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Asian Youth Center Gala

34th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Dinner

Asian Youth Center (AYC) warmly invites you to join us for our 34th Anniversary Celebration & Awards Dinner on Friday, September 22, 2023, at The Sheraton LA San Gabriel.

This year’s gala highlights AYC’s initiatives to expand the organization as a whole so that programs can continue to thrive in the unique cultural landscape of the San Gabriel Valley and the greater Los Angeles area through linguistically and culturally competent programs and services. This year’s theme is “Spark the Future: Empowering AYC Youth Through Tech” and AYC’s goal is to raise $250,000 to support the educational and youth leadership development programs that empower youth to move confidently into the future. 

Our event will feature a VIP reception, a silent auction, and live entertainment that usually attracts over 500 attendees. Attendees from previous galas have included high-ranking executives from public and private corporations, business owners, and elected officials. 

We are grateful to past sponsors, which included Southern California Edison, Tawa Charitable Foundation, U.S. Bank, Rose Hills, IW Group, OneLegacy, Exact Tax, Inc., and many more… We appreciate your continued support of our crucial work at AYC.

2023 Honorees

President’s Award
Jon Mendoza, Chief Information Security Officer, Technologent

Community Partnership Award
Chinese-American Elected Officials (CEO)

Corporate Partnership Award
Cathay Bank

Community Leader Award
Taylor Rapp, NFL Super Bowl Winner and AAPI Champion