APIASF Scholarship Benefit
2015 Scholarship Benefit: Empowering and Celebrating Future Leaders
On October 29, 2015, APIASF hosted its tenth annual Scholarship Benefit in New York City under the theme, Empowering and Celebrating Future Leaders, where more than 300 AAPI community leaders gathered together to celebrate the important work of supporting underserved AAPI students.
Hosted by: Verena Mei
Racecar Driver, Model Actress
2015 Higher Education Award
Appointed by President Obama to the White House Commission on AAPI Affairs
2015 Inspiring Dreams Award
Ruthie Ann Miles
2001 APIASF/GMS Scholar
2015 Tony Award Recipient for "Featured Actress in a Musical" for The King and I
2015 Excellence in Education Award
Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)
Southeast Asian Resource Action Center (SEARAC)
OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates
Stay tuned for more details regarding the 2016 APIASF Scholarship Benefit.
Sponsors and Supporters
APIASF extends its most gracious thanks to the following companies and organizations for their generous sponsorships of Empowering and Celebrating Future Leaders:
Abercrombie & Fitch
IW Group | City University of New York | General Motors | National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD)
Nielsen | Office of Hawaiian Affairs | United Health Foundation
In-Kind Donors & Underwriters
Abercrombie & Fitch | AT&T | Bradford Renaissance Portraits Corp. | CAROLEE | Comcast | Elite Island Resorts Network | Go Charity
Hawaiian Airlines | Hilton Caribbean | Hilton Worldwide | McDonald's | MGM Resorts International | NY Hilton Midtown
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison | Southwest Airlines | The Coca-Cola Company | VIZIO | Wells Fargo
Southwest is the official airline of the 2015 APIASF Scholarship Benefit
Floral centerpieces generously underwritten by Sodexo.
We wish to extend our deepest thanks to APIASF supporters nationwide who have contributed as part of our annual APIASF Champions campaign to accelerate AAPI student access in the United States and the Pacific Islands.
Jacinta Titialii Abbott, Esq.
Anne Chow & Bob Moore
Susan Jin Davis
Steve & Wai-Ling Eng
Ernst & Young LLP
Margaret Daniels Tyler