LEAP 2015 Leadership Awards Gala

July 16, 2015
Omni Hotel 251 South Olive Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
Grace Toy · · 213-485-1422 x4117

The 2015 gala dinner celebrates LEAP’s 33 years of “Growing Leaders” and the leadership and accomplishments of individuals and organizations that exemplify LEAP’s mission to achieve full participation and equality for Asian and Pacific Islanders through leadership, empowerment, and policy. Attire is business.

Hotel Valet Parking is available, or you may choose to self park next door at the California Plaza.

Proceeds from the event are used to develop LEAP’s innovative leadership programs, cutting-edge public policy research, and nationwide community building.

To RSVP and purchase tickets to this year's gala, please contact Grace Toy at gtoy@leap.org



5pm VIP Reception

5:30pm Silent Auction

6pm General Reception

7pm - 9pm  Dinner Program






To read the biographies of LEAP's 2015 honorees, click here: www.leap.org/gala_2015honorees.

LEAP President and CEO, Linda Akutagawa, will be interviewing the honorees for the LEAP Online Fireside Chat Webinar Series. Dates and times are included below.  To register for the webinar, visit leap.webex.com


Margaret Ashida (posthumously)
STEMx Executive Direcetor

Eddie Flores, Jr.
President and CEO
L & L Hawaiian Barbecue
Online Fireside Chat Webinar: May 28, 2015 1:00pm-2:00pm PDT

William Deu Lee
VP, Pension & Foundation Investments
Chief Investment Officer
Kaiser Permanente
Online Fireside Chat Webinar: June 12, 2015 1:00pm-2:00pm PDT

David R. Barclay Alumni Leadership Award

Ami Gandhi
Executive Director
South Asian American Policy & Research Institute (SAAPRI)

Neha Gill
Executive Director
Apna Ghar, Inc. (Our Home)
Online Fireside Chat Webinar: May 22, 2015, 1:00pm-2:00pm PDT

Community Award

Go For Broke National Education Center
Los Angeles, California
Online Fireside Chat Webinar with Go For Broke Executive Director, Don Nose: June 19, 2015 1:00pm-2:00pm PDT


Gala Sponsorship Levels 

Title Sponsorship - $100,000

Co-Presenting Sponsor - $50,000

VIP Reception Sponsor - $35,000

Special Event Sponsor - $25,000

President Sponsor - $15,000

Executive Sponsor - $10,000

Corporate Sponsor - $5,000

LEAP Friend - $2,500

For sponsorship information, contact Nancy Yap, Director of Development:
nyap@leap.org   /  213.485.1422 x4119


2015 Gala Sponsors

VIP Reception Sponsor
Toyota Financial Services

Special Activities Sponsor

Executive Sponsor
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
Kailiwai Family

LEAP Annual Contributors
Marsh & McLennan Companies
United Parcel Service (UPS)
General Motors Corporation
Hewlett-Packard Company
Southwest Airlines
spoon + fork

Corporate Sponsor
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
The Coca-Cola Company
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, LLP

LEAP Friend
Aratani Foundation
Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE)
Bradley Cooper and Hui O Hana Pono
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
Chung Family
Go For Broke National Education Center
Kumamoto Associates
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
Pauline Barclay
Southern California Edison
SWL Associates
Thelma Kailiwai
The Veng Group


*Updated as of 6/12/15