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.

Individual tickets are available for purchase

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

Silent Auction

Bid online!

For the first time ever, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is hosting its silent auction online!  Visit our silent auction website here to bid on some amazing prizes.  The auction closes promptly at 8:45 pm on Thursday, October 26, 2017.

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.  Tickets are 1 for $40, 3 for $100.  Tickets will only be sold at the event.

Grand Prize

  • 8-day/7-night Resort Condo Accommodation for up to four (4) guests at The Matchroom Country Club in Costa del Sol, Spain
  • 200,000 American Airlines AAdvantage Miles

Donated by Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles 
and

Official Airline of the 34th Anniversary Dinner

Second Prize

  • 6-day/5-night stay at the Black Diamond Lodge in Deer Valley Utah for up to five (5) people
  • 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage Miles

Donated by The Long Family Foundation
and


Official Airline of the 34th Anniversary Dinner

Third Prize

  • Suite for ten (10) guests at Staples Center to watch the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Memphis Grizzlies game on Wednesday, December 27, 2017.  
  • Two parking passes included

Donated by Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Only 1,500 tickets will be sold.  Odds of winning depends on the actual number of valid entries received.

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
Shirley S. Cho, Esq., Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
Vincent M. Gonzales, Esq., Southern California Gas Company
Stewart Kwoh, Esq., Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles
John S.C. Lim, Esq., LimNexus 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
Sidley Austin LLP

Golden Circle
American Airlines

Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow, P.C.
Cathay Bank
The Coca-Cola Company
East West Bank
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Kaiser Permanente
KEBOK Foundation
Friends of E.C. (Pony) & Kay Lee
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Microsoft
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.
Southern California Edison
Union Bank
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation

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

JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Koreatown Plaza
Latham & Watkins LLP
LimNexus LLP
Long Family Foundation
Macy's
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Quantum Capital Partners

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Friends of Marie & Chor Chai Tan
U.S. Bancorp
Verizon Wireless
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites

Bronze Circle
ABC7
Airbnb
California Teachers Assocation

Frontier Communications
Girardi Keese
Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Hinshaw & Culbertson 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 Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles
Gomez & Furukawa
Holland & Knight LLP
The Home Depot
Japanese American Bar Association
Friends of Donald Jue
Kindel Gagan
Korean American Bar Association of Southern California
Korean Resource Center
Friends of Martin V. Lee, Esq.
Little Tokyo Service Center

Mayer Brown LLP
Orange County Asian American Bar Association
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

Pacific American Fish Company, Inc.
Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs, CSULA
Philippine American Bar Association
Friends of Jack & Mary-Ellen Shu
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
Thai American Bar Assocation
United Domestic Workers of America

United Postal Service
University of California, Los Angeles
VALIC
Walker Stevens Cannom Yang LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP

 

(listing as of October 19, 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, October 5, 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 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

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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

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.