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ASNC Thanks Its Fourteenth Annual Dinner Sponsors

by Laura Jenkins
8 May 2017

On May 4, 2017, Asia Society Northern California held its Fourteenth Annual Dinner at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, San Francisco. Over three hundred Bay Area leaders from the arts, business, government, academia, and media were in attendance. This year's Annual Dinner celebrated the power of philanthropy to advance human opportunity around the world. ASNC presented awards for Leadership and Excellence in Philanthropy to individuals who have advanced opportunity worldwide through their philanthropic work.

Honorees included Chong-Moon Lee, Founder & Managing Partner, Ambex Venture Partners; Richard C. Blum, Founder & Chairman, Blum Capital Partners; Gideon Yu, Chairman and CEO, Bowers & Wilkins; and the Draper Family (William H. Draper III, Tim Draper, Jesse Draper, Adam Draper, and Billy Draper) of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, BizWorld, and Draper University of Heroes.

Thank you to all who joined ASNC for this much-anticipated event!

To view all photos from this year's Annual Dinner, please visit our Facebook page.




Signature Sponsors

Richard C. Blum & Hon. Dianne Feinstein

David A. Coulter & Susan Weeks

Pamela & C. Richard Kramlich

Reiko & Chong-Moon Lee

Leslie & Mac McQuown

Susy & Jack Wadsworth

Ruth & Kenneth P. Wilcox

Jerry Yang & Akiko Yamazaki  


Patron Sponsors


Benefactor Sponsors

Crankstart Foundation

Phyllis & Bill Draper

Buck Gee & Mary Hackenbracht

Naren and Vinita Gupta

Sydnie Kohara & George Laplante



Collector Sponsors

Yitz & Hilda Applbaum

California College of the Arts


Maggie & Rob Cox

Dignity Health

Ann & John Doerr

Timothy & Melissa Draper

East West Bank


New Enterprise Associates


Union Bank



Citi Private Bank

David Bonderman


Matthews Asia


Entertainment Partner

Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Photo by Sara Gambina-Belknap 2012


Media Sponsor


Wine Sponsor