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Asian Youth Center Gala

34th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Dinner

Asian Youth Center (AYC) celebrated our 34th Anniversary Celebration & Awards Dinner on Friday, September 22, 2023, at The Sheraton LA San Gabriel.

This year’s theme was “Spark the Future: Empowering AYC Youth Through Tech,” and all proceeds went to supporting the educational and youth leadership development programs that empower youth to move confidently into the future. 

Our event featured a VIP reception, a silent auction, and live entertainment for our 400+ attendees, including high-ranking executives from public and private corporations, business owners, and elected officials.

We are grateful to our sponsors including Amgen Foundation, Cathay Bank, Exact Tax, Tawa Charatible Foundation, Royal Business Bank, and Southern California Edison. 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