Visionaries of Giving: Transformative Philanthropy


Asia Society Northern California 2017 Annual Dinner

2017 ASNC 14th Annual Dinner

On May 4, 2017, Asia Society Northern California (ASNC) will hold its 14th Annual Dinner at the Ritz-Carlton 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.  This year, ASNC explores the power of philanthropy to advance human opportunity around the world. This year’s honorees demonstrate that innovation is everywhere. ASNC will present Visionaries of Giving Awards to individuals who have advanced opportunity worldwide through their philanthropic work.

Asia Society Northern California will honor 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. Sydnie Kohara, media strategist, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Gamelan Sekar Jaya will perform Balinese gamelan and dance during the event.

Click here for the sponsorship kit. 

ASNC thanks its generous 2017 Annual Dinner sponsors: 


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


For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Director of Global Corporate Development & Strategic Partnerships, Wendy Soone-Broder (, with any questions.

Event Details

Thu 04 May 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ritz Carlton San Francisco 600 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108
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Early Bird (by April 8): $250 - $475; Regular Pricing: $300 - $550
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