Asian American / Asian Research Institute
11th Annual Gala

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012

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 450+ Asian and non-Asian academic, business, civic and community leaders, faculty, staff and students. As of Fall 2010, the Asian American representation in CUNY is over 49,000, with more than 4,200 faculty and staff, 4,300 graduate students and 40,500 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 2013 Membership

Member/Senior (65+): $85 | 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


2012 Gala Honorees

Leadership Award

Wayne Ho
Executive Director, Coalition of Asian American Children & Families

  CUNY Distinguished Asian American
Alumni Award

Anthony Chan
Managing Director & Chief Economist, J.P. Morgan Private Wealth Management

CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship

Sun Mei Liu
BS, Brooklyn College/CUNY

CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship

Liang Lin
Undergraduate, Queensborough Community College/CUNY

2012 Gala Emcee

Nina Pineda
Reporter - WABC-TV Eyewitness News

Benefits of Supporting the AAARI Annual Gala

1. Exposure to 450+ 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.







2012 Annual Banquet


Banquet Program


Silent Auction / Raffle

Table Sponsor

Baruch College
Baruch College-SEEK
Brooklyn College (2)
City College of NY
Lehman College
Medgar Evers College
NYC College of Technology
Queensborough CC

Wen-Parker Logistics

City University of New York
CUNY Citizenship Now

Borough of Manhattan Community College
Ong Family Foundation

Acceleration Group
Betty Lee Sung
Brian Cohen
Carol Huang
Rebecca Moy & Dan Hong
Pearl Tam

Brian Schwartz

Baruch College
Bronx Community College
Con Edison
City University of New York
CUNY Research Foundation
Law Office of Albert Chan
Mannings Pharmacy
Museum of Chinese in America
Municipal Credit Union
NY Community Bank
NYC College of Technology
Ong Family Foundation
Three Cats Communications
Wen-Parker Logistics
York College



American Symphony Orchestra
Antony Wong
Asia Society
Betty Lee Sung
Broadway Comedy Club
Brooklyn Museum
Carnegie Hall
Chelsea Piers NYC
Chinatown Youth Initiatives
Cockpit USA
Corky Lee
Ito En
Jacques Marchais Museum
of Tibetan Arts

Jazz at Lincoln Center
Joyce Moy
Kathy's Design Limited
Keming Liu
Kramer Portraits
Museum of Chinese in America
Myriad Restaurant Group
NY Giants
NY Jets
NY Philharmonic
NY Racing Association
New York City Fire Museum
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
Paula Tam
Pilo Arts Salon
Rubin Museum of Art
Skyscraper Museum
Staten Island Museum
Statue Cruises
Susan Kim
Tanger Outlets
The Jewish Museum

The Organizing Zone
The Paley Center for Media
Trader Joe's
US Open
Yunah Hong

Planning Committee
Susan Kim
Joyce Moy
Antony Wong

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