From the Office of the President
USC President C. L. Max Nikias and USC Trustee Dominic Ng
For the first time since the alliance formed between USC and Pacific Asia Museum one year ago, more than 550 supporters and friends of the museum gathered for the annual Festival of the Autumn Moon Gala.
The event, in its 37th year, honored Dominic Ng, chairman and CEO of East West Bank, for his business and civic leadership as well as his passion and support of Asian art and culture.
USC President C. L. Max Nikias cited Ng’s stellar leadership in business and his passion for the arts, in addition to praising the partnership between USC and Pacific Asia Museum.
USC Pacific Asia Museum Director Christina Yu Yu thanked sponsors, volunteers and friends whose steadfast support made the evening possible and allows for the museum’s continued commitment to the arts.
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USC Trustee John Mork, Julie Mork, Niki C. Nikias, USC President C. L. Max Nikias, Lynn Booth, Gail Garner Roski, USC Trustee Edward P. Roski, Jr., USC Trustee William J. Schoen
Following in the pioneering vision of USC founder Judge Robert Maclay Widney, USC honored its philanthropic leaders at the 3rd annual Widney Society Gala. Benefactors who have donated $1 million or more in gifts or pledges to the university are inducted at this annual event, recognizing their extraordinary generosity and foresight in creating an enduring legacy for the future at USC. The gala evening event is set right outside Widney Alumni House, the university’s oldest buildings, now enhanced with a newly commissioned bronze statue of the university’s founding father.
The historic $6 billion Campaign for USC, launched in 2011, has raised $3.74 billion to date, with the generous support of more than 250,000 donors.
Retired Army General David Petraeus, left, and USC President C. L. Max Nikias, right, show their engraved wooden Trojan swords. The swords were presented to them by the USC Student Veterans Association for their help in opening USC Veterans Resource Center, on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. (USC Photo/ Gus Ruelas)