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Fundraising Gala


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Event Details

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014

5:00 PM cocktail reception
6:30 PM dinner & program

Location: Cicada Restaurant
617 S. Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Valet parking available
ADA accessible

Black-tie optional

Featuring Silent Auction Items from:

Exciting silent auction items from: NBCUniversal, Warner Brothers, Disneyland, Lakers, Sanrio (Hello Kitty), Maison Akira, Roy’s Restaurant, Prince Hotel (Hawaii), CHI Nail Bar, Mishima foods, and more!

Click here for the full list!


Special Guest

Lifetime Achievement Award
Former Secretary of Transportation
Norman Mineta
for his work in the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Corporate Leadership Award
for its work on innovative assistive technology

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Sponsored by

Presenting Sponsor: $10,000

Gold Sponsors: $5,000

Jeff and Nami Folick

Kaiser Permanente


Warner Brothers

Silver Sponsors: $2,500

Daphne Kwok

Los Angeles County
4th District Supervisor
Don Knabe

Sansei Legacy

Southern California Edison

Southern California
Gas Company

Table Sponsors: $1,500

Asian American Architects and Engineers, Johnna Cho, Gil & Suki Garcetti (Roth Family Foundation), Art & Jennie Hasegawa, Japanese American Bar Association, Korean American Bar Association, Linda Lau, Guy Leemhuis, Josh Morey, Angela Oh, Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, Wes Tanaka, Union Bank, Charlie Woo

Community Table Sponsors: $1,000

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Los Angeles, Eco-Rapid Transit, Japanese American National Museum, Little Tokyo Service Center, Lisa Sugimoto, Project NEO, Rafu Shimpo Foundation, Special Service for Groups

Buy Tickets

 or to pay by check, please mail one payable to

“Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California”
c/o Kinaga Law Firm
617 South Olive Street, Suite 1210
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Please accompany with the check or email an indication of number of seats purchased, guest names, food requests (allergies, vegetarian, etc.), and physical accommodation requests.

Gala Committee Members

Subcommittee Chairs

Corporate Sponsorships
Bruce Ishimatsu
Gene Kanamori
Wendy Shiba

Community Partners
Rick Eng
Bryan Takeda

Silent Auction
June Kuramoto
Naomi Suenaka

Youth Committee
Raymond Kwong
Joanne Lee
Daphna Patel
Kevin Phung
Silkvia To

Wendy Anderson
Lily Baba
Paul Chang
Marissa Castro Salvatti
Johnna Cho
Deanna Chuang
Rick Eng
Jeri Okamoto Floyd
Art Hasegawa
Chester Hashizume
Herbert Hatanaka
John Ho
Traci Ishigo
Bruce Ishimatsu
Patricia Kinaga
Akiko Koh
June Kuehn
Alan Kumamoto
Joanne Kumamoto
June Kuramoto
Daphne Kwok
Linda Lau
Kelvin Lee
Guy Leemhuis


Jason Liang
John Khai Ly
Anne Manalili
Mark Matsui
Trisha Murakawa
John Nakaki
Shirley Nakaki
Becky Nguyen
Diana Nishiura
James Okazaki
Sandy Sakamoto
Wendy Shiba
Naomi Suenaka
Mike Suzuki
Nancy Takayama
Bryan Takeda
Lauren Takeda
Linda Wah
Nicole Wong
Peter Wong
Linda Yamauchi
Bryant Yang

Interest in Sponsorship or Participation

If you would like to be a sponsor, silent auction item donor, individual patron, or support the event in any other way, please first refer to this gala informational packet. Then, refer to any applicable documents below.

Corporate Sponsorship Letter
Silent Auction Letter
Silent Auction Form

For any inquiries, call 213.623.8588 or email

APIDC is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Thanks for your generous support!