CPAF’s 40th ANNIVERSARY GALA – HIGHLIGHTS

CPAF’s 40th ANNIVERSARY GALA – HIGHLIGHTS

It’s National Gratitude Month and we would like to express our deep gratitude to all who supported CPAF’s 40th Anniversary Gala on Friday, September 21, 2018. More than 400 participated in the celebration at the Los Angeles River Center & Gardens that raised more than $200,000 to support CPAF’s 40 years of engaging the community to end domestic and sexual violence through culturally-grounded crisis intervention and violence prevention.

  • We were delighted to have ABC7’s David Ono serve as emcee for our galaDavid Ono is the anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News at 4pm and 6pm, the top rated newscasts in all of Los Angeles. He also anchors Eyewitness News on KDOC-TV at 7pm.
  • 40th Anniversary Chair and CPAF Board Member Erwin Pineda welcomed guests and thanked fellow committee members, including Brittany Morey, Willy Ma, and Culinary Co-Chairs Dan Fan and Elaine Chan.
  • Gala guests heard from a former CPAF resident and survivor of domestic violence, who has since earned a degree and who now works at a full-time job.
  • Scott Iseri, Board Chair for our community partner, Project MotiVAte, spoke to partnership in building healthier and safer communities, starting with youth: “…we have partnered up with CPAF in a healthy relationships curriculum, where leaders from CPAF came to our weekly study halls and provided a series of workshops, bringing awareness of the different types of domestic violence and opening a dialogue where youth can explore these ideas in a safe space.”
  • Our staff, volunteers and friends helped create a festive and supportive atmosphere with Hands of Hope Jewelry, Yasuko’s Boutique, and “Experience the CPAF Journey”, an interactive installation demonstrating initial contact a survivor might make through the hotline to the realities of living in a shelter.

2018 CHAMPION FOR CHANGE AWARD PRESENTATION: DEBRA NAKATOMI

Left to Right: Judy Belk, The California Wellness Foundation; 2018 Champion for Change Award Recipient Debra Nakatomi, Nakatomi & Associates; Roselma Samala, CPAF Board President; Debra Suh, CPAF Executive Director.

Judy Belk, President and CEO of The California Wellness Foundation, introduced CPAF’s 2018 Champion for Change Honoree, Debra Nakatomi, President, Nakatomi & Associates. Judy joined CPAF Board President Roselma Samala and CPAF Executive Director Debra Suh in presenting the award to community leader Debra Nakatomi for her leadership and accomplishments in building healthier and safer communities. Learn more about our honoree here.

CULINARY PARTNERS

Culinary Co-Chairs Elaine Chan and Dan Fan and their committee invited and organized 10 Culinary Partners, 4 Beverage Partners and 2 Dessert Partners. We are so thankful to our partners for donating their talent, time and energy to create an exciting culinary experience for our guests. We’ve included links below to learn more about our wonderful partners – please support them and share our thanks for their contributions!

CULINARY PARTNERS:

Barbara Jean LA – www.barbarajeanla.com

Cento Pasta Bar – www.centopastabar.com

Chinese Laundry – www.chineselaundrytruck.com

Daw Yee Myanmar Corner – www.dawyeesilverlake.com

Joy – www.joyonyork.com

Mama Musubi – www.mamamusubi.com

Oba – www.obasushi.com

Pearl River Delta www.facebook.com/pearlriverdeltaLA

Sticky Rice – www.eatstickyrice.com

The Ceviche Stop – www.instagram.com/cevichestop

 

 

 

BEVERAGE PARTNERS:

Chimney Coffee House – www.chimneycoffee.com

Ketel One – www.ketelone.com

Mira Laguna Vineyard – miralaguna.com

Three Weavers Brewery – www.threeweavers.la

 

DESSERT PARTNERS:

B Sweet Dessert Bar – mybsweet.com

Café Dulce – cafedulce.co

 

GIFT BAG SPONSOR:

Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer – www.morgantaylorlacquer.com

 

 

 

MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT: THE INSPIRATION

 

The Inspiration band closed the event with their signature brand of dance-inducing musical entertainment. We are grateful for the group’s continuing support to CPAF, and thankful to all the great musicians and vocalists for donating their talent, time and effort to bring fun and joy to this year’s gala:

Tony Ryan – Guitarist/Vocalist

Marc Bosserman – Keyboard/Vocalist

Stan Cotey – Keyboard/Guitarist/Vocalist

Abdul Latif – Bass Player

Willy Ma – Guitarist/Vocalist

Tyler Ryan – Drummer

Bob Sullivan – Percussionist

Paul Litteral – Horn Player
Michael Mull – Horn Player
Jim Scimonetti – Saxophones/Flutes/Vocalist
Craig Kupka – Trombone Player
William F. Jordan – Lead Vocalist
Casey Chong – Vocalist

 

MANY, MANY THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS WHO MADE THIS EVENT POSSIBLE!

CHAMPIONSHIP SPONSOR

 

LEADERSHIP SPONSORS  
 

 

Janice & Wade Oshiro

 

PARTNERSHIP SPONSORS Anthony Caminiti

Bank of America

CCL Holdings Ltd.

CPAF Legacy

Daren Mooko & San Tong

Debra Nakatomi & Bob Miyamoto

Downtown Properties Management Services, Inc.

Friends of Debra Nakatomi

Hong/Lange/Ryan/Yeung

Ho-Sheng Lin & Fernanda Lin

The J. Morey Company

Judy Lam

Kaiser Permanente

Kim-Pineda

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

Nakatomi & Associates

Nossaman LLP

SoCalGas

Song Law Group

TRI Construction, Inc.

Valero

ADVOCATE SPONSORS Able Engineering

Alan & Yvonne Nishio

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles

Code Particle

Daniel Fan

Debra Suh & Robin Toma

Esperanza & Mitchell

First 5 LA

Jane & David Cole

Joann & Dan Lee

Lisa & Ed Pai and Friends

LKP Global Law, LLP

May Ma & Patrick Ross

Naomi Uyeda

Open Bank

Peace Over Violence/ Friends of Debra Nakatomi

Rebecca & Eric Lee

Roselma Samala

Universal Cargo

AMBASSADOR SPONSORS Caroline Choe & Jin Chun

Grace Whitcomb

Jay J. Chung

Ken Raphael

Korean American Bar Association of Southern California

Lawrence Lee

Linh Ma

Little Tokyo Service Center

Maribeth Annaguey

Rose Cheung