USC Volunteer Recognition Dinner

Thursday, September 15, 2022
Town & Gown, University Park Campus

On Thursday, September 15, 2022, the USC Alumni Association will honor and recognize the outstanding contributions of volunteers at the annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner. These volunteers have devoted their time and energy in service to the University. Awards are presented in four categories: President’s Award, Widney Alumni House Volunteer Award, Volunteer Liaison of the Year Award, and Volunteer Organization of the Year Award.

The Volunteer Recognition Awards are presented each year to recipients in the following categories: President’s Awards, Widney Alumni House Awards, Volunteer Friends of the Year Award, and Volunteer Organization of the Year Award.

Nominations for the 2022 awards must be submitted online beginning Monday, May 2. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, May 25, at 5:00 p.m. PDT.

The 2022 honorees will be announced, and the Volunteer Recognition Dinner registration will open in July.

Questions? Please contact us at alumnievents@usc.edu or (213) 740-2300.

USC Alumni Association President’s Award

Submit your online nomination form here.

The President’s Award recognizes the outstanding leadership contributions of a volunteer over the course of several years, which may include fulfillment of a formal leadership position and/or achievements in informal activities. Other factors considered are the volunteer’s overall record of service, loyalty, dedication, and contribution to the Trojan Family. Typically, up to five President’s Awards are presented each year. 

An individual (or couple) may only receive a President’s Award or Widney Award once. Recipients of the President’s Award are not eligible later for the Widney Award, but recipients of the Widney Award may subsequently receive the President’s Award.  

Self-nominations are not accepted.

Widney Alumni House Volunteer Awards 

Submit your online nomination form here.

These awards recognize the outstanding contributions of volunteers through service to the Trojan Family. Important factors include a record of sustained volunteer service to a school or department at USC and relevant achievements during this service. Typically, up to 20 Widney Awards are presented each year.

Volunteers associated with any USC academic or administrative department, recognized alumni or alumnae organizations, or multicultural and other affinity groups, are eligible for the Widney Alumni House Award.

Self-nominations are not accepted.

Volunteer Liaison of the Year Award  

Submit your online nomination form here.

This award is presented to a USC staff member for his or her work with USC volunteers and recognizes outstanding contributions to the development and implementation of USC volunteer programs. The award encourages the effective, efficient, and creative use of the University’s volunteer base by university staff. Eligibility criteria may include volunteer recruitment, training and recognition, leadership development, communications, marketing, and programming. The satisfaction of volunteers impacted by the nominee is also considered. One or two Volunteer Liaison Awards may be presented each year.

Self-nominations are not accepted.

Volunteer Organization of the Year Award  

Submit your online nomination form here.

This is the only award given to a USC volunteer organization in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Trojan Family and the advancement of USC. Important achievements considered are organization formation, membership growth, retention and involvement, overall development, quality and creativity of programming, communications, successful fundraising initiatives, and leadership. The honoree organization demonstrably supports the overall mission of USC. One or two Alumni Volunteer Organization Awards may be presented each year.

Any volunteer organization recognized by the University or one of its departments is eligible for the USC Volunteer Organization of the Year Award.

Self-nominations are encouraged.

Past Honorees
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