2012 - A Celebration of Visionary Leadership

Thank you to all who helped make our 2012 Annual Gala a success!
View photos from the evening HERE.

2012 Gala Honoree

Dominic Ng
Chairman and CEO, East West Bank
Chairman, Committee of 100

Dominic Ng has transformed East West Bank from a small Los Angeles Chinatown savings and loan association to one of the 30 largest banks in the US. Named one of 25 most notable Chinese Americans by Forbes and one of L.A.’s 100 most influential people by the Los Angeles Times, Mr. Ng also serves on the boards of several major organizations. In 2000, he was the first Asian American campaign chair for United Way of Greater Los Angeles. Centered on educating the region’s Chinese American community on the importance of philanthropy and the benefits of supporting high-impact charities, Mr. Ng’s campaign raised record funds, broke a long-standing ethnic barrier, and now serves as a model and best practice for United Way chapters and charities nationwide.


Chang-Lin Tien Education Leadership Award Winners

Jacqueline L. Mok
Secretary of the Board of Trustees,
Vice President and Chief of Staff
The Johns Hopkins University

Jacqueline L. Mok recently joined The Johns Hopkins University from The University of Arizona, where she was appointed the first Vice President and Chief of Staff. She has also served for five and a half years as a cultural attaché of the US diplomatic corps in France, Nigeria and Sri Lanka. Ms. Mok earned her bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College in Vermont, her master’s degree in music education from the University of North Texas, and her doctorate in arts education from New York University.


Suresh Subramani
Executive Vice Chancellor
University of California, San Diego

Dr. Suresh Subramani is the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and a Chancellor Associates Chair at the University of California San Diego. A professor of Molecular Biology and a highly distinguished cell and molecular biologist, he has been a member of the UC San Diego faculty since 1981. Dr. Subramani received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from UC Berkeley, was a post-doctoral fellow in Biochemistry at Stanford University, and has won numerous awards and fellowships.




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