48th Anniversary Gala

Turning Dreams Into Reality

Friday, September 27, 2019

Invitation from President Michael Chan

When

Friday, Sep 27, 2019
5 - 9 pm

Where

Hotel Nikko
222 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Map

Contact

ASIAN, Inc.
(415) 928-5910

More details coming soon!

Sponsorship Levels

Other sponsorship opportunities are available.

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  • Price
  • VIP Access
  • Host to Non-Profits
  • Gala Dinner Tickets
  • Table/Seat at Prime Location
  • Logo in Registration Area
  • Logo in Main Room
  • Program Book Ad
  • Press Release
  • Social Media
  • Website Visibility
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  • Jade
    Sponsor
    Details
  • $25,000
  • On-stage role
  • 5 donated tickets
    More 5 gala tickets will be donated in your name to a non-profit of your choice (may be used for your guests)
  • 10 (Whole table)
  • Table at prime location
  • Logo in registration area
  • Logo in main room
  • 2 full-page ad
  • Press release
  • Social media
  • Website Visibility
  • Jade
    Sponsor
    Details
  • Gold
    Sponsor
    Details
  • $10,000
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  • 10 (Whole table)
  • Table at prime location
  • Logo in registration area
  • Logo in main room
  • 1 full-page ad
  • Press release
  • Social media
  • Website Visibility
  • Gold
    Sponsor
    Details
  • Silver
    Sponsor
    Details
  • $5,000
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  • 10 (Whole table)
  • Table at prime location
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  • 1 half-page ad
  • Press release
  • Social media
  • Website Visibility
  • Silver
    Sponsor
    Details
  • Bronze
    Sponsor
    Details
  • $3,500
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  • 10 (Whole table)
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  • 1 quarter-page ad
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  • Social media
  • Website Visibility
  • Bronze
    Sponsor
    Details
  • Non-Profit
    Sponsor
    Details
  • $2,000
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  • 5 (Half table)
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  • 1 quarter-page ad
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  • Website Visibility
  • Non-Profit
    Sponsor
    Details
  • Individual
    Sponsor
    Details
  • $500
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  • 1 ticket
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  • 1 business card ad
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  • Individual
    Sponsor
    Details
  • Bank of America
  • Cal Pacific Plumbing Systems
  • California Bank & Trust
  • Cooper White & Cooper
  • East Bay Municipal Utility District
  • First Republic Bank Logo
  • Florentine Real Estate
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Logo of Marquez Law Group
  • Pacific Office Automation
  • Logo of PIA (Professional Insurance Associates)
  • San Francisco Association of Realtors
  • Sterling Bank & Trust
  • SVN - Pacific Commercial Advisors
  • Umpqua Bank
  • US Bank logo
  • Logo of Yerba Buena Engineering & Construction

Other Sponsorship Opportunities

In addition to our standard sponsorship packages, we also have opportunities for those companies for whom visibility is important or those who are not be able to attend the gala.

Emcees

Rick Quan

Gala 2018 Keynote Speaker: Phil Ting

Rick Quan is a two time Emmy award winner with more than 30 years of on-air experience in the San Francisco television market. He is the first Chinese American television sportscaster in the country and the first Asian American male to be a full-time anchor in San Francisco. His Rick Quan Productions has done work for the Chinese Historical Society of America, Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation, and Kimochi. Rick is also an award-winning documentarian, he is currently working on a documentary on the late San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.

Rick has always believed it's important to be active in the community. He has emceed and worked with dozens of Bay Area organizations. In 2008, the Chinese American Political Association presented him with its Community Achievement Award and in 2013, the Organization of Chinese Americans recognized him for being a pioneer in the broadcasting field.

Jasmine Lee
Miss Chinatown USA 2018

Gala 2018 Special Guest: Miss Chinatown USA 2018, Jasmine Lee

Jasmine is a proud San Francisco native and Miss Chinatown USA 2018. Growing up, she trained in the conservatory-style theater program at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts. She later went on to study Cognitive Science and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. She is now a Software Engineer at Microsoft. She is a proud to champion female engineers of Silicon Valley and honor the legacy of her immigrant ancestors.

Keynote Speaker

Phil Ting
Assembly Member
California’s 19th Assembly District

Gala 2018 Keynote Speaker: Phil Ting

Phil Ting was elected to the State Assembly in 2012, representing the 19th Assembly District, which spans the Westside of San Francisco as well as the communities of Broadmoor, Colma, Daly City, and South San Francisco.

As California navigates new challenges from the federal government, Ting is focused on protecting and persisting onward with progressive policies that expand opportunity for all, equal rights, and protections for our environment. Informed by past roles in the financial sector and as the San Francisco Assessor-Recorder, Ting has become a leading voice on California's finances. He now serves as Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee after having served as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation.

Ting has authored legislation that:

  • helps thousands more students obtain Cal Grants to attend college;
  • increase assistance provided to pregnant and parenting foster youth;
  • increases healthy food access through expanding urban agriculture and food stamp use at farmers' markets;
  • assists English-language learners to understand prescription medications and engage state government;
  • ensures safe and equal restroom access and tax fairness for the LGBT community;
  • protects the voting rights of people living with disabilities;
  • requires consumer disclosure in clean energy labels; and
  • helps homeowners invest in water and energy efficient technologies.

Ting is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He began his career in public service as the Executive Director of the Asian Law Caucus, an organization founded in 1972 to advance and promote the legal and civil rights of the Asian Pacific Islander community, and once served as Community Relations Director at San Francisco State University. In 2005, Ting was appointed Assessor-Recorder of San Francisco by then-Mayor Gavin Newsom, where he closed a five-year assessment backlog and brought in $290 million in unpaid property taxes to the city, created a program to increase rooftop solar installations, and spearheaded efforts to assist homeowners and tenants facing foreclosure.

