CVA Benefit Dinner

 Celebrating Asian Pacific American Leaders

In 2022, we will hold our Community Voice Award gala in person and online, on Thursday, October 27, 2022. Every year, we honor people and organizations who have shown leadership and who have had a positive impact on the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities. We plan on holding it in person at Joyale in Chinatown-ID, where a 10-course dinner will be served! There is also an option to attend the event online.

 We can’t wait to celebrate in person with you all again!

We are excited to announce our 2022 CVA Honorees:

Theresa Fujiwara (Lifetime Achievement Award)
Maiko Winkler-Chin (Leadership in Community Development)
Refugee Artisan Initiative – Ming Ming Tung Edelman (Leadership in Business)
Drag and Drop Creative (Leadership in Arts)
Starla Sampaco (Tatsuo Nakata Leadership Award)

Special Recognition will go to Kerry Taniguchi, Matt Chan,  Gary Iwamoto, and Viet-Wah.

In-Person
Joyale Restaurant
900 S. Jackson St.
Seattle, WA  98104
Ticket includes TEN course dinner

Virtual
Zoom, link sent with ticket

You can buy tickets for either virtual or in person here.

If you would like to sponsor this year’s Community Voice Awards, a full range of sponsorship levels are available to fit your budget. You can find all the details here.


PROGRAM
6:00pm
Welcome
10 Course Meal begins
Community Voice Awards
Advocacy Journalism Fellowship Program acknowledgment
Raise the Paddle
Thank you
8:30pm
Goodnight!

MENU
House Special Appetizers
Chicken Corn Soup
Honey Walnut Prawns
Crispy Fried Chicken
Mixed Vegetables
Peking Duck
Yang Chow Fried Rice – ask if prefer white rice (vegan)
Honey Garlic Pork Chop
Black mushroom e-fu noodles (vegan)
Steamed fish
Dessert

Thank you to our 2022 CVA Sponsors!

Title Sponsor

Prime Media Sponsor

Premier Sponsors

Media Sponsor

Partner Sponsors
APICAT for Health
Low Income Housing Institute
CISC
Tai Tung Restaurant
First Hill Lions Club
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal
Rep. My-Linh Thai
Renton Councilmember Kim-Khanh Van
King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski
Uwajimaya
Evergreen Goodwill

Community Sponsors
SEIU Local 925
Asian Counselling and Referral Service
Kin On
SCIDpda
APACE
OCA Greater Seattle
C.A.C.A. Seattle
Sen. Bob Hasegawa
Rep. Sharon Tomiko-Santos
Kin On
EJK Accounting & Tax Services

2022 CVA ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Emcee: Maria Batayola
Producer: John Chen of Engaging Virtual Meetings
Raise the Paddle: Martha Choe
Photographer: Rick Wong
Volunteers: Angel Chi, Calvin Tjok
Special Thanks: John Pai, Connie So, Alan Lau, Deborah Todd
Cover: Drag & Drop Creative

Past CVA Honorees

1991 CVA Honorees: Ruth Chinn, Dorothy Cordova, Quynh T. Nguyen, Frank Fujii

1992 CVA Honorees: Shigeko Uno, Van Sar, Sid Ko, Dan Ko, Frank Irigon

1993 CVA Honorees: Emiliano Francisco, Faye Hong, Phuong-Giang Nguyen, Reverend Jean Kim

1994 CVA Honorees: Ngy Hul, Ron Chew, Sue Taoka, Khamsene Thavseth

1995 CVA Honorees: Lea Armstrong, Nemesio Domingo, Jr., Ray Chinn, Emmanuelle Chi Dang

1996 CVA Honorees: Glenn Chinn Rachel Hidaka, Lua Pritchard, Dolores Sibonga

1997 CVA Honorees: Ben Woo, Ruth Woo, Ron Consego, Lysette Consego, Ick Wan Lee, Tazue Kiyono Sasaki

1998 CVA Honorees: Betty Lau, Soya Jung, Ellen Abellera, Jeffrey Hattori, Wang Yung, Ethnic Studies Students Association of the University of Washington

1999 CVA Honorees: Bob Santos, Bea Kiyohara, Alan Lau, Martha Choe

2000 CVA Honorees: Cindy Domingo, Alice Ito, Rocky Kim, Petty Patu, Sam Solberg, First Hill Lions Club

2001 CVA Honorees: Emma Catague, Doug Chin, Anne Xuan Clark, Larry Gossett, Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC)

2002 CVA Honorees: Sutapa Basu, Tony Ishisaka, Paul Mar, Lori Matsukawa, Northwest Labor Employment Law Office (LELO)

2003 CVA Honorees: David Della, Diane Narasaki, Tuyet Nguyen, Cheryl Lee, International District Housing Alliance (IDHA)

2004 CVA Honorees: Mayumi Tsutakawa, Maria Batayola, John Pai, Greg Tuai, Uwajimaya, State Farm, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

2005 CVA Honorees: Habib Habib, Jan Kumasaka, Washington Mutual, Minority Executive Directors Coalition (MEDC)

2006 CVA Honorees: Ruthann Kurose, Tony Lee, Sili Suvasa, Marpac Construction, Center for Career Alternatives

2007 CVA Honorees: Kip Tokuda, Mai Nguyen, Neighborhood House, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Ehren Watada

2008 CVA Honorees: Velma Veloria, Roger Shimomura, Manny Uch, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)

2009: No CVA.

2010 CVA Honorees: Sharon Maeda, Cassie Chin, Vu Le, Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF)

2011 CVA Honorees: Tosh Okamoto, Albert Shen, George “Geo” Quibuyen, Mary Nguyen, ArtsXchange Gallery

2012 CVA Honorees: Pramila Jayapal, Gloria Lung Wakayama, Dean Wong, Julie Pham, Blaine Memorial Methodist Church

2013 CVA Honorees: Pat Norikane Logerwell, Carina del Rosario, Tim Wang, Heidi Park, Executive Development Institute (EDI)

2014 CVA Honorees: Ron Chew

2015 CVA Honorees: Kathy Hsieh, Debadutta Dash, Tony Vo, Connie So, Ticiang Diangson, Vulcan Inc.

2016 CVA Honorees: Gail Nomura, Steve Sumida, Tetsuden Kashima, Jill Mangaliman, Dr. Jasmit Singh, Jamie Lee, Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC), Viet Wah

2017 CVA Honorees: Rita Meher, Lynette Finau, Sameth Mell, Joan Yoshitomi, Diem Ly, Amerigroup Washington

2018 CVA Honorees: Ruby de Luna, Mike Fong, Key Bank, I-Miun Liu, Quyen Pham, Phnom Penh Restaurant, Tanya Woo, Michelle Kumata

2019 CVA Honorees: Chera Amlag, Shannon Gee, Lori Matusukawa, Sue Taoka

2020 CVA Honorees: Erin Shigaki, Naomi Ishisaka, CID Community Response to COVID-19

2021 CVA Honorees: Venice Buhain, Michael Itti, AAPI Against Hate, Beth Takekawa,
Michael Woo, Suma Yagi