Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

34th Anniversary Dinner

The Anniversary Dinner is a signature annual event that benefits Advancing Justice-LA through the generous support of many individuals, companies and foundations. It celebrates the organization’s accomplishments throughout the year and highlights its year-round programs and services. Additionally, the organization honors partners who have made a significant impact on the community. The event includes a reception, silent auction and dinner in addition to the awards ceremony.

This event is attended by over 1,200 guests, including elected officials, community partners, members of the local Asian American bar associations and leaders from the corporate, legal and nonprofit sectors. It has become one of the largest fundraising dinners in the AANHPI communities. It is typically held in October in downtown Los Angeles.

To see past honorees, click here, and to see past chairs/co-chairs, click here.

34th Anniversary Dinner
Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
404 S. Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90071

5:30 pm - Reception and Silent Auction
7:00 pm - Program and Dinner

Business Attire

 

Honorees

Community Partner Award
Korean Resource Center

Community Partner Award
Orange County Congregation Community Organization

Corporate Impact Award
The Walt Disney Company

Pro Bono Service Award
Sidley Austin LLP

Public Service Award
Speaker Anthony Rendon

Dinner Chair

Gilbert Tong
Resident Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

Dinner Committee

Paul S. Chan, Esq., Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow
Wendy Chang, Esq., Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Shirley S. Cho, Esq., Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
Vincent M. Gonzales, Esq., Southern California Gas Company
Sally Huang, Esq., Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Stewart Kwoh, Esq., Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles
John S.C. Lim, Esq., LimNexus LLP
Anna Park, Esq., McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Sandy Sakamoto, Esq., LimNexus LLP
Nita Song, IW Group, Inc.
Kevin M. Tamaki, AT&T
Marie Tan, Marie Tan, CPA, A Prof. Corporation
Hon. Casimiro U. Tolentino
Gilbert Tong, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
David Yang, Esq., Walker Stevens Cannom Yang LLP
Jeffrey Yang, Esq., MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

 

Sponsors

Dinner Chair
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Justice Circle
J.T. Tai & Co. Foundation

Titanium Circle
Comcast / NBCUniversal
Southern California Gas Company
The Walt Disney Company
Wells Fargo

Platinum Circle
Capital Group
IW Group, Inc.
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Nielsen

Golden Circle
American Airlines

Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow, P.C.
Cathay Bank
East West Bank
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Kaiser Permanente
KEBOK Foundation
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Microsoft
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.
Sidley Austin LLP
Southern California Edison
Union Bank

Silver Circle
Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc.
AT&T
Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
California Bank & Trust
County of Los Angeles, Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Koreatown Plaza
Latham & Watkins LLP
LimNexus LLP
Macy's
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Marie & Chor Chai Tan
U.S. Bancorp
Verizon Wireless
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites

Bronze Circle
Airbnb
California Teachers Assocation

Girardi Keese
Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Hitachi, Inc.
Jones Day
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Manufacturers Bank
Paramount Pictures
Reed Smith LLP
Rodriguez, Horii, Choi & Cafferata, LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
United Way of Greater Los Angeles
WilmerHale

Community Circle
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County
Banc of California
Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment
Friends of Donald Jue
Gomez & Furukawa
Holland & Knight LLP
The Home Depot
Japanese American Bar Association
Kindel Gagan
Korean American Bar Association of Southern California
Korean Resource Center
Little Tokyo Service Center

Mayer Brown LLP
Martin V. Lee, Esq.
Orange County Asian American Bar Association
Pacific American Fish Company, Inc.
Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs, CSULA
Philippine American Bar Association
South Asian Bar Association of Southern California
Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association
Southern California Public Radio
Taiwanese American Lawyers Association

Tan & Sakiyama, A Prof. Corporation
United Postal Service

University of California, Los Angeles
VALIC
Walker Stevens Cannom Yang LLP
 

(listing as of August 16, 2017)

 

Table sponsorships are available for purchase. Click here for a Sponsorship FormReturn completed forms by email or mail to the Advancing Justice – LA office or via fax to (213) 977-7595. Deadline is Thursday, August 10, 2017. 

The Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles is a 501(c)(3) organization. For sponsorships, contributions over the fair-market value are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The fair-market value of each dinner admission ticket is $80. Click here for a complete listing of the 2016 Anniversary Dinner sponsors.

Tickets

Individual tickets are not yet available for purchase. Click here for a ticket reply form.
Return completed forms by mail to the Advancing Justice – LA office or via fax to (213) 977-7595. 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles is a 501(c)(3) organization. For tickets, contributions over the fair-market value are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The fair-market value of each dinner admission ticket is $80.

Program Journal Advertisement

Advertisement spaces are available for purchase in the program journal.  Ad sizes include: full page, half page and quarter page.  Click here for a program journal ad reply form.

Silent Auction

Make a donation to the event silent auction.  Silent auction donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. 

Click here for a silent auction donation reply form.

Click here for a complete listing of the 2016 Anniversary Dinner Silent Auction Donors.

Opportunity Drawing

Enter the opportunity drawing to benefit Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles. Check back soon for Opportunity Drawing prizes and prices!
Odds of winning depends on the actual number of valid entries received.

 

Click here to learn more about Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles.  For more information on the 34th Anniversary Dinner, please contact Kerilyn Sato, Development Assistant at (213) 977-7500 ext. 242.

 

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 26th 2017

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Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.