FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
5/1/2013

CONTACT: Anne Wang
2123445878, Ext:227
Anne.Wang@aafederation.org


Asian American Federation Celebrates 2013 Spirit of Asian America Gala

The Asian American Federation will celebrate 24 years of serving and helping Asian American communities in need, at its annual Spirit of Asian America Gala on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the legendary Pierre Hotel.

The Spirit of Asian America Gala gives us the opportunity to celebrate with special partners, supporters and friends who share an interest in improving the lives of others in need. Funds raised will directly support the Federation’s work to serve our 43 member agencies and our Asian American communities in New York City.

As a highlight of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Federation will honor two outstanding individuals and one organization that have made a direct impact in our communities through their professional leadership, philanthropic endeavors and/or creative ingenuity:

Dr. Jorge G. Puente, President, Asia Pacific & Canada, Oncology Business Unit, Pfizer Inc.
Veronica D. Wong, Director of Marketing & Associate General Counsel, Moon Capital Management LP
Japanese Medical Society of America, Accepted by Dr. Makoto Iwahara, President


WHEN: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Please arrive between 6:30pm-7:30pm
WHAT: Reception:  6:30pm-7:30pm
Emcees:  Christina Park, Anchor, WNYW/Fox 5 
Richard Lui, Anchor, MSNBC
WHERE:  The Pierre
2 East 61st Street
New York, NY 10065

The Asian American Federation works to advance the civic voice and well-being of Asian Americans.  We collaboratively foster philanthropy in the community, undertake research to inform policies, and provide support to community service organizations. For more information, please visit www.aafederation.org.