Asian American / Asian Research Institute
13th Annual Gala

Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Time: 6:30PM to 9:30PM
Program will begin promptly at 7PM!

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


Individual Ticket

Non-Member: $150
Complimentary AAARI 2015 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


2014 Gala Honorees

Leadership Award

Hon. Grace Meng
Congressmember, 6th District - New York

  CUNY Distinguished Asian American
Alumni Award

Lily Hui
CPA & Partner, Baker Tilly

CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship

Baozhen Xie
Undergraduate Student, Brooklyn College/CUNY

2014 Gala Emcee

Ernabel Demillo
Host & Producer, Asian American Life

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 2013, the Asian American representation in CUNY is over 56,000, with more than 5,100 faculty and staff, 4,200 graduate students and 46,700 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.

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.







2014 Annual Banquet


Banquet Program


Silent Auction / Raffle

Table Sponsor

City University of New York
Wen-Parker Logistics

Baker Tilly
CUNY Citizenship Now
Ong Family Foundation

Baruch College
Borough of Manhattan CC
Brooklyn College
College of Staten Island
Kingsborough CC
LaGuardia CC
Lehman College
Medgar Evers College
NYC College of Technology

Queensborough CC
York College

Betty Lee Sung
Carol Huang
Pearl Tam

Acceleration Group
ALR Project - CUNY
Bridging Cultures 101
Chinatown Partnership
Con Edison
Mannings Pharmacy
Municipal Credit Union
NY Community Bank
Thomas MS Tam Foundation
UTC Associates
Weissman Center for
International Business


American Museum of
Natural History

American Symphony Orchestra
Blueman Group
Bridging Cultures 101
Broadway Comedy Club
Carnegie Hall
Savio Chan
Cockpit USA
Ito En
Gotham Comedy Club
Integrative Acupuncture with Diane Rooney
Jacques Marchais Museum
of Tibetan Arts

Kathy's Design Ltd
Susan Kim
Kramer Portraits
Corky Lee
Lia Schorr Skin Care
Keming Liu
Michael Jordan's The Steak
 House NYC

Joyce Moy
Mr. K's Restaurant
Museum of Chinese in America

Museum of Jewish Heritage
Myriad Restaurant Group

New Museum
NY Giants
NY Jets
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Times Square

Rubin Museum of Art
Shake Shack
Skyscraper Museum
Staten Island Museum
Betty Lee Sung
Heung Tam

Tanger Outlets
The New Victory Theater

The Paley Center for Media
The Ride

Tri Tip Grill
Trader Joe's
US Open
Yunah Hong

Banquet Archive

2015 | 2014 | 2013 |
2012 | 2011 | 2010 |
2009 | 2008 | 2007 |
2006 |
2005 | 2004 |
2003 | 2002


Asian American / Asian Research Institute 2018

25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000, New York, NY 10036   
Phone: 212-869-0182 / 0187   
Fax: 212-869-0181 | E-mail: