Asian American / Asian Research Institute
16th Annual Gala

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017

Time: 6:30PM to 9:30PM
Program will begin promptly at 7PM!

Place: Jing Fong Restaurant
20 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10013

 Individual Ticket

Non-Member: $150
Complimentary AAARI 2018 Membership

Member: $100 | Senior (65+): $85 | Student: $50

Table of Ten

Diamond - $5,000

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Ruby - $3,000 Free Half Page Advertisement
Pearl - $2,000

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Jade - $1,500

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Ad Deadline: Nov 17, 2017 | RSVP Deadline: Nov 22, 2017

2017 Gala Honorees

Leadership Award


  CUNY Distinguished Asian American
Alumni Award


  CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship


  Chynn-CUNY Ethics and Morality Essay Contest

Winners & Honorable Mention

  2017 Gala Emcee


AAARI's Annual Gala is attended by 450+ Asian and non-Asian academic, business, civic and community leaders, faculty, staff and students. Proceeds from the gala go towards our academic publications and public programs such as lectures, annual conference, and student film festival. At the gala, we will  honor distinguished alumni from The City University of New York, leaders from the community, and student scholarship recipients.

As of Fall 2015, the Asian American representation in CUNY is over 60,000, with more than 5,800 faculty and staff, 4,400 graduate students and 49,700 undergraduates of Asian heritage. There are tens of thousands of Asian American CUNY alumni working and living throughout New York and the country. AAARI engages the Asian American community within CUNY, New York City and beyond.

Benefits of Supporting the AAARI Annual Gala

1. Exposure to 450+ attendees at the Gala - printed program acknowledgements distributed to attendees who represent not just themselves but many other organizations. Additional programs will also be distributed at upcoming AAARI events throughout the Spring semester.

2. Table sponsors are listed on AAARI’s website which reaches thousands of faculty, staff and students within CUNY, and academic, business, civic and community leaders and organizations outside of CUNY.

3. The Gala receives extensive coverage in the Asian American ethnic press.







2017 Annual Banquet

Banquet Program


Silent Auction / Raffle

Table Sponsor

Con Edison

American Symphony Orchestra
Antony Wong
Asia Society
Broadway Comedy Club
Fraunces Tavern Museum
Kramer Portraits

NY Giants
NY Jets
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
The Orchestra Now
William Tam

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Asian American / Asian Research Institute 2017

25 West 43rd Street, Room 1000, New York, NY 10036   
Phone: 212-869-0182 / 0187   
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