2016 LEAP Leadership Awards Dinner Recap

On Thursday, July 21, 2016, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics celebrated 34 years of “Growing Leaders” and to honor the leadership and accomplishments of individuals and organizations that exemplify LEAP’s mission to achieve full participation and equality for Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) through leadership, empowerment, and policy.

Over 325 guests attended the event, enjoying an evening that included a silent auction, dinner, and networking opportunities.  The gala program began with welcoming speeches from LEAP Board Chair, Kenneth Chung, and LEAP President and CEO, Linda Akutagawa. This year's gala fundraised an amazing amount of over $45,000 during the Bid For Empowerment, an auction to raise money for LEAP's community programs.

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2015 LEAP Leadership Awards Dinner Recap + Photos

On Thursday, July 16, 2015, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics celebrated 33 years of “Growing Leaders” and to honor the leadership and accomplishments of individuals and organizations that exemplify LEAP’s mission to achieve full participation and equality for Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) through leadership, empowerment, and policy. Over 325 guests attended the event, enjoying an evening that included a silent auction, dinner, and networking opportunities.  The gala program began with welcoming speeches from LEAP Board Chair, Kenneth Chung, and LEAP President and CEO, Linda Akutagawa. David Ono, co-anchor at ABC7, was the emcee for the evening.

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2014 LEAP Leadership Awards Dinner

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More than 350 guests joined Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP) on Thursday, July 24, 2014 to celebrate LEAP’s 32 years of “Growing Leaders” and to honor 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. Guests were inspired by the honorees and enjoyed an entertaining evening with an auction, dinner, and much more. The gala program began with welcoming speeches from LEAP Board Chair, Thelma Kailiwai, and LEAP President and CEO, Linda Akutagawa. David Ono, co-anchor at ABC7, was the emcee for the evening.

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2013 LEAP Leadership Awards Dinner

 

 

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LEAP celebrated its 31st of “Growing Leaders” at the Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, July 25, 2013, where James Y. Ryu, O. Fahina Tavake-Pasi, Alan and Joanne Kumamoto, and the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund were honored for their continued commitment, successes and contributions to the API community through leadership.

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2012 LEAP Leadership Awards Dinner

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LEAP celebrated its 30th anniversary at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 26, 2012. Over 500 people attended this year’s gala, where JD Hokoyama, Dr. Nguyen Dinh Thang, Maggie Mui, and Hui O Hana Pono were honored.

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