BCNC 50th Anniversary Gala
Creating Pathways to Brighter Futures
Thursday, May 30, 2019
6:00 – 9:00 pm
InterContinental Hotel, 510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
Individual Ticket: $500 | BCNC Family Ticket (former and current staff, board, volunteer & participant): $275
A table include 10 seats
Contact BCNC@conventures.com to inquire about tickets
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50th Anniversary Co-Chairs
Nancy Wang Adams & Scott A. Schoen
Peter Chow & Rosana Chow, MD
Eleanor & Frank Pao
50th Anniversary Honorary Co-Chairs
Governor Charlie Baker, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Mayor Martin J. Walsh, City of Boston
Mayor Thomas Koch, City of Quincy
50th Anniversary Host Committee
Michael Apkon, MD, PhD
Howard & Leslie Appleby
Stephanie L. Brown
Paul K. Chan
David S. Chang
Joanne Chang & Christopher Myers
Joanne & Larry Cheng
Selina & Joe Chow
Ellie & Brian Chu
Lorrayne "Dina" Yen Chu & John H. Chu
Shirley W. Chung, MD
Francesco & Cynthia De Vito
Michael & Donna Egan
John & Stephanie Fan
Larry & Atsuko Fish
Paul & Betty Francisco
Hannah M. Grove
Edwina A. Kluender
Agustina & Yuchun Lee
Bernard Lee, MD & Britt Lee, MD
Ruth & John Littlechild
Christopher & Nancy Oddleifson
Grant A. Pattison
Meichi Peng & Douglas Tran
Laura J. Sen
Cecilia Sze & Nien Dak Sze
Waichi Wong, MD
Ann Chen Wu
Christina Yu Yu, Ph.D.
Jeremy Lin, NBA Basketball Player
A native of Palo Alto, CA, Jeremy Lin is the NBA’s first American-born player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent. Currently he plays for the Toronto Raptors. Lin's incredible story is a testament to the power of opportunity. After going undrafted after being a vital part of the Harvard University basketball program, and being cut by multiple teams, his triumph is proof that the last man off the bench might be a star waiting to shine. Whether this is on a basketball court or in communities throughout the world, Jeremy believes that other people and organizations are likewise ready and able to "make a difference" if given a chance. As such, Lin launched The Jeremy Lin Foundation to support highly-impactful, yet overlooked non-profit organizations through fundraising efforts and public exposure. The Jeremy Lin Foundation has supported BCNC with donations and grants since 2012.
Hudson Yang, Actor, Fresh Off the Boat
Hudson Yang was a complete newcomer to the world of acting in 2014 when he was cast as the main character in network TV's first Asian American family comedy in 20 years. In the five seasons since, Yang has received acclaim and awards for his performance as the irrepressible Eddie Huang, and ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat has become one of the rare modern TV series to reach syndication. In his spare time, Yang is a taekwondo black belt, an accomplished amateur cook and an owner of West LA's modern Vietnamese restaurant Khong Ten.
Jeff Yang, Author and Journalist
A veteran author and cultural critic, Jeff Yang is a New York Times bestselling author and graphic novelist, featured contributor for CNN, and columnist for the South China Morning Post's Inkstone magazine. He can be regularly heard both on NPR and on his podcast, They Call Us Bruce.
Mistress of Ceremonies: Joy Lim Nakrin, NBC10 Boston & necn
Joy Lim Nakrin is an Emmy-nominated anchor and reporter for necn and NBC10 Boston. She helped launch NBC10 Boston in January of 2016 after anchoring and reporting for FOX 25 News in Boston for several years. Her past endeavors include KSTP-TV, FOX Connecticut, ESPN Asia in Singapore, MTV Asia.
Joy’s interest in covering regional politics, crime and justice comes from her extensive legal background. Joy holds a JD from Duke University School of Law and is a licensed attorney with memberships in both the Massