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Asia Society Northern California 2016 Annual Dinner
On May 4, 2016, Asia Society Northern California (ASNC) held its 13th Annual Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco. The Annual Dinner is ASNC’s most prestigious event of the year, attended by over 400 leaders in business, tech, civic affairs, academia, philanthropy, the diplomatic corps, and media. It features some of the world’s foremost leaders in U.S. and Asian affairs, and this year ASNC presented Leadership Awards to entrepreneurs and innovators who have revolutionized the way people live, consume, socially interact, and civically engage.
Asia Society Northern California honored Eric Heitz, Co-Founder and CEO, Energy Foundation; Leila Janah, CEO, Sama and Laxmi; Kaiser Kuo, Director, International Communications, Baidu; and Sir Michael Moritz, Chairman, Sequoia Capital, for their substantial contributions to bridging the U.S. and Asia through innovation. Sydnie Kohara, media strategist, served as Master of Ceremonies.
2016 Annual Dinner Honorees
Eric Heitz, Co-Founder & CEO, Energy Foundation; Leila Janah, CEO, Sama and Laxmi; Kaiser Kuo, Director, International Communications, Baidu; and Sir Michael Moritz, Chairman, Sequoia Capital.
ASNC thanks its generous 2016 Annual Dinner sponsors:
Reiko & Chong-Moon Lee
Leslie & John "Mac" McQuown
Susy & Jack Wadsworth
Ruth & Kenneth P. Wilcox
Pamela & Richard Kramlich
Richard C. Blum & Hon. Dianne Feinstein
David A. Coulter & Susan C. Weeks
Bill & Phyllis Draper
Buck Gee & Mary Hackenbracht
Akiko Yamazaki & Jerry Yang
(As of April 26, 2016)