Ting lives in San Francisco's Sunset District with his wife, Susan, and their two children.

Honorees

Harold T. Yee
Lifetime Achievement Award

Former Rep. Mike Honda

Former Rep. Mike Honda - Gala 2019 - Harold T. Yee Lifetime Achievement Award

Former Congressman Michael Makoto Honda represented California’s 17th Congressional District in the heart of Silicon Valley, covering portions of Santa Clara and Alameda Counties. Congressman Honda’s district was the first Asian-American-majority district in the continental United States.

Congressman Honda been a strong supporter of ASIAN, Inc. and long beloved within the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. He has been an invaluable partner to civil rights and AAPI organizations alike — dedicating his life to public service as an educator, a California assemblyman, and member of Congress. Having served as Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus for an unprecedented seven years, Congressman Honda was successful in ensuring that the Affordable Care Act addressed racial and ethnic health disparities, including improvements in data collection, and measures to increase the number of health care providers from different backgrounds.

For more than four decades, Congressman Honda has been a stalwart champion of civil rights for both the AAPI and LGBTQ communities. He has won some hard-fought battles on Capitol Hill for issues such as education, income inequality, transportation, access to technology, and the environment.

Throughout his career, he has encouraged Asian Americans and all new Americans to participate actively in the democratic process, including registering to vote so the growing AAPI population can be represented at the ballot box. Congressman Honda has given numerous media interviews, including exclusive outreach to ethnic and specialty media, but it is his work behind the scenes in encouraging ethnic media diversity that we applaud among his many accomplishments.

Congressman Honda is a mentor to many within the AAPI community and a steadfast presence who has fought for our rights every day of his career. His fight is just as strong today as it was more than four decades ago when he interrupted his college studies to serve in the Peace Corps. Those who have served in his Congressional offices are among the most dedicated civil rights advocates in the AAPI community — a legacy of which he can be proud.

ASIAN, Inc. thanks Congressman Honda for his decades of service to AAPIs and fighting for the civil rights of us all. He has been an ever-vigilant and vocal champion for the communities ASIAN, Inc. serves.

Minority Business Advocate of the Year

Miguel Galarza
President
Yerba Buena Engineering & Construction Inc.

Gala 2018 Honoree: Miguel Galarza

Mr. Galarza is a Native San Franciscan having 34 years of experience in multi-million-dollar civil, environmental, wetlands, and IDIQ program management projects. He has estimated, negotiated, and managed projects incorporating Divisions 1 through 48, with special expertise in utility distribution systems, structural concrete, and environmental wetland restoration & construction.

As President, Mr. Galarza oversees all cost and technical proposals and operational management related to Yerba Buena Engineering. He has successfully managed contracts for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), U.S. Air Force, US Fish & Wildlife, NOAA, National Park Service, U.S. Navy, Department of Veterans Affairs, and General Service Administration as well as for the City and County of San Francisco and CALTRANS.

Mr. Galarza has been called to testify for the California US Congressional Representatives on the US Small Business Committee in Washington DC and the California Legislator in Sacramento CA, regarding small business issues.

Special Guests

Magician

Robert Strong

Gala 2019 Magician - Robert Strong

It all started when young Robert Strong visited Baltimore. A magician in the Amphitheater mesmerized him. At that moment Robert vowed to be the best magician ever. His parents considered therapy, but magic lessons were cheaper.

Robert continued training at Tannen‘s Magic School in New York and Towson University in Maryland. He then studied with touring stand-up comedians, Cirque du Soleil choreographers, Ringling Brothers circus clowns, Broadway directors, and world-class jugglers.

Because Robert has worked all over the world, he has mastered performing for multi-lingual audiences. His shows are very visual. Robert has starred in a number of national television commercials, and made appearances on every major network! Wherever Robert goes, he still carries that sense of wonder and passion for magic that he first experienced as a youngster in Baltimore, but now he is the one doing the entertaining!

Miss Chinatown San Francisco 2018

Maggie Huang

Gala 2018 Special Guest: Miss Chinatown San Francisco 2018, Maggie Huang
Maggie Huang, current Miss Chinatown San Francisco and a caring practice coordinator at University of San Francisco Medical Center. Maggie immigrated to San Francisco at a young age with her family. Through continuously being a volunteer at Chinese Full Make Center, an organization that helps Asian immigrants to assimilate into the American lifestyle and traditions, she learned to appreciate her Chinese heritage even more. Being an ambassador who is passionate to help bridges gap between western and Chinese cultures, Maggie is enthralled to bring positive energy to my community, the home to talent, innovation, and diverse cultures.

Gala Pre-Event

Minority Business Enterprise Technology Showcase

3-5 pm on 25/F

Videos

Previous Galas

2018 Gala
2017 Gala

Advertising in the Gala Program

Formats

Pricing

Type
Size
Location
Price
Full Page
7.5" W x 9.75" H
Back Cover
$5,000
Full Page
7.5" W x 9.75" H
Inside Front Cover
$4,500
Full Page
7.5" W x 9.75" H
First Page
$4,000
Full Page
7.5" W x 9.75" H
Inside pages other than first page
$3,500
Half Page
7.5" W x 4.75" H
 
$1,500
Quarter Page
3.25" W x 4.75" H
 
$750
Business Card
3.5" W x 2" H
 
$500

Electronic Submission Guidelines

Deadline

September 19, 2019 (Thu)
11:59 pm PDT

Submission Email

gala@asianinc.org

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