In 2016, we celebrated our “Legacy of Service” which honors 20 years of commitment to the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community through quality, culturally, and linguistically appropriate information. With the help of sponsors, community supporters and volunteers, ASIA was able to raise close to $80,000 at its 20th Anniversary Gala and Fundraiser on November 18th. Nearly 200 guests attended the event at the Cleveland State University, downtown campus for an evening filled with live and silent auctions, cultural performances, and multiethnic catering sourced directly from northeast Ohio’s Asian & Pacific Islander (API) community. Click here to see Facebook click here to see the Facebook album.
During the fall of 2016, ASIA anticipated a 25% increase in services for our older adults. This includes more participants in our socialization and meal program, called Lucky Seniors, and our citizenship services which help immigrants become U.S. citizens. Proceeds benefited ASIA’s Lucky Senior and Citizenship Services. Thank you so much for everyone who donated at the Gala to support this initiative.
All proceeds from our 20th Anniversary 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.