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Time: 6:30PM to 10PM
Program will begin promptly at 7PM!

Place: Jing Fong Restaurant
20 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10013
Parking lot available on 40 Elizabeth Street



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.

Press Coverage
China Press | Sing Tao | World Journal

Individual Ticket

Non-Member: $150
Complimentary AAARI '10 Membership

Member/Senior (65+): $80 | Student: $40

Table of Ten

Diamond - $5,000

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

Free Quarter Page Advertisement

Jade - $1,500

Free 1/8 Page Advertisement


2009 Banquet Honorees
Leadership Award
Dr. Kiran Bedi

- Social Activist
- First Woman Officer of Indian Police Service
- Recipient of Ramon Magsaysay Award (Asian "Nobel Prize")

CUNY Asian American
Distinguished Alumni Award

Savio Chan

- President/CEO, U.S. China Partners
- President, U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce

CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship
Erick Pinedo

- Undergraduate, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY

USPAACC/CUNY Asian American Scholarship
Michael Chan

- Undergraduate, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
- Veteran,  United State Marine Corps

2009 Banquet Emcee
Nina Pineda
Reporter - WABC-TV Eyewitness News

Benefits of Supporting the AAARI Annual Gala

1. Exposure to 400+ attendees at the Gala - printed program acknowledgements distributed to attendees who represent not just themselves but many other organizations. Additional programs will also be distributed at upcoming AAARI events throughout the Spring semester.


2. 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.


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




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Table Sponsor

City University of New York
CUNY Immigration &
Citizenship Project

Ong Family Foundation

Baruch College
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Bronx Community College
City College of NY
CUNY School of Law
Law Office of Albert Wai-Kit Chan
NYC College of Technology

Betty Lee Sung
Brian Cohen
Brian Schwartz
Brooklyn College
Brooklyn College ASTF (2)
Chinese American
Planning Council
Different Roads to Learning
LaGuardia Community College
Lehman College
Medgar Evers College
Pearl Tam

Baruch College Seek Program
Carol Huang
City University of New York (2)



American Museum
of Natural History

Asia Society
Astor Center NYC
Bamboo 52
Blueman Group
Bonnie Tsui
Brooklyn Brew Shop
Carnegie Hall
Center for Book Arts
Chelsea Piers NYC
China Institute in America
Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
Comix NY
Gotham Girls Roller Derby
H&L Computers
Harvey Feinberg Shop to Earn
Jacques Marchais Museum
of Tibetan Arts

Jammin' Asian
Japan Society
Jazz at Lincoln Center
JL Skin Fitness
Julie Azuma
Kathys Design Limited
Keming Liu
Museum of Chinese in America
New York City Ballet
NY Giants
NY Islanders
NY Jets
NY Liberty
NY Transit Museum
NY Philharmonic
Outdoor Bound Adventures
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
PC Richards & Son
Pearl River
Peony Red
Rubin Museum of Art
Statue Cruises

Top of the Rock
Tze Chun

Universal Reiki
Wildlife Conservation Society

Yaya Tea Garden
Zhao Chen

Planning Committee
Tiffany Cheng
Carol Huang
Kiyoka Koizumi

Joyce Moy
Kyoko Toyama
Antony Wong
Susan Wong

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