APEX Awards: Influence. Impact. Inspire
On September 25, 2010, APEX will hold its annual awards dinner at The Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles. Our theme this year is “Influence. Impact. Inspire.” The APEX board and membership have reached unprecedented levels, and we continue to strive for excellence in motivating and empowering individuals to not only give back, but to challenge themselves in reaching new heights in both their personal and professional goals. This year has seen the successful launch of the APEX Cares volunteer network, devoted to providing individuals with an opportunity to make a positive impact in their community through regular service-related projects with nonprofit organizations throughout Southern California. In addition, the APEX Youth Outreach Program has been successful in creating a bridge for its members to volunteer for “Reading to Kids,” a grassroots organization dedicated to inspiring underserved children with a love of reading, thereby enriching their lives and opportunities for success in the future.
Our annual awards gala will celebrate APEX’s past and present accomplishments in helping to build tomorrow’s leaders in the APA professional community. We will also recognize prominent Asian Pacific Americans who are opening doors for more leaders to rise. Last year, our headline honorees were Laura Ling and Euna Lee, two documentary filmakers who were imprisoned within North Korea after they attempted to film refugees along the border with China. Laura Ling and Euna Lee were pardoned and returned to the United States following an unannounced visit to North Korea by former US President Bill Clinton on August 4, 2009.
17th Annual APEX Awards Gala Saturday, September 25, 2010
Wilshire Grand Hotel
Community Service: OCAPICA, Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance
Corporate Leadership: East West Bank Arts & Entertainment: John Cho, Actor President’s
Brenda Yen, VP of Planning and Operations for APEX
ENTERTAINERS Clara Chung, Vocalist & Jason Yang, Violinist & Dawen, Singer
VIP RECEPTION ENTERTAINER Katie Lee, Chinese Butterfly Harp Performer EMCEES Harry Shum Jr., Glee and You Got Served Karin Anna Cheung, Better Luck Tomorrow and The People I've Slept With TICKETS Pre-Sale (no after party) $75 ends 9/10/10 Includes 3-course dinner, awards show and gift bag. No after party admission. Pre-Sale $85 ends 9/10/10 Includes 3-course dinner, awards show, gift bag & after party admission General $100 ends 9/20/10 Includes 3-course dinner, awards show, gift bag & after party admission VIP $110 Includes VIP reception admission, 3-course dinner, awards show, VIP gift bag & after party admission
Watch a video that was shown at the 2009 APEX Awards Gala: http://www.apex.org/2010/05/gala-2009/