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.
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.
LEAP held its 2011 annual Leadership Awards dinner on July 21st at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. The event garnered nearly 400 attendees and raised over $200,000. During the awards dinner, LEAP showcased the first ever Bid For Empowerment, a live auction dedicated to raise money for the Leadership in Action Program.Read more
The LEAP Leadership Awards Dinner was held on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. California State Controller John Chiang kicked off the night with an interesting and informative speech, in which he addressed LEAP Board Members, Corporate Annual Sponsors, and Leadership in Action (LIA) Interns. Simultaneously, the Silent Auction – which debuted an online component this year – drew in hundreds of generous guests, bidding on everything from a 4-night Escape to Cancun, Mexico, to a deluxe-sized King’s Hawaiian gift basket.Read more
On Thursday, July 16, 2009 LEAP hosted its annual Awards Dinner Gala, which took place at the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles. LEAP honored the leadership and accomplishments of four individuals and one community-based organization that exemplify LEAP’s philosophy. This event was a huge success, with over 400 people in attendance. We thank all of you who participated in the dinner and also who have supported LEAP for 27 years!Read more