PAST FUNDRAISING EVENTS

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Our Spring Friendraiser on April 28, 2016 was another success for ASIA! Guests enjoyed a warm welcome by Michael Byun who highlighted the growth of the organization and the impact that our community makes on it. Our keynote speaker President of Global Cleveland Joe Cimperman spoke highly of ASIA’s commitment to the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community through providing health and social services.

Proceeds of the event benefited the charitable work of the organization to ensure individuals, families, and communities achieve optimal health and well being through quality culturally, and linguistically appropriate information.

12108925_963034367068872_5968263859750819017_nWith the help of sponsors, community supporters and volunteersASIA was able to raise over $70,000, surpassing our fundraising goal, at the 2015 ASIA, Inc. Annual Gala & Fundraiser held on November 20th at Cleveland State University.  Over 250 guests attended the event at for an evening filled with auction items, cultural performance, and multi-ethnic catering from the AsiaTown community. Click here to see Facebook album taken by photographers Mr. YW Luk and Kevin Inthavong.

The proceeds of the 2015 ASIA, Inc. Annual Gala & Fundraiser supported the Children, Youth and Family Services Department (CYF). CYF provides ‘cradle to career’ (grades pre-K through 12) development, acculturation and academic assistance and enrichment; family well-being support; young women and women empowerment and other critical services.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Platinum Sponsor (10): The MetroHealth System
Gold Sponsor (5): Breakthrough Schools
Silver Sponsor (3): Third Federal Savings & Loan
Bronze Sponsor (2): Akron General Health Systems, Apple Growth Partners, Janet L. Kemp, MD., Paramount Advantage, PNC Bank, Shah Capital
Partner Sponsor (1): Asian American Bar Association of Ohio, Cleveland Transformation Alliance, Dominion East Ohio, Margaret W. Wong & Associates Co., OCA Greater Cleveland, Wright State University
General Sponsor: Amy Lee, Asian Festival Corp., Mr. & Mrs. Todd Guilliam, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Janus Small & Associates, Ohio Asian American Health Coalition, Rodolfo Obias & Maria Elisa Obias, Saalam Cleveland, Mieko Smith, The O’Neill Group

With the help of sponsors, commscreen-shot-2014-09-29-at-5-35-51-pm-1024x696unity supporters and volunteers, ASIA was able to raise close to $60,000 at its 2014 Gala and Fundraiser on November 7.  Around 200 guests attended the event at the DoubleTree by Hilton for an evening filled with live and silent auctions, cultural performances, and multi-ethnic catering sourced directly from northeast Ohio’s Asian & Pacific Islander (API) community.

Fund-a-Need: Language Access Support 
As one of the fastest growing population groups in the U.S., Asian American and Pacific Islander community is facing tremendous language barriers. Without proper language assistance, many of our community members are living in silence and isolation. The proceeds of our 2014 Gala and Fundraiser went towards ASIA’s Interpreting and Translation Services Program that provides critical language assistance.

All proceeds from our 2014 Gala and Fundraiser were applied directly to the programs which support our mission: empowering and advocating for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs); providing AAPIs access to quality, culturally, and linguistically appropriate information and services.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Gold Sponsor: Paramount Advantage
Silver Sponsor: Third Federal Savings & Loan, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Bronze Sponsor: U.S. Bancorp Foundation, Shah Capital
Partner Sponsor: Akron General Medical Center,  Dominion East Ohio,  Apple Growth Partners, Visiting Nurse Association, Wright State University, County of Summit ADM Board, First Merit Bank, Asian American Bar Association of Ohio, Janet Lee Kemp, M.D.
General Sponsor: The O’Neill Group

text-swirl-300x162With the help of sponsors, community supporters and volunteersASIA was able to raise close to $50,000 at its 2013 Gala and Fundraiser on November 15.  Around 200 guests attended the event at the Ariel International Center 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 album 1 & album 2.

Fund-a-Need: Part of the proceeds will be allocated to benefit our International Community Health Center (ASIA-ICHC). Over the past few years, ASIA has documented various stories in which individuals took a chartered bus to New York City to seek medical services. With the support and approval of the board, ASIA embarked on opening the ICHC in Cleveland’s Asia Town. ICHC provides comprehensive primary care health services to low-income, under-served, limited English proficient Asian Americans and others who face language and cultural barriers to health care. We were able to demonstrate our journey to help our community reach the goal of health at the Gala. Thank you so much for everyone who donated at the Gala to support this initiative.

All proceeds from our 2013 Gala and Fundraiser will directly support our mission: empowering and advocating for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs); providing AAPIs access to quality, culturally, and linguistically appropriate information and services.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: Third Federal Savings and Loan
Venue Sponsor: Ariel Ventures, LLC.
Corporate Sponsors: Huntington National Bank, MetroHealth, Akron General, US Bank, Shah Capital, PNC Bank, KeyBank, MotivAsians, Janet Lee Kemp, M.D., Elaine Tso, Esq., The O’Neill Group, ComDoc, Summa Health System.

oscar-and-friends-300x200Community supporters, sponsors, and volunteers helped ASIA raise over $42,000 at its 2012 Gala and Fundraiser on November 2.  Over 150 guests attended the event at the Crowne Plaza Cleveland South 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 for more details.  See the full photo album on Facebook here.

ASIA would like to thank all live and silent auction donors, as well as the volunteers who donated their time and talents to this event.  Our deepest gratitude to everyone who contributed financially by bidding, donating, or purchasing Heads-or-Tails and raffle tickets.  We could not lift up our families and communities without you.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Gilled Sciences, Akron General Medical Center, Ariel International Center, LLC, Bento Express, County of Summit Developmental Disabilities Board, Huntington National Bank, Janet Lee Kemp, MD., KeyBank, Margaret W. Wong & Associates, MetroHealth System, Savile Lane, Shah Capital Management.

6313720241_66a24cc6d5_z-300x199-2Thank you to everyone who made ASIA’s 15th Anniversary Gala & Auction Benefit on November 4, 2011 a huge success!  We would like to acknowledge our sponsors, donors, and supporters of the event.  Event photos are also available.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Presenting Sponsors: Margaret W. Wong & Assoc. Co., LPA, Summa Health System

Partner Sponsors: The county of Summit DD Board, The MetroHealth System, Shah Capital Management, Inc.
Associate Sponsors: Akron General Health System, ComDoc, Huntington National Bank
Additional Sponsors: The O’Neill Group, Visiting Nurses Association of Ohio