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Harmony & Bliss 2020


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 2020 Virtual Gala


Chinese Culture Center (CCC) invites you to Harmony & Bliss 2020 Virtual Gala, celebrating 55 years of community service.

This year’s gala theme is drawn from the upcoming exhibition “WOMEN我們: From Her to Here.” We invite you to join in honoring the exceptional women leaders who have made a deep impact in our communities. Celebrate the community’s achievements in recovery and the art and creativity that inspires, uplifts, and brings hope during a crisis. We will have special guests, an online auction, and videos specially produced for the occasion.

Special guests:

Opening Ceremony - presented by CA State Scott Wiener, CA Assembly member Phil Ting, CA, Assembly member David Chiu

Award Ceremony - presented by Mayor London Breed, President of the Board of Supervisors Norman Yee, Supervisor Aaron Peskin

Bridge Building award - presented by Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer

We The Future - A Glimpse into 2021- presented by Supervisor Gordon Mar, City Administrator Naomi Kelly

CCC, under the aegis of the Chinese Culture Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

For questions about the gala, sponsorship opportunities, or in-kind donations please contact or call 415-986-1822, ext. 024.


2020 Honorees

Cynthia Choi

Lifetime Achievement Award in Community Building

Cynthia is the Co-Executive Director of Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), a 50-year-old community based civil rights organization committed to protecting the dignity and fair treatment of all immigrants.

Prior to CAA, she was the Vice President of Philanthropic Partnerships at Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) leveraging strategic opportunities to advance AAPI social justice issues and philanthropic investments. Cynthia has led local, state and national community based organizations working on a range of issues from reproductive justice, gender violence, immigrant/refugee rights and environmental justice issues.

Gloria Tan

Lifetime Achievement Award in Community Building

Gloria Tan is Executive Director of Gum Moon Women’s Residence and the Asian Women’s Resource Center, a non-profit organization in mission with United Methodist Women – National Office. Originally from Singapore, Gloria came to the US for her college education.

Since 1986, Gloria has managed a vital community-based organization providing low-income affordable housing for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, and comprehensive family support services to immigrant families with children 17 and under. Gloria has been instrumental in the establishment of 2 satellite centers for Gum Moon and the AWRC in 2 SF neighborhoods: Asian Family Support Project in Richmond and Sunset. Gum Moon provides services to over 2500 individuals annually.

Sarah Wan

Lifetime Achievement Award in Community Building

Community Youth Center Executive Director Sarah Wan has dedicated her career to improving the lives of young people in San Francisco. Her work has focused on youth and leadership development, especially related to gang violence and juvenile delinquency prevention.

Sarah’s 20+ years of service with CYC has included positions as a youth and family counselor, program director, and Executive Director, a role she has played since 2002. She served on the Juvenile Justice Commission from 2009 to 2013 and has served on the Mayor’s Commission on the Environment since 2013. Sarah also serves as a core member of a number of community-based councils and collaboratives including serving as the Co-Chair for API Council.

Dion Lim

Lifetime Achievement Award in Bridge Building

Dion Lim is an Emmy Award-winning TV news anchor and reporter at ABC7/KGO-TV in San Francisco and author of Make Your Moment: The Savvy Woman’s Communication Playbook to Getting The Success You Want (McGraw-Hill) based on her experiences as the first Asian American woman to be at the helm of a weekday newscast in three major markets.

Dion is passionate about amplifying voices of color and recently wrote an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle about covering hate crimes in the time of Covid-19 and why representation matters more now than ever. When she's not working Dion and her husband, a professional poker player have enjoyed traveling and discovering new restaurants.


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