ASIA’s 21st Anniversary Gala and Fundraiser

Join us for ASIA’s most anticipated fundraising event of the year! For over 20 years, Asian Services In Action, Inc. (ASIA) has provided programs and services vital to the community. We offer assistance and basic needs support to over 28,000 individuals and families, our new Americans, annually throughout Northeast Ohio.

This event comes at a critical time. We anticipate a 25% increase in services for low-income and limited English families in Cleveland. ASIA deals with one of the most important challenges that new Americans face – meeting basic needsWe could expand the reach of our programs and services to help countless men, women, and children eliminate food-, financial-, and health-insecurities, as well as many others. With your support, we can accomplish this by providing culturally appropriate foods; and linguistically relevant housing, employment, health, and education assistance to newly resettled refugee and immigrant families during times of difficulty. This is our way of  “Supporting Families and Sustaining Hope”.

We don’t want limited English families left without heating during the coldest months of winter because they are trying to put food on the table , or students not succeeding in class because they are English language learners. Your support will help us expand our programs and services to serve the greater Northeast Ohio region and continue addressing basic needs for New Americans in our communities.

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

All proceeds from our 21st Anniversary 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.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Jade Sponsor: Third Federal Savings & Loan, Apple Growth Partners, May and CF Chen, Janet Lee Kemp, M.D. and MKG CLE
Platinum Sponsor: PNC Bank, The Huntington National Bank
Gold Sponsor: Cleveland Asian Festival, Akron Children’s Hospital, Amy Lee, MD, MPH, CBRE, The O’Neill Group, Elaine Tso, Margaret W. Wong & Assoc. Co., LPA, Dr. Sheng Liu, SarahCare
Silver Sponsor: Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging, Buckeye Health Plan, ComDoc, MotivAsians for Cleveland, Alyssa Naragon, County of Summit ADM Board, Salaam Cleveland
Table Sponsor: Dr. Sheng Liu, Brant T. Lee

For more information about ASIA’s 21st Anniversary Annual Gala & Fundraiser, contact Ajla Karalic at or 330-535-3263 Ext. 5307.

Sponsorship and advertisement opportunities are available. 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 28,000 refugee and immigrant families and individuals Asian Services In Action, Inc. servers annually. Every donation made in 2017 will be matched dollar-for-dollar thanks to the generosity of the WHC Foundation. A $50 donation will support 10 Limited English Proficient (LEP) youth part of the West CAM Summer Program for English Learners to participation in educational field trips to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.