Asian American / Asian Research Institute
12th Annual Gala

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013

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 2014 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


2013 Gala Honorees

Global Visionary Award

Muhammad Yunus
Nobel Laureate, Chairman of Yunus Centre & Founder of Grameen Bank, Dhaka, Bangladesh

  CUNY Distinguished Asian American
Alumni Award

Ron Kim
Member, New York State Assembly, District 40

CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship

Kamelia Kilawan
Undergraduate, Baruch College/CUNY

CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship
Honorable Mention

Yang Lu
Undergraduate, Hunter College/CUNY

Sittha Siriprakaisak
Undergraduate, New York City College of Technology/CUNY

2013 Gala Emcee

Richard Lui
Anchor, NBC Early Today and MSNBC Dayside

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.







2013 Annual Banquet


Banquet Program


Silent Auction / Raffle

Table Sponsor

City University of New York
UTC Associates
Wen-Parker Logistics

Baruch College
City University of New York
Municipal Credit Union
Ong Family Foundation

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

Baruch College - SEEK
Brian Cohen
Brooklyn College
College of Staten Island
LaGuardia CC
Medgar Evers College
NYC College of Technology
Queensborough CC
York College

LaGuardia CC

Baker Tilly
Baruch College
Bronx CC
Chinatown Partnership
College of Staten Island
Con Edison
Dharma Discussion Group

Different Roads to Learning

Lehman College
Municipal Credit Union
Ong Family Foundation
Thomas MS Tam Foundation
WAC Lighting
Wen-Parker Logitics

York College


American Symphony Orchestra
Chelsea Piers NYC
Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
Corky Lee
Elena Solitario
Executive Wear NY
Ito En
Jacques Marchais Museum
of Tibetan Arts

Joyce Moy
Kathy's Design Ltd
Lia Schorr Skin Care
Mannings Pharmacy
Martha Stewart Living
Michael Jordan's The Steak House NYC
Museum of Chinese in America
Myriad Restaurant Group
NY Giants
NY Jets
NY Racing Association
New York City Fire Museum
Nina Kuo
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
Pilo Arts Salon
Po Wing Hong Food Market
Rubin Museum of Art
Staten Island Museum
The Center for Book Arts
The Jewish Museum

The New Victory Theater
The Organizing Zone
The Paley Center for Media
The Ride
Trader Joe's

Wildlife Conservation Society

US Open

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