The Chinese American Museum’s Annual Historymakers Awards Banquet represents the vision of pioneers, dedication of volunteers, and continuous community collaboration over the years since its inception in 1997. Prominently recognized as one of the premiere Chinese American events in Southern California, the Banquet honors the achievements of extraordinary individuals within the fields of art, literature, journalism, medicine, film, science, community, business, government, law and athletics, who have made significant impact or lasting contributions towards the advancement of the Chinese American community and beyond. In addition, the Banquet also serves as the major annual fundraiser for CAM, helping to raise critical funds to cover operational and program costs.
Each year, over 600 guests attend this elegant evening gala, including elected officials, community leaders, museum donors, patrons and supporters. A lively Silent Auction and cocktail hour traditionally opens up the event followed by a Western-style dinner. Become a part of CAM's history and join us at this year's event:
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012
5:00 PM President's Reception & Silent Auction
6:30 PM Dinner & Awards Program
15th Annual Historymakers Awards Banquet
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
THE 16TH ANNUAL HISTORMAKERS HONOREES::
Tom McKernan & The Automobile Club of Southern California
Excellence in Corporate Leadership Award
Carl K. Moy, MD
Excellence in Medicine and Community Service Award
State Senator Carol Liu
Excellence in Government Award
Chinese American Citizens Alliance
Dr. Dan S. Louie, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award
Latham & Watkins, LLP
Judge Ronald S.W. Lew Visionary Award
Charlie Woo: Honorary Dinner Chair
Munson A. Kwok: Dinner Chair
TOP TEN WAYS TO SUPPORT CAM’S ANNUAL HISTORYMAKERS AWARDS BANQUET
1. Become a Major Sponsor
You can support us by becoming a major sponsor for the dinner at $5,000 (Bronze Level) or above for a table of 10. Major sponsors at the Bronze Level and above are also recognized in our Bamboo Donor Wall at CAM. For more information on sponsorship, contact (213) 485-8484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Sponsor the President’s Reception
The prestigious President’s Reception preceding the dinner features special presentations and photo opportunities with the honorees, major donors and elected officials. You can make this reception a huge success by contributing at the $25,000 level (Gold Patron) or above.
3. Become a Table Sponsor
By sponsoring table(s) at the banquet, you will ensure the continued success of the Museum while enjoying an elegant evening of dinner, entertainment and celebration with many other fellow Museum patrons! Please consider table sponsorship(s) at the $2,500 level (Bronze Patron) or above.
4. Purchase a Dinner Seat
We look forward to seeing you at our banquet as we recognize the significant achievements of our distinguished honorees. Purchase a dinner seat at $250 and join us for an evening of fine dining and celebration!
5. Purchase an Advertisement Page
Turn your support into a take-home keepsake by purchasing an advertisement page in our commemorative program book. Send a personalized, congratulatory message to the honorees, promote your business and/or product, or use the space to brand your creativity! Act fast so you can reserve the highly-coveted front and back covers!
6. Join the 888 CAM Circle
As the number suggests, the 888 CAM Circle will include no more than 888 members who will each donate a minimum of $888 in support of the Museum’s expansion project. Your membership to the 888 CAM Circle will aid in CAM’s growth while securing your legacy with this important cultural institution.
7. Donate Silent Auction Items
A donation from your company, store, and/or restaurant to the event’s Silent Auction will help support CAM while serving as a great advertisement for your business! Personal donations are also welcomed and sincerely appreciated.
8. Volunteer at the Banquet
Your time and assistance is valuable to the success of the Banquet. Become a volunteer and get a behind-the-scenes experience of our annual dinner! Volunteer opportunities vary from pre-event preparations, event-day assistance and post-event wrap up. Sign up today by contacting (213) 485-8568 or email@example.com.
9. Involve a friend
Are your friends and/or family members familiar with the Chinese American Museum? Support CAM by introducing them to the Museum and getting them involved with this year’s Historymakers Banquet at any level or combination of levels provided on this list.
10. Donate at any level
We would love to see you at our Banquet, but if you are unable to attend the dinner, please consider supporting the event through a donation at any level. Your generous contributions and support in the Museum project allows us to continue achieving our mission and serving the community.