2014 Annual Gala Dinner


Asia Society Southern California's 2014 Annual Gala Dinner
May 19, 2014

Please Join us on an evening in support of the Asia Society and its innovative programs. The program will also feature a live auction and musical entertainment.



2014 Philanthropist of the Year Ming Hsieh

2014 Diplomat of the Year award Ambassador Sung Kim

2014 Culinary Legacy Award Madame Sylvia Wu 


Ming Hsieh immigrated to the U.S. from China and became a successful technology entrepreneur. He currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Fulgent Therapeutics, a cancer medication research-and-development company. Mr. Hsieh has distinguished himself has a benefactor of the arts and education, with transformative contributions to the University of Southern California to advance engineering and medical research. He graduated from USC and is a Trustee.


Ambassador Sung Kim is a native son of Los Angeles and the first Korean American to serve as the top U.S. diplomat in Seoul. He has done so with distinction amid persistent regional challenges.




Madame Sylvia Wu is a celebrated restauranteur, author and philanthropist. She opened her restaurant on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica in 1959, and entertained Hollywood’s top celebrities & other dignitaries. She has authored four books.




Tamlyn Tomita made her screen debut as Kumiko in “The Karate Kid, Part II” with Ralph Macchio and Pat “Noriyuki” Morita and has since appeared in numerous feature films, television and theatre projects. She is best known for her movie roles in: 'The Joy Luck Club'; 'Picture Bride'; 'Come See the Paradise'; 'The Day After Tomorrow'; and 'Four Rooms'. 



The evening will also include a special performance by pianist and violinist Ray Ushikubo.






The evening will include a special live auction conducted by  

Special Guest Auctioneer 

Andrea Fiuczynski

 As a dynamic and seasoned art world professional with a distinguished 28-year career in the auction world, Andrea Fiuczynski has developed outstanding relationships with important collectors, advisors, attorneys, and institutions throughout the western United States. Based out of Los Angeles, the Senior Vice President and Chairman of the West Coast for Sotheby’s works closely with colleagues worldwide to develop and execute the company’s business strategy for the region, while cultivating and maintaining close relationships with clients. Click here for full bio.



May 19, 2014
6:00PM Reception
7:00PM Dinner

Millennium Biltmore Hotel
Crystal Ballroom
506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, Ca 90071

Attire: Business/Cocktail/National 


Please have your parking ticket stamped to receive the following discounted rate:

$7.00 Self-Parking at Pershing Square

$22.00 Valet parking 


$400 Asia Society Member
$500 General Registration

Click here to register now. 


To view sponsorship opportunities, register as a sponsor or purchase ad space please CLICK HERE

For more information please contact Katherine Estrada at kestrada@asiasociety.org

Platinum Sponsor:

Gold Sponsor:


Silver Sponsors:


Bronze Sponsor:



Karen and Eric Schiffer        Brian and Laurey Treiger  



Event Details

Mon 19 May 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Millennium Biltmore Hotel Crystal Ballroom 506 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90071
$400 Asia Society Member, $500 General Registration
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