Asian Pacific Fund’s Annual Gala

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The Asian Pacific Fund Annual Gala is a celebration of philanthropic leadership in the Bay Area. For almost two decades, the gala has been an exceptional gathering of distinguished individuals from the region’s Asian American community. The gala will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco.



A special part of the evening is the presentation of our Leadership in Philanthropy Award. The award recognizes individuals who have attained great success in their field while also being a role model for giving back.  This year’s honoree is Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder and CEO of

In addition to celebrating philanthropy, our gala presents key networking opportunities and provides exposure to almost 500 business, civic and community leaders. This event also features an exclusive auction and has included items from Amy Tan, Jeremy Lin, Jerry Yang and more.

You can find a full recap of last year’s gala here.

Former Leadership in Philanthropy Award recipients include:

  • Gideon Yu, former president of the 49ers and former CFO of Facebook and YouTube
  • Steve Chen, co-founder of YouTube
  • Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems
  • Dado Banatao, managing partner and founder of Tallwood Venture Capital
  • Arun Sarin, former chief executive of Vodafone Group
  • Amy Tan, award-winning author
  • John Chen, CEO of Blackberry
  • Hua Ngo and Chieu Le, wholesale and retail business leaders
  • Dale Minami, community leader

Sponsorship Opportunities

We hope you will consider being included among the corporate partners who have supported our Annual Galas and received tremendous visibility and recognition within the Asian American community and beyond. To learn more about sponsorship benefits, please click here or contact Michael Nobleza at