Celebrating Asian Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander American Leaders
In 2023, we will hold our Community Voice Award gala in person and online, on Thursday, October 26, 2023. We’ll be celebrating 50 years of the International Examiner! Every year, we honor people and organizations who have shown leadership and who have had a positive impact on the Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander American 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. Please support us in raising $115,000 to build capacity and generally operate our organization.
We can’t wait to celebrate in person with you all again!
We are excited to announce our 2023 CVA Honorees:
Dolores Sibonga (Lifetime Achievement Award)
Martha Choe (Lifetime Achievement Award)
Vee Hua (Leadership in Journalism)
Huong Vu (Leadership in Arts Award)
Joycelyn Chui, Lizzy Baskerville, Jennifer Cheung of Restaurant 2 Garden (Leadership in Community Award)
Harry Chan of Tai Tung (Leadership in Business Award)
900 S. Jackson St.
Seattle, WA 98104
Ticket includes TEN course dinner
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. Read all of the details here.
House special appetizers
Chicken corn soup
Honey walnut prawns
Mixed or steamed veggies (no meat)
Yang Chow fried rice, no meat
Black mushrooms e-fu noodles (vegan)
Thank you to our 2023 CVA Sponsors!
More details announced soon…
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
2022 CVA Honorees: Theresa Fujiwara, Maiko Winkler-Chin, Refugee Artisan Initiative, Ming Ming Tung Edelman, Drag and Drop Creative, Starla Sampaco