Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

35th 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.

Join the Stewart & Pat Kwoh Circle of Justice - Founders Fund!

Be part of a very special group of supporters by joining the Stewart & Pat Kwoh Circle of Justice - Founders Fund. By donating $500 or $5,000 you can help recognize and support Stewart and Patricia's legacy and continued passion for serving the AANHPI community.

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If you need additional assistance or prefer sending in a check or donate with other methods, please contact Janelle Hu at [email protected] or (213) 977-7500 x231

35th Anniversary Dinner
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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

Lifetime Achievement Award
Stewart & Pat Kwoh

Dinner Committee

Paul S. Chan, Esq., Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow
Wendy Chang, Dwight Stuart Foundation
Shirley S. Cho, Esq., Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
Vincent M. Gonzales, Esq., Southern California Gas Company
Stewart Kwoh, Esq., Advancing Justice-LA
Sally Lew, Philanthropic and Non-Profit Consulting
John S.C. Lim, Esq., LimNexus LLP
Sandy Sakamoto, Esq., LimNexus LLP
Nita Song, IW Group, Inc.
Marie Tan, Marie Tan, CPA, A Prof. Corporation
Hon. Casimiro U. Tolentino
David Yang, Esq., Hawkinson Yang LLP
Jeffrey Yang, Esq., MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

Sponsors

Dinner Chair

Dinner Co-Chair

 

Justice Circle - $250,000
J.T. Tai & Co. Foundation

Century Circle - $100,000

Jade Circle - $30,000
Comcast l NBCUniversal 

Titanium Circle - $25,000
Dwight Stuart Youth Fund & Friends of Stewart & Pat: Wendy Chang, Sally Lew and Cathy Choi
Marguerite Casey Foundation
Pacific American Fish Co. - Peter & Jihee Huh
Southern California Gas Company

Platinum Circle - $15,000
Bank of America
California Community Foundation

Capital Group
Edison International
IW Group, Inc.
Fred & Diana Kong
Long Family Foundation
Macy's
Munger Tolles & Olson LLP
Nielsen

Golden Circle - $10,000
The Annenberg Foundation
Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc.
Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow P.C.
The California Wellness Foundation
Cathay Bank
Cedars-Sinai

The Coca-Cola Company
Council of Korean Americans
East West Bank
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Kaiser Permanente
KEBOK Foundation
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Microsoft

Shapiro Family Charitable Foundation
Sidley Austin LLP
MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation

Silver Circle - $5,000
AT&T
California Bank & Trust
The California Endowment
College Futures Foundation
County of Los Angeles, Office of Supervisor Hilda Solis
County of Los Angeles, Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
First 5 LA

Koreatown Plaza
Latham & Watkins LLP
LimNexus LLP

Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu
Mayer Brown LLP 
Mayor Richard J. Riordan
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Quantum Capital Partners
SEIU
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Spectrum/Charter Communications
Chor Chai & Marie Tan
UCLA
United Way of Greater Los Angeles

Verizon Wireless
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites

Bronze Circle - $3,500
Airbnb
California Teachers Association
County of Los Angeles, Office of Supervisor Janice Hahn
County of Los Angeles, Office of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl

DLA Piper US LLP
Gomez & Furukawa
Hitachi, Ltd.
Jones Day
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics Inc. 
Manufacturers Bank
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
Paramount Pictures
Rodriguez, Horii, Choi & Cafferata LLP
Dr. & Mrs. Richard Sun and Ivy Sun
U.S. Bank
Walzer Melcher LLP
WilmerHale

Community Circle - $2,000
Advancement Project
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County
Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy*
Banc of California, A.N.
CARECEN
Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment

County of Los Angeles, Office of Supervisor Kathryn Barger
Crowell & Moring LLP
Duane Morris *
East West Players* 
Eng & Nishimura
Friends of Advancing Justice-LA
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP

Girardi Keese
Hawkinson Yang
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
Japanese American Bar Association
Japanese American National Museum

Friends of Don Jue
Korean American Bar Association of Southern California
Korean American Lawyers Association * 
LA Care Health Plan
Liberty Hill Foundation
Little Tokyo Service Center
Orange County Asian American Bar Association*

Philippine American Bar Association*
Reed Smith LLP
SABA-Southern California & SABA-Public Interest Foundation

Jack & Mary Ellen Kwoh Shu
Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association
Southern California Public Radio
StoneTapert Insurance Services
Taiwanese American Lawyers Association*
UCLA Government and Community Relations
UCLA Labor Center
UCLA Law & The David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy
Urban Foundation

VALIC
Williams Lew Tan & Shelly M. Ushito
Yoon Law, APC

*Partial Sponsorship

(listing as of Oct 14, 2018)

Table sponsorships are available for purchase. Click here for a Sponsorship Form. Return completed forms by email or mail to the Advancing Justice – LA office or via fax to (213) 977-7595. Deadline to be included as a sponsor on event invitation is Tuesday, July 24, 2018. 

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 2017 Anniversary Dinner sponsors.

Tickets

Individual tickets are available for purchase.
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.

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 2017 Anniversary Dinner Silent Auction Donors.

 

Click here to learn more about Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles.  For more information on the 35th Anniversary Dinner, please contact Jim Herr at (213) 977-7500 ext. 242.


Transportation & Parking Information:

Ride Share Drop Off
404 S. Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA  90071

Discounted Validated Parking Information
Validation for discounted parking will be available at the dinner.  There are no in-and-outs with validation.

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel (Valet ONLY)
401 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 624-1000
$24 with validation

City National Garage Self Park
400 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 628-0581
"Sky bridge" access to Bonaventure hotel on the 7th floor of the parking garage.
MON-FRI (5PM-2AM): $10.00 with Validation

Union Bank Garage Self Park
445 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 620-0170
"Sky bridge" access to Bonaventure Hotel on the 3rd level of the garage
MON-FRI (5am-5pm): $15.00 with Validation
MON-FRI (5pm-2am): $10.00 with Validation

 

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 17th 2018

For Legal Help

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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.