IGM Art Gallery Director Lynn Crandall has received an award for volunteerism from the White House.

IGM Art Gallery Director Lynn Crandall has received an award for volunteerism from the White House.

Members of the advisory council for the USC Institute for Genetic Medicine Art Gallery and community leaders recently attended a gala to celebrate an award for volunteerism presented by the White House to IGM Gallery Director Lynn Crandall.

The award and a letter signed by President Barack Obama were presented to Crandall by Jennifer Morgan, president of the United Nations Association, Beverly Hills. The award recognizes the mission of the IGM Art Gallery and its public, private, nonprofit, faith-based, academic and media partners to develop economic self-sufficiency and social justice on both USC campuses and in the surrounding communities.

The event also launched an exhibition by New Delhi artist Nikki Anand, who flew in for the reception and discussions led by speakers that included Jim Beddows of the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and Terance Wolfe of the USC Marshall School of Business.