Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

36th 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

36th Anniversary Dinner

Thursday, October 17, 2019
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

Public Service Award
Governor Gavin Newsom
 
Corporate Impact Award
Bank of Hope
 
Education Impact Award
Harvard Student Activists
 
Community Impact Award
Ethnic Media Partners: Asian Journal, Korea Daily, Sing Tao, Lawyer Talk, Rafu Shimpo, and U.S. News Express

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Nita Song, Board Chair
Marie Tan, First Vice Chair
William Lew Tan, Esq., Vice Chair
Hon. Casimiro U. Tolentino, Vice Chair 
Vincent M. Gonzales, Esq.,Treasurer
Martin V. Lee, Esq. Co-Chair, Executive Advisory Council
John S. C. Lim, Esq., Co-Chair, Executive Advisory Council
Sandy Sakamoto, Esq., Co-Chair, Executive Advisory Council
Stewart Kwoh, Esq., Advancing Justice-LA Founder
Vivian Long, Executive Committee
Gilbert Tong, Executive Committee

Members at Large

Paul S. Chan, Esq.
Andrew Cheng, Esq.
Anjan Choudhury, Esq.
Peter Y. Huh
Beong-Soo Kim, Esq.
Joseph K. Kim, Esq.
Katherine H. Ku, Esq.
Gloria Lee, Esq.
Thomas Lee, Esq.
Jade Leung, Esq.
Kevin Masuda, Esq.
Manisha Merchant, Esq.
Olivia Samad, Esq.
Christine Song
Timothy Tang
Mini Timmaraju
Yoko Yagi, Esq.
Jack S. Yeh, Esq

Sponsors

Gala Co-Chairs - $25,000
American Airlines
Bank of America
Bird Marella
Comcast | NBCUniversal
IW Group Inc. | Nita Song
LimNexus
Pacific American Fish Co. 
Sidley Austin LLP
Southern California Gas Company
Wells Fargo
Wilison Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation | Katherine Ku
 
Justice Circle - $250,000
J.T. Tai Foundation
 
Century Circle - $100,000
54 Green Street Realty
Ken Fong
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.
 
Golden Circle - $10,000
Bank of Hope
The California Endowment
County of Los Angeles, Office of Supervisor Hilda Solis
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 
Long Family Foundation
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Microsoft 
Shapiro Family Charitable Foundation
 
Silver Circle - $5,000
Banc of California, N.A
Erin Cho, Esq.
Greenberg Traurig LLP
The Kong Family Charitable Trust
Koreatown Plaza
Latham & Watkins LLP
Marie & Chor Chai Tan 
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Spectrum/Charter Communications
Verizon Wireless
Walzer Melcher LLP
Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
 
Bronze Circle - $3,500
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County
Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
California Teachers Association
DLA Piper US LLP
Jones Day
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Manufacturers Bank
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Rodriguez, Horii, Choi & Cafferata LLP
Rutan & Tucker LLP
Sheppard Mullin
United Way of Los Angeles
WilmerHale
 
Community Circle - $1,500
AIG Retirement Services
The Baltimore Family Fund
County of Los Angeles, Office of Supervisor Kathryn Barger 
Grace Hu & Friends
Hawkinson Yang LLP
Japanese American Bar Association
Korean American Bar Association
Lao American Network
Levene, Neale, Bender, Yoo, & Brill LLP
Orange County Asian American Bar Association
South Asian Bar Association
Southern California Public Radio
Taiwanese American Lawyers Association
VALIC
William Lew Tan & Shelly M. Ushio
 
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 23, 2019. 
 
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. Individual tickets are available for purchase. Individual corporate tickets are available for $350 and individual community tickets are available for $200.

Return completed forms by mail to the Advancing Justice – LA office or via fax to (213) 977-7595.
 
For more information regarding individual tickets, please contact Vanida LeVan at [email protected] or (213) 977-7500 x242.
 
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 36th Anniversary Dinner, please contact Vanida LeVan 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: 
Thursday, October 17th 2019

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.