Annual Campaign

The annual campaign supports our grants, training and public information programs and the services we provide to donors who seek advice on the best ways to make their charitable contributions. 

Each campaign focuses on one or two issues, and we distribute grants to local Asian organizations who are addressing that issue. In addition, we supplement grants with public information programs, training for agencies and other projects. 

In addition, at our annual galas we honor individuals for professional accomplishment, leadership and philanthropic contributions. We present the honoree’s personal story of childhood experiences, the path to achieving success and why he or she chose to give back. Please click below to view the presentations.

2012 – Dominic Ng
2011 – Hsing Kung
2010 Norman Y. Mineta 
2009 – Amy Tan
2008 – Vinod Khosla
2007 – Chieu Le
2006 – Rolland C. Lowe
2005 – Growing Up Asian in America – 10th Anniversary
2004 – Cecilia Sun Yun Chiang, William R. Tamayo, Yoshihiro Uchida
2003 – John S. Chen, Talat Hasan, Dale Minami, Hua Ngo
2002 – Maxing Hong Kingston, Lip Bu Tan
2001 – Kenneth Fong, Koichi Nishimura, Kanwal Rekhi

Prior Years:


  • Pauline Lo Alker
  • Diosdado P. Banatao
  • Kamran Elahian
  • Umang Gupta
  • Vinita Gupta
  • Chong Moon Lee
  • Arun Sarin
  • Leslie Tang Schilling
  • Cora M. Tellez
  • Stanley T. Wang
  • Osamu “Sam” Yamada

Note: Biographies appear as presented at the time the honoree was recognized and may not be current. 

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