Asian American / Asian Research Institute
10th Annual Gala

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011

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

Place: Jing Fong Restaurant
20 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10013


AAARI's Annual Gala is attended by 400+ Asian and non-Asian academic, business, civic and community leaders, faculty, staff and students. As of Fall 2009, the Asian American representation in CUNY is over 47,000, with more than 4,000 faculty and staff, 4,100 graduate students and 38,900 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 2012 Membership

Member/Senior (65+): $80 | Student: $50

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


2011 Banquet Honorees

Leadership Award

Dr. Judy Chu
Congressmember, 32nd District - California

  CUNY Asian American
Distinguished Alumni Award

Robert Wann
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, New York Community Bancorp. Inc.

  Golden Scholar Award

Betty Lee Sung
Co-Founder, Asian American / Asian Research Institute - CUNY

Professor Emerita, City College of New York/CUNY

Community Service Award


CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship

Sahar Khan
BA, City College of New York/CUNY


CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship
Honorable Mention

Seimi Kim
Undergraduate, Brooklyn College/CUNY

2011 Gala Emcee

Vivian Lee
Anchor/Reporter - NY1 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.







2011 Annual Banquet


Banquet Program


Silent Auction / Raffle

Table Sponsor

Baruch College
Baruch College-SEEK
Borough of Manhattan CC
Bronx CC
Brooklyn College (2)
City College of NY
College of Staten Island
CUNY School of Law
Lehman College
Medgar Evers College
NYC College of Technology

Queensborough CC

NY Community Bancorp Inc.
Wen-Parker Logistics

May & Rocky Chin
Ong Family Foundation
United Parcel Service
UTC Associates
Kam Wong

Ngee-Pong Chang
Chinatown Partnership
Different Roads to Learning
Organization of Chinese Americans - NY Chapter
Rebecca Moy
Brian Schwartz
Betty Lee Sung (2)
Pearl Tam

Associated Mutual Insurance Cooperative
Betty Lee Sung
City College Asian Alumni Group
Con Edison
Crystal Windows and Doors
CUNY Research Foundation
CUNY School of Law


Kingsborough CC
Mannings Pharmacy
May & Rocky Chin
Mental Health Association of New York City
Municipal Credit Union
NYC College of Technology
NY Community Bancorp, Inc.
Ong Family Foundation
Park Avenue LASEK
United Parcel Service
UTC Associates
Wen-Parker Logistics
York College



American Symphony Orchestra
Asia Society
B Spa Bar
Betty Lee Sung
Bodies The Exhibition
Broadway Comedy Club
Brooklyn Cyclones
Chelsea Art Museum
Chelsea Piers NYC
Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
Fraunces Tavern Museum
Jacques Marchais Museum
of Tibetan Arts

Joyce Moy
Jivamukti Yoga
Julie Huang
Kramer Portraits
Lia Schorr
Lord & Taylor
LES Tenement Museum
Linde Lim Designs
Mama O's Premium Kimchee
Marriot New York Marquis
Mr. K's Restaurant
Museum of Chinese in America
Museum of Arts and Design
Myriad Restaurant Group
NY Giants
NY Jets
NY Philharmonic
NY Raceway Association
NY Transit Museum
OPI Products Inc.
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
Rose Lem
Rubin Museum of Art

Staten Island Museum
Statue Cruises
Spa Beauty & Wellness
Susan Kim
Tanger Outlets
The Jewish Museum
The Paley Center for Media
The Ride
Trapeze School New York
US Open
Voca People

Planning Committee
Carol Huang
Susan Kim
Joyce Moy
Antony Wong
Susan Wong

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