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  • When: September 28, 2013 @ 6:00pm
  • Where: Cooper Design Space, 860 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles CA
  • Pricing:
    General Non-Member: $125 (with After Party)
    Premium Member: $125 (with After Party and VIP Reception)
    Honorary Dinner Committee & Alumni Tables: $1000 (10 seats with After Party and VIP Reception).
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20th Anniversary APEX Awards Gala

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You are Invited!

Join APEX, Members, Alumni and Friends for the highly anticipated APEX 20th Anniversary Gala - "Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence." Celebrate the organization’s past and present accomplishments and honor the contributions of prominent Asian Pacific Islander Americans in the arts, community and corporate/business sectors.

Saturday, September 28, 2013
6:00PM to 10:00PM (After Party @ 10:00PM)
Cooper Design Space
860 S. Los Angeles Street, Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Event Features

Awards Show with Co-Emcees Eliot Chang & Aimee Lee Lucas

Live Entertainment by Isabella Tang / Jin & Gray / Priska / Mike Bauer

Silent Auction & Raffle
[Featuring Jet Blue airline tickets, Vizio TV, amusement park passes, city tours, spa certificates, jewelry/accessories, video intercom system, restaurant/hotel gift certificates, wine and much more... Click here to see entire list]

Special 4-Course Dinner Catered by Starry Kitchen
[Featuring SK's Crispy Tofu Balls & Salted Plum Lychee Panna Cotta]

VIP Area ~Invite Only~
[Featuring crepe cakes, truffle cupcakes, soy pudding, and other desserts from IOTA Brew Cafe, AFC Soy Foods, Inc., Puffect Bakery and Velvet Rope Bakery]
[3-Hour Sponsored Bar by Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, and Asahi Beer]

After Party @ LeKa with DJ / Dancing / Appetizers
[Sponsored by Privy - Doors open at 10PM - 21 and over]
All Gala attendees receive complimentary entrance to After Party
For After Party tickets only click here.

Networking opportunities with the movers and shakers of the APA community

Enjoy Room Discounts at Nearby Hotels Just for APEX!
Click here for more information


Deputy Chief Terry Hara
APEX Excellence in Community Service Award
[Click here for bio]

APEX Excellence in Corporate Leadership Award
[Click here for bio]

Phil Yu
APEX Excellence in Arts and Entertainment Award
[Click here for bio]

Joyce Nakashima, Vice President of Programs for APEX
APEX President's Award
[Click here for bio]


General Non-Member: $125
(with After Party)
General tickets can be purchased here:

Premium Member: $125
(with After Party and VIP Reception)
For Premium Member tickets, please login to your account.
Register as a Premium Member for only $30/year and start receiving the benefits!

Honorary Dinner Committee Tables: $1000
(10 seats with After Party and VIP Reception; recognition of HDC member in program booklet)

Alumni Dinner Committee Tables: $1000*
(10 seats with After Party and VIP Reception; recognition of ADC member in program booklet)
*With a full table filled, receive a 1/2 page ad in the gala program booklet AND 10 - 5x7"group photos from the gala.

For Alumni and Honorary Dinner Committee, please email for more information.

Ticket sales ends Wednesday, 9/25/13, 5PM PST.
No walk-ins will be allowed.

More Details

Dress Code: Black Tie Formal

Cash/Credit Card Bar available for guests 21 and over only.

Parking: Valet $10 or street parking and other nearby lots available
Click here for more details on parking.

Event Sponsors

Crystal Sponsors: Coca Cola / PCA / / RBZ, LLP

Media Sponsor: Audrey Magazine


For information on sponsorships and donations, please contact

What is APEX?

The Asian Professional Exchange (APEX) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan community based organization with multifaceted goals and purposes that are charitable, cultural and educational in nature. Established in 1993, APEX currently boasts an e-community membership of 10,000 members. Contact us