ASIA 2018 Gala & Fundraiser

Join Asian Services In Action, Inc. (ASIA, Inc.) for the agency’s most anticipated fundraising event of the year, the Annual Gala & Fundraiser on Friday, November 16, 2018, at the Cleveland State University! For over two decades, ASIA, Inc. has provided programs and services vital to the community. We offer assistance and basic needs support services to over 58,000 individuals and families, our new Americans, annually throughout Northeast Ohio.

Transportation access is currently a challenge that the new American community faces daily. Our clients and patients rely on transportation services to access our socialization programs and health center services. With your help and support, we could expand transportation access by providing more rides, bus vouchers, and others to help our low-income, limited English proficient community members reach their appointments and scheduled programs. Your support will help us expand transportation access to serve the greater Northeast Ohio region, addressing transportation barriers in our community.

The evening will include a complimentary cocktail hour, an array of ethnic cuisines highlighting the communities we serve; special cultural performances; and magnificent live and silent auction items, cash prizes, and more!

Additionally, the agency announced the transition of CEO Michael Byun in March of 2018. During the ASIA, Inc. 2018 Annual Gala & Fundraiser, the agency will also take the opportunity to give our final farewells and thank Michael for his 15 years of outstanding service leading the largest health and social services organization for Ohio’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

“Michael has demonstrated incredible leadership building ASIA to be an anchor for Ohio’s Asian American, Pacific Islander (AAPI), immigrant, refugee and other communities. His collaborative nature and the ability to think outside the box means our community has access to programs and services that they never did before. Additionally, his unfailing advocacy for the community has put Ohio’s AAPI’s on the radar of policymakers at the local-, state- and national level,” said Alyssa Naragon, ASIA’s board president.

All proceeds from our 2018 Annual Gala and Fundraiser directly support our mission to empower and advocate for Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders (AAPIs); and to provide AAPIs and other communities access to quality, culturally, and linguistically appropriate information, health, and social services.


Friday, November 16, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


Cleveland State University, SC311
2121 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115
 Doors open for registration at 5:30 pm
Dress Code: Business and/or Ethnic Wear


Contact Lutong Li at 216-881-0330 Ext.8818

Sponsorship and advertisement opportunities are available! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to showcase your support and reach over 58,000 of the new American clients the agency serves annually. For information on how to secure a sponsorship or to submit a program ad, contact Vince Vong at or 216-881-0330 Ext. 8825.

Are you unable to attend? You can still make a difference.
Your donation will help support the over 58,000 refugee and immigrant families and individuals Asian Services In Action, Inc. servers annually. Every donation made in 2018 will be matched dollar-for-dollar thanks to the generosity of the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.
A $50 donation will support 10 Limited English Proficient (LEP) youth part of the West CAM Summer Program for English Learners to participate in educational field trips to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
A $100 donation will support 20 seniors enrolled in the Akron Lucky Senior program with transportation support to attend the weekly socialization and congregate meal program.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this year’s event possible!

Jade Sponsors

Janet Kemp, MD and Dave Hearst

Platinum Sponsors

Mary Lee

Gold Sponsors

Amy Lee, MD, MBA, MPH

Sheng Liu, MD, FAAFP

Elaine Tso, Esq. 

Boyung Pahls

Silver Sponsors

Vicki E. Noble