In the 2009-2010 Academic Year, we celebrated our 50th Anniversary. This important milestone was commemorated with exciting events throughout the year. On November 28, 2010, the new USC Associates donor wall was toasted by a crowd of 1,450 in Associates Park. Everyone who attended the event had the opportunity to take photos with the guest of honor, Traveler. The next time you are on campus, please feel free to stop by the donor wall.
On February 27, 2010, the USC Associates 50th Anniversary Gala was held at the prestigious Vibiana to celebrate the accomplishments of the premier support organization. Over 300 members of the Associates attended this elegant evening. Fellow Trojan and KTLA-TV morning news anchor, Frank Buckley (’87), was the master of ceremonies as presentations by USC Associates President Jane Popovich and USC President Emeritus, Steven B. Sample, inspired all that attended the glamorous event.
Over the past 50 years, as the premier academic support group, the USC Associates have a long list of impressive accomplishments, but it is the extraordinary sum of their collective contributions that is the most notable. Thanks to the unwavering combined generosity of the Associates, contributions total more than $1 billion, allowing USC to progress further and faster than any other university in the world.