Date: Thursday, October 30, 2008          Time: 6PM to 10PM

Note: Program will begin promptly at 6:30PM!

Place: Golden Bridge Restaurant
50 Bowery Street, Manhattan, NY 10013
Note: Parking lot available on 40 Elizabeth Street.

 2008 AAARI Annual Banquet

Our Annual Gala is attended by 400+ Asian and non-Asian academic, business, civic and community leaders, faculty, staff and students. 

The current Asian American representation in CUNY is over 40,000, with more than 3,600 faculty and staff, 3,500 + graduate students and 33,000 undergraduates of Asian heritage. There are tens of thousands of Asian American CUNY alumni working and living throughout New York and the country. AAARI engages the Asian American community within CUNY, New York City and beyond.

Individual Ticket

Non-Member: $150
Complimentary AAARI '09 Membership

Member/Senior (65+): $80 | Student: $35

Table of Ten

Diamond - $5,000

Free Full Page Advertisement

Ruby - $3,000 Free Half Page Advertisement
Pearl - $2,000

Free Quarter Page Advertisement

Jade - $1,500

Free 1/8 Page Advertisement




Honorary Banquet Chairperson
Dr. Matthew Goldstein
Chancellor, The City University of New York
Picture of Christine Quinn Leadership Award
Christine C. Quinn

Speaker, New York City Council
CUNY Asian American
Distinguished Alumni Award

Aziz Ahmad

CEO, UTC Associates
KY Chynn Book Award for Chinese Studies
Simon Winchester

Author, The Man Who Loved China
CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship
Olivia Lin

Undergraduate, Hunter College, CUNY

Benefits of Supporting the AAARI Annual Gala – gain valuable exposure to large numbers of the Asian American community across New York City, CUNY and beyond.

1. Exposure to 400+ attendees at the Gala - printed program acknowledgements distributed to attendees who represent not just themselves but many other organizations.


2. Gala journal ads appear in the bound copy of the proceedings of AAARI’s earlier annual conference that are distributed to all Gala attendees and to the 200+ participants, panelists, sponsors and awardees who attended the conference and hundreds of community-based organizations and civic leaders. This year’s conference topic was entitled “Asian American Women.” The bound proceedings are not a simply a memento of the Gala, but a permanent reference that will be used again and again.


3. Table sponsors are listed on AAARI’s website which reaches thousands of faculty, staff and students within CUNY, and academic, business, civic and community leaders and organizations outside of CUNY.


4. The Gala receives extensive coverage in the Asian American ethnic press.







2008 Annual Banquet


Banquet Program


Silent Auction / Raffle


2008 Annual Banquet

Honorary Banquet Chair
Matthew Goldstein

Alex New
Wen-Parker Logistics

Commerce Bank

Salsberg Group

Michelle J. Anderson
CUNY School of Law

Angela Anselmo
SEEK Program
Baruch College, CUNY

Julie Azuma
Different Roads to Learning

Jack Chung, Esq.
Law Office of Jack Chung

Brian T. Cohen

Russell K. Hotzler
New York College of
Technology, CUNY

Christoph M. Kimmich
Brooklyn College, CUNY

Eduardo D.Marti
Queensborough Community
College, CUNY

James Muyskens
Queens College, CUNY

Antonio Perez
Borough of Manhattan
Community College, CUNY

Jennifer J. Raab
Hunter College, CUNY

State Farm

U.S. Pan-Asian American Chamber of Commerce

Allan Wernick
CUNY Citizen & Immigration Project

Carolyn Williams
Bronx Community College, CUNY

Gregory H. Williams
City College of New York, CUNY

Aziz Ahmad (2)
UTC Associates

Gail O. Mellow
LaGuardia Community
College, CUNY

Regina S. Peruggi
Kingsborough Community
College, CUNY

Brian Schwartz

Vicki Shu
Organization of Chinese Americans - NY Chapter

Betty Lee Sung

Pearl Tam, MD

Brookdale Center for the Aging
Hunter College, CUNY

Cooley's Anemia Foundation

Manning Pharmacy

Eileen Morrissey, DDS

Apple Inc.
Capital One Bank
Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
Dell Computers
Different Roads to Learning
Museum of the City of NY
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre

Buddhist Sutra Study Group
Alvin Eng
GM Printing
Paul Mak
Eva Tan

Planning Committee
Nazrul Khandaker
Joyce Moy
Shadia Sachedina
Betty Lee Sung
Kyoko Toyama
Susan Wong
Victoria Ying

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