Honorees - Gala 2017
CPAF Gala – 2017 Champion for Change Honorees
Each year at our gala fundraising event, we recognize organizations and individuals who share our mission of building healthier and safer communities by naming them a “Champion for Change”. Read more about our 2017 honorees below.
A Story of Volunteerism
Susan Hirasuna, award-winning broadcast journalist and FOX11 news anchor, has served as CPAF’s Culinary Chair since 2014. She single-handedly recruited executive chefs from dozens of premier restaurants to donate their talent, time and food during the annual fundraisers. This year-round labor of love resulted in elevating CPAF’s Gala to an exquisite food tasting event. We are so thankful to Susan for her commitment and dedication.
A Story of Integration
In March 2017, after more than 17 years of partnering to serve survivors of domestic violence, Asian Pacific Women’s Center (APWC) and Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) integrated to enhance our capacity to serve the diverse Asian and Pacific Islander communities in Los Angeles. This integration was possible because community service-minded law firms Kirkland and Ellis LLP and Nixon and Peabody LLP donated their legal work. We are grateful for their countless hours of pro bono service.
We thank our honorees for their contributions to CPAF and for making a difference in the lives of the families we serve.
Please join us on September 22 in honoring our Champions for Change and celebrating our community’s stories!