LEAP 2016 Leadership Awards Gala

July 21, 2016
Omni Hotel 251 South Olive Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
Grace Toy · · 213-485-1422 x4117

The 2016 gala dinner celebrates LEAP’s 34 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. Proceeds from the event are used to develop LEAP's innovative leadership programs, cutting-edge public policy research, and nationwide community building.

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

To RSVP and purchase tickets to the 2016 gala, please contact Grace Toy at gtoy@leap.org



5pm VIP Reception

5:30pm Silent Auction

6pm General Reception

7pm - 9pm  Dinner Program






Additionally, in preparation for the gala, LEAP is having a series of four Webinar Wednesday Talks (#WebinarWed) to provide an opportunity for LEAP friends and supporters to meet and engage with this year’s honorees. Read more about our 2016 honorees at: www.leap.org/gala_2016honorees.

We look forward to having you join us as we meet and hear from these wonderful leaders and leading organization in the Asian and Pacific Islander community! 


Individual Awards

Phyllis J. Campbell
Chairman, Pacific Northwest
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Webinar Wednesday: April 13, 2016 at 2PM-3PM PT
Register at: www.bit.ly/register4campbell

Willie C. Chiang
Executive VP & COO - U.S.
Plains All American
Webinar Wednesday: May 18, 2016 at 2PM-2:30PM PT
Register at: www.bit.ly/register4chiang

A. Gabriel Esteban
Seton Hall University
Webinar Wednesday: February 17, 2016 at 2PM-3PM PT
Register at: www.bit.ly/register4esteban

David R. Barclay Alumni Leadership Award

KC Choi
Senior Vice President of Global Systems Engineering
Webinar Wednesday: March 16, 2016 at 2PM-3PM PDT
Register at: www.bit.ly/register4choi

Community Award

Asian American Arts Alliance
New York, NY


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 Friend - $5,000

LEAP Friend - $2,500

For sponsorship information, contact Nancy Yap, Director of Development:
nyap@leap.org   /  213.485.1422 x411


2016 Gala Sponsors

VIP Reception Sponsor
Toyota Financial Services

Special Activities Sponsor

Executive Sponsors
Comcast NBCUniversal
Kailiwai Family
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Seton Hall University

LEAP Annual Contributors
Carnival Corporation & plc
United Parcel Service (UPS)
General Motors Corporation
Hewlett-Packard Company
Southwest Airlines

Corporate Friends
The Coca-Cola Company
Comcast NBCUniversal
General Motors Corporation
Ken and Ashley Lee Foundation
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, LLC
Willie C. Chiang

LEAP Friends
Aratani Foundation
Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE)
Bradley Cooper and Hui O Hana Pono
California Resources Corporation
Chung Family
Deborah Buhles and Susan Jin Davis
George Wu
MACRO Consultants
Michael Yap and Susan Moon, Robert Yap and Jennifer Lin
MUFG Union Bank Foundation
Na-Ri Oh, MD
Pauline Barclay
Rizwan Kassim and Giancarlo Pacheco
Robert Half
Southern California Edison
SWL Associates

Last updated as of 7/5/16