MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA’S ANNUAL LEGACY AWARDS TO HONOR ICONS & INNOVATORS: TYRUS WONG, VICTOR AND WILLIAM FUNG FOUND

THE MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA’S ANNUAL LEGACY AWARDS TO HONOR ICONS & INNOVATORS: TYRUS WONG, VICTOR AND WILLIAM FUNG FOUNDATION LTD., AND THEODORE T.WANG


Black-Tie Gala to Celebrate MOCA’s 35th Year Anniversary


Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Cipriani Wall Street

 

[New York, NY – October 29, 2014] – The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is pleased to announce the program for the Annual Legacy Awards Dinner. This year’s gala pays tribute to Icons and Innovators for their philanthropic contributions in the fields of Hollywood motion animation, education, and finance. As the Museum enters its 35th year preserving and presenting the history, heritage, culture and experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States, the gala is also a celebration of over three decades of commitment to the Chinese American community and its future generations. Over the last 35 years, MOCA has served over a million visitors. Honorees of MOCA’s 2014 Legacy Awards are Tyrus Wong (artist and Disney illustrator of Bambi), Victor and William Fung Foundation Ltd. (educational charity), and Theodore T. Wang (Goldman Sachs and philanthropist). The evening’s Masters of Ceremony are CNBC’s FastMoney host Melissa Lee and actor BD Wong.

 

The Gala Co-Chairs are Thomas C. Ahn, Kevin D. Eng, Michelle Koo Hayashi, and Patricia P. Tang.

 

Taking place at Cipriani Wall Street (55 Wall Street in Manhattan), the event begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30 pm, with a special performance by PS. 124 Theater Club, Yung Wing Elementary School, followed by the dinner and awards program at 7:30 pm. Attire is formal black tie, festive Chinese dress optional. The dinner menu will feature a special dessert creation by internationally acclaimed chef and former Legacy Award honoree Pichet Ong.

 

Members of the Gala Committee, include Thomas C. and May Ahn, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Anla Cheng and Mark Kingdon, Jonathan Chu, Columbus Hill Capital Management, LP, The Walt Disney Company, First American International Bank, Michelle Koo Hayashi, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Victor and William Fung Foundation Ltd., Sandra K. Lee and Stephen Boon, Brian and Beth Levine, Dr Jonathan K. Ligh and Mrs. Melanie P. Ligh, Maya Lin and Daniel Wolf, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and Patricia P. Tang.

 

In attendance will be representatives from Consolidated Edison; Goldman Sachs; Harold Lee & Sons, Inc. Insurance Services; Wells Fargo; and Pacific American Corp,.

 

The official media sponsors of the Gala are The New York Observer and YUE Magazine.

 

Individual tickets to the event are $1,000 and $2,500. Table purchases range from $10,000 to $100,000. For information about purchasing tickets and tables to the Annual Legacy Awards Dinner, please contact Jessica Sonders at 917.484.4152 or email gala@mocanyc.org. For updates, please visit MOCA's website.