October 22, 2015- New York, NY– The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) celebrated its 29th year at the 2015 Culture+ Cocktails for a Cause on Tuesday, October 20, at the Rubin Museum in New York City. Three outstanding leaders were honored for improving the lives of Asian Pacific American children and families.
“All children have the right to grow up free from prejudice and empowered to become leaders in their communities,” said Kathy Ko Chin, president and CEO of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, and recipient of the 2015 CACF Caring for Children award. “I thank the Coalition for recognizing me and look forward to our continued work together to promote better policies for Asian and Pacific Islander children.”
Samidh Guha, Partner at Jones Day, said, “I am really honored to be receiving this award from CACF and want to congratulate CACF for the incredible work that it does to improve the lives and the futures of APA children and families. I would also like to recognize the amazing achievements of Kathy and Fatima, whose work and commitment to the betterment of the less fortunate is inspiring.”
“I am honored to be recognized by CACF. During my time in the Bloomberg Administration I worked with CACF and its member organizations on key policy issues and real community needs,” said Fatima Shama. “In my new role at The Fresh Air Fund, I look forward to partnering once again to ensure we reach and serve NYC’s Asian American Children and Families.”
“CACF is a unique organization that brings together the diverse Asian Pacific American community so that when united, we are able to fight for better policies, funding, and services for children and families. We could not have asked for better honorees that embrace and embody the vision of CACF. With the funds raised from this event, CACF can continue its crucial work as a voice for the most vulnerable in our community,” said Sheelah A. Feinberg, Executive Director of CACF.
The 2015 Culture+Cocktails for a Cause was sponsored by the Ong Family Foundation; Abigail E. Disney & Pierre N. Hauser; Bloomberg Philanthropies; Satomi Kosuga; the Koh Family; HealthPlus, The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation; Larry Lee, and Jennifer Cutis and Curtis McGraw Webster.