Asian American / Asian Research Institute
14th Annual Gala

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015

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

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


 2015 AAARI Annual Gala

Individual Ticket

Non-Member: $150
Complimentary AAARI 2016 Membership

Member: $100 | 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


2015 Gala Honorees

Leadership Award

Nydia M. Velázquez

  CUNY Distinguished Asian American
Special Joint Alumni Award

Mrs. Deborah Chan & Mr. Nelson Louis

CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship

Lauren Chai
Undergraduate Student, Baruch College/CUNY

  Chynn-CUNY Ethics and Morality Essay Contest

Winners & Honorable Mention

2015 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 2014, the Asian American representation in CUNY is over 58,000, with more than 5,100 faculty and staff, 4,200 graduate students and 48,700 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.







2015 Annual Banquet

Banquet Program


Silent Auction / Raffle

Table Sponsor

City University of New York
Law Office of  Deborah Chan
The Ong Family Foundation
Wen-Parker Logistics

Asian Americans for Equality
Planning Council

Central Queens Academy
Board of Trustees

CUNY Citizenship Now
Holy Name Medical Center
UTC Associates

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

Acceleration Group
Betty Lee Sung
Carol Huang
Korean American Family
Service Center

Pearl Tam

Bridging Cultures 101
Con Edison

CUNY Research Foundation

First American
International Bank

Lehman College
Mannings Pharmacy
Municipal Credit Union
NY Community Bank
Weissman Center for
International Business


American Museum of
Natural History

American Symphony Orchestra
Antony Wong
Asia Society
 Betty Lee Sung
Blue Man Group
Bridging Cultures 101
Broadway Comedy Club
Brooklyn Cyclones
Carnegie Hall
Corky Lee
Gotham Comedy Club
Heartland Brewery
Ito En
Jacques Marchais Museum
of Tibetan Arts

Joyce Moy
Kathy's Design Ltd
Kramer Portraits
Lia Schorr Skin Care
Loretta Chin
Museum of Chinese in America

Museum of Jewish Heritage
Myriad Restaurant Group
New Museum
New York City Fire Museum
NY Giants
NY Islanders
NY Jets
NY Red Bulls
NY Transit Museum
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
Pilo Arts Salon
Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Times Square
Tanger Outlets
Tia's Place
Shake Shack
Skyscraper Museum
South Street Seaport Museum
Staten Island Museum
Susan Kim
The New Victory Theater
US Open

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