In 2018, Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) celebrates 40 years of engaging the community to end domestic and sexual violence through culturally-grounded crisis intervention and violence prevention.

Join us at our 40th Anniversary Gala – details below.

Friday, September 21, 2018
6-10 p.m.

Los Angeles River Center & Gardens
570 W Ave 26 #100, Los Angeles, CA 90065 [click for Google map]

NOTE: there is a Dodger game nearby (starting time: 7:10 PM) and this will likely impact traffic and timing.

Parking Info & Directions

  • For directions, please see map here:


  • Valet Parking is available for $10 per car, to be paid at the Registration tables.
  • Please enter valet parking queue via the San Fernando Road park entrance. Look for the “CPAF EVENT” signboard near the entrance.
  • Ridesharing is encouraged.

Dress Code:  Semi-Formal, Dressy Casual

  • The event takes place outdoors in a garden setting; dressing in layers is encouraged in case it gets chilly later in the evening.

6-8 PM   Food Tasting with Culinary Partners

  • This is a reception-style event. Please note that a sit-down dinner will not be served. Reception starts at 6:00 PM and lasts through 8 PM.
  • Our Culinary, Beverage and Dessert Partners provide a food tasting experience prepared by chefs from several restaurants and hosted drinks. The food tasting ends at 8 PM when the program begins.
Announcing our Culinary, Beverage and Dessert Partners – visit our page here for updates!

8-9 PM   Program & Award Presentation

Emcee:  David Ono, Anchor, ABC7 Eyewitness News at 4pm and 6pm.

Join us as we recognize Debra Nakatomi with CPAF’s Champion for Change award for her accomplishments in building healthier and safer communities.

Learn more about our honoree here.

9-10 PM Live Musical Entertainment: The Inspiration

The Inspiration is a dance band with a full-on horn section playing funk, disco, soul and rock to make for a high-energy performance for this gala. We are thankful to all the band members for their donation of their talent, time and effort to bring fun and joy to our gala again this year.


Individual Sponsorship $500 (1 reserved seat):

A limited number of Individual Sponsorship seats
are available. 
Please email cpaf.devt -at- to inquire.

General Admission tickets $200: SOLD OUT

Please note: No tickets will be sold at the door.

CPAF’s tax identification number is 95-3532351.



Championship Sponsor

The California Wellness Foundation

Read more in our announcement here.


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


Ho-Sheng Lin & Fernanda Lin

The J. Morey Company

Judy Lam

Kaiser Permanente


Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

Nakatomi & Associates

Nossaman LLP


Song Law Group

Total Roofing Construction, Inc.


Advocate Sponsors

Able Engineering

Alan & Yvonne Nishio

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles

Code Particle

Daniel Fan

Debra Suh & Robin Toma

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

Click on image below to view our event invitation.

Preview the CPAF Gala through our promotional video below.

Click here to learn more about our year-long celebrations in honor of CPAF’s 40th Anniversary.

Thank you for joining us to engage the community in ending domestic and sexual violence through culturally-responsive crisis intervention and violence prevention.

Thank you for nurturing change together.