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2021 USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony

The USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI) Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony will honor the graduating Class of 2021 scholars and their families. This year we will celebrate the USC Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative’s 30th anniversary of serving as USC’s premier model for college access and success.

USC NAI provides opportunities for local middle and high school students to attend college through a seven-year, academically rigorous program. Students who complete the program, meet USC’s competitive admission requirements, and choose to attend USC, are awarded a full financial aid package minus loans. While many NAI scholars attend USC, others elect to attend other prestigious universities and colleges across the nation. All of these college-bound scholars are in critical need of financial support during their college careers.

For the safety and well-being of our scholars, families and guests, the 2021 Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony will be held on a virtual platform on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 4:00 PM.

The Honorees that evening will be:

Dr. Robert and Lisa Margolis and the Margolis Foundation

Our distinguished Keynote Speaker will be:

Dean Pedro A. Noguera, Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean of the USC Rossier School of Education.

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2021 SPONSORSHIP & TICKETS

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the 2021 Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony. Your sponsorship will not only help make the Gala a truly inspiring celebration for our graduating scholars and their families, but will also provide critical financial support for the NAI program.

Please note that included in the various sponsorship levels is a custom-designed USC NAI Meal Box.  Food and wine will be delivered the day of the event with easy instructions for reheating and assembling your meal.  Meal delivery is available in most of LA, Orange and Ventura Counties- click here to see eligible delivery service areas.

If you would like to support the event but fall outside of the delivery zip codes or are out of state, your donation will be 100% tax deductible. You can also purchase an individual viewing ticket and participate in the event live.

USC NAI McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative 2021 Gala Sponsorship Menu

$50,000 SIGNATURE DIAMOND SPONSOR

  • Ten NAI student scholarships in your name*
  • Dinner and wine for 10 (delivered to their home)
  • Full-page color Tribute Journal ad
  • Recognition: website, social media, electronic event signage and collateral

 

$25,000 PLATINUM SPONSOR

  • Eight NAI student scholarships in your name*
  • Dinner and wine for 8 (delivered to their home)
  • Full-page color Tribute Journal ad
  • Recognition: website, social media, electronic event signage and collateral

 

$15,000 GOLD SPONSOR

  • Six NAI student scholarships in your name*
  • Dinner and wine for 8 (delivered to their home)
  • Full-page black and white Tribute Journal ad
  • Recognition: website, social media, electronic event signage and collateral

 

$10,000 SILVER SPONSOR

  • Four NAI student scholarships in your name*
  • Dinner and wine for 8 (delivered to their home)
  • Half-page color Tribute Journal ad
  • Recognition: social media, electronic event signage and collateral

 

$5,000 BRONZE SPONSOR

  • Two NAI student scholarships in your name*
  • Dinner and wine for 6 (delivered to their home)
  • Half-page black and white Tribute Journal ad
  • Electronic Recognition: Bronze Sponsor on electronic signage

 

$3,500 FRIEND OF NAI

  • One NAI student scholarships in your name*
  • Dinner and wine for 4 (delivered to their home)
  • Electronic Recognition: Friend of Troy on electronic signage

INDIVIDUAL TICKET: $500

  • Dinner and wine for 1 (delivered to their home) and access to live view of gala program

*All scholarships will be announced during the event

Gala contributions are tax-deductible with the exception of $150 per ticket

 

TRIBUTE JOURNAL ADS

Full-page color – $2,000

Half-page color – $1,500

Full-page black & white – $1,000

Half-page black & white – $750

 

Tribute Journal Ads  are 100% tax-deductible

All ads need to be a minimum of 300 dpi and in JPG, TIF or PDF format

Artwork due by May 7, 2021

For further questions, please contact Ivonne Rodriguez at ivonnero@usc.edu