USC Volunteer Recognition Awards

September 2, 2021

On Thursday, September 2, 2021 the USC Alumni Association will honor and recognize the outstanding contributions of volunteers at the annual Volunteer Recognition Awards. These volunteers have devoted their time and energy in service to the university. Awards are presented in four categories including: President’s Award, Widney Alumni House Volunteer Award, Volunteer Friend of the Year Award and Volunteer Organization of the Year Award.

The 2021 USC Volunteer Recognition Dinner will be held on Thursday, September 2 on the University Park Campus (local health guidelines permitting), as well as virtually.

Date:  September 2, 2021
Time:  5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2021 honorees.  All nominations must be submitted using the online form by 5:00 p.m. PDT on May 19, 2021.  Click on each tab for award criteria and to submit a nomination by the deadline. For questions, contact Danielle Harvey at harveyd@usc.edu.

USC Alumni Association President’s Awards
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.

Please submit your nomination for the President’s Award here.
All nominations must be submitted using the online form by 5:00 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Nominations submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Volunteer Organization of the Year Award
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.

Please submit your nomination for the Alumni Volunteer Organization of the Year Award here.
All nominations must be submitted using the online form by 5:00 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Nominations submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Volunteer Friend of the Year Award
This award is presented to a USC staff member for his or her work with USC volunteers, and recognizes outstanding contributions in 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 Friend Awards may be presented each year.

Self-nominations are not accepted.

Please submit your nomination for the Volunteer Friend of the Year Award here. 
All nominations must be submitted using the online form by 5:00 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Nominations submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Widney Alumni House Volunteer Awards
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. This year the Volunteer Recognition Award Selection Committee will be reviewing all nominations for Widney Awards, with a goal of choosing 10-15 recipients.

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.

Please submit your nomination for the Widney Alumni House Volunteer Awards here.
All nominations must be submitted using the online form by 5:00 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Nominations submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Past Honorees
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