CVA Benefit Dinner

 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)

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

You can buy tickets here.


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

MENU

House special appetizers
Chicken corn soup
Honey walnut prawns
Mixed or steamed veggies (no meat)
Peking Duck
Yang Chow fried rice, no meat
Black mushrooms e-fu noodles (vegan)
Steamed fish
Tofu dish
Complimentary dessert


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