18th Annual Historymakers Awards Gala (2014)

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Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

4:30 p.m. Press and President’s Reception
5:00 p.m. Registration Starts
5:00 p.m. Silent Auction – Closes at 8:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m. Program and Dining


18th Annual Historymakers Awards Gala
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071


ming hsieh2 Ming Hsieh
Judge Ronald S.W. Lew Visionary Award

Ming Hsieh is at the forefront of engineering medicine for cancer research and biometric identification. He is the founder, Chairman and CEO of 3M Cogent Inc., and has served as the Chairman and CEO of Fulgent Therapeutics Inc., a cancer drug research and development company. Raised in Shenyang, northern China, he is listed by Forbes magazine as one of America’s 200 richest men.

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david fon lee David Fon Lee
Dr. Dan S. Louie, Jr., Lifetime Achievement Award
A native Angeleno, David Lee has dedicated much of his life to promoting economic and cultural ties between China and the United States. After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, Lee came home to help manage the family business, General Lee’s Man Jen Low. The restaurant became an L.A. landmark. Among his many accomplishments, he co-founded the National Association of Chinese Americans and played a key role in creating the Sister City affiliation between Los Angeles and Guangzhou.

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kenneth lo Kenneth Chin-Ming Lo
International Corporate Award
Kenneth Lo has been a leader in the banking and finance industry for over 40 years. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Industrial Bank of Taiwan and Chairman of EverTrust Bank (USA). Lo is also active in public service and holds key positions in the Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce, ROC Bankers Association, Asia Executive Board of the Sloan School of Business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, National Palace Museum Advisory Committee, and Taipei Fine Arts Museum Advisory Committee

View Lo’s Video Biography

rose hills Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary
Corporate Leadership Award

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary. Rose Hills was among the first to offer its services to the Asian American communities, taking special care to respect individual cultural and religious customs. Today, Rose Hills is North America’s largest memorial park, encompassing 1,400 acres with two full-service mortuaries and five planning centers throughout Southern California.

View Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary’s Corporate Video Biography

tung wah

Board of Directors, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals
Humanitarian Award

Established in 1870, the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs) is the largest charitable organization in Hong Kong with over 190 community service centers covering elderly services, youth and family services, rehabilitation services and traditional services. Beginning in the late 1800s, Tung Wah served as the middle stop to transmit letters and money from the United States back to villages in the Guangdong areas. TWGHs helped new immigrants by assisting with the transport of the bodies and bones of loved ones who died in America so that time-honored cultural traditions could be observed.

View Tung Wah Groups of Hospital’s Organization Video Biography

james and betty

Dr. James Bok Wong and Betty KC Yeow
Community Leadership Award

Dr. James Bok Wong and Betty KCYeow have devoted their lives to the betterment of their community, including the establishment of a scholarship program through the Chinese American Citizens Alliance Foundation. Dr. Wong is a past president of CACA Los Angeles Lodge, and Ms. Yeow serves on the Los Angeles Chinatown Business Council as a representative of the CACA Foundation. During World War II, Dr. Wong served with the famed Flying Tigers. He earned his PhD from the University of Illinois and went on to become the chief economist and director of international technologies for Dart Industries.

View Wong’s and Yeow’s Video Biography

Honorary Dinner Chair

Kin Hui
Chairman & CEO
Singpoli Group

Dinner Chairs

Al Soo Hoo & Dore Wong