2017 MOCA Legacy Awards Gala

MOCA Legacy Awards Gala 2017

2017 MOCA Legacy Awards Gala

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Cipriani 25 Broadway
25 Broadway, NYC

6:00 PM Reception

7:00 PM Dinner and Awards Program

Black Tie Affair

 

GENERATIONAL LEGACY AWARD

The Eugene C. and Gail V. Sit Family

The late Eugene C. Sit started Sit Investment Associates in 1981. Today, Eugene’s children lead Sit Investments Associates, a firm that manages over $11 billion in assets. Beyond the Sit family’s commitment to its investment philosophy is its unyielding commitment to philanthropic endeavors in the arts, education, and veterans appreciation. In the 1860s, Eugene’s grandfather emigrated from China to the U.S. to help build the transcontinental railroad.


LEGACY AWARD

Chieh Huang

Boxed, Inc.

Chieh Huang is the CEO and Co-Founder of Boxed, Inc. Chieh is not only a leader in management and technology but also an innovator in philanthropy.

 

Gish Jen

Author

Nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, Gish Jen is the celebrated author of six books and numerous articles. Her most recent book is The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap.

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Phillipa Soo

Hamilton (Eliza) and Amélie

Phillipa Soo played the title role in the 2017 Broadway musical adaptation of Amélie. Soo received a 2016 Tony Awards nomination for her Broadway debut as Eliza in Hamilton, an Off-Broadway role she originated at the Public Theater.

  

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2017 MOCA Highlight from Museum of Chinese in America on Vimeo.