Asian American / Asian Research Institute
16th Annual Gala

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017

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

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




Joyce Moy

Executive Director, Asian American / Asian Research Institute - CUNY


Ron Woo
Board Chair,
Asian American / Asian Research Institute - CUNY


Special Guest
Kevin D. Kim

Member, CUNY Board of Trustees


Dinner Part 1


Award Ceremony Part 1


Special Recognition
Gloriana B. Waters
Vice Chancellor, Human Resources Management, CUNY


Leadership Award
Hon. Letitia James
New York City Public Advocate


CUNY Distinguished Asian American Alumni Award 

Kwai Kin (David) Ho
Vice President, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East


Dinner Part 2


Award Ceremony Part 2


CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship Award

Peter Lee
Undergraduate Student, Brooklyn College/CUNY


CUNY Ethics & Morality Essay Contest Award

Best Essay | 1st Runner-up | 2nd Runner-up


Honorable Mentions




Vegetable Spring Rolls*

Prawns in Mayonnaise with Walnut

Fried Bean Curd Cubes with Garlic Sauce*

Lobster with Ginger & Scallion

Peking-style Pork Chops

Crispy Fried Whole Chicken

Eight Treasure Winter Melon Soup

Sauteed Filet of Bass Country Style

Fried Rice*

E-Fu Noodle*

Red Bean Soup & Fresh Orange

* Vegetarian







2017 Annual Banquet

Banquet Program


Silent Auction / Raffle

Table Sponsor

Wen-Parker Logistics

1199SEIU (3)
1199SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund
Planning Council

Clara Chung & Kevin D. Kim (2)
Municipal Credit Union

Borough of Manhattan CC
Brooklyn College
College of Staten Island
NYC College of Technology

Queensborough CC

Rebecca Moy Hong
Carol Huang
Betty Lee Sung
Pearl Tam
Ron Woo

Special Thanks
Economy Refrigeration
Investors Bank

John Edler
Susan Hom
Lily Hui
Vivivan Louie
Lene Skou
Bernard Tsang

Baruch College
Con Edison

Fuyan Buddhist Institute
Lehman College
Levy Ratner, PC
The Ong Family Foundation
UniPro NY
Yin Shun Foundation

American Museum of
Natural History

American Symphony Orchestra
Antony Wong
Asia Society
Blueman Group
Broadway Comedy Club
Brooklyn Cyclones
Carnegie Hall
Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
Corky Lee
Different Roads to Learning
Fraunces Tavern Museum
Guggenheim Museum
Hi Wildflower
Jacques Marchais Museum
of Tibetan Art

Jane Yin
Joyce Moy
Kathy's Design Ltd
Keming Liu
Kramer Portraits

Loretta Chin
NY Giants
NY Jets
NY Red Bulls

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
Pearl Tam
Pilo Arts Salon
Sheryl Choo
Skyscraper Museum
Staten Island Museum
Susan Kim
Tam Wines & Spirits
The New Victory Theater
The Orchestra Now
US Open
William Tam

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Asian American / Asian Research Institute 2018

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