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2018 C4C Alumni Gala Awards

 We are honored to recognize the following individuals for their continued dedication to service.

Golden Briefcase Alumni Award: J. Kristoffer Popovich (MBA '70)

In addition to Popovich Hall, longtime USC benefactors, Kris Popovich and his late wife, USC Trustee Jane Hoffman Popovich ’65, provided gifts establishing student scholarships and funded faculty and cancer research. Jane Popovich’s parents, H. Leslie and Elaine Stevely Hoffman, created the Hoffman Foundation in the 1950s, contributing millions of dollars to the campaign supporting USC’s Master Plan, and more toward construction of the Elaine Stevely Hoffman Medical Research Center and the H. Leslie Hoffman Hall of Business Administration.

Popovich operated Hoffman Associates, a successor of Western Mortgage, which developed and managed real estate. He was also President and CEO of Hoffman Video Systems, a Los Angeles-based distributor of industrial and broadcast equipment.

A resident of San Marino, Popovich serves with his three daughters as Trustee of the H. Leslie and Elaine S. Hoffman Family Foundation. He was instrumental in the formation of a board of directors for the USC Associates and later served as the group’s President.  He is a member of the USC Marshall Board of Leaders and also a past board member of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. An engaged community leader, Popovich is Chair of Kidspace Children’s Museum and served on the boards of the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles and the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.
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Cardinal Young Alumni Award: Andrew Schulman (MBA ’08)

USC Marshall alumni Andrew SchulmanAndrew Schulman earned his MBA from Marshall in 2008 as a Dean’s Award Recipient, recieving a two-year scholarship awarded to the top 5% of the incoming class. Andrew also served on the Marshall Advisory Council as one of six students selected, to build and implement a new student government organization for Marshall based on a thorough needs assessment and systematic review of current policies, programs and leadership. Andrew spends the majority of his time on fiscal sponsorship and writes, "it's a game-changing area of the nonprofit sector that remains unknown or mysterious to many, and my larger goal is to spread the word to more orgs and people who can benefit from it." Andrew is currently a principle at Schulman consulting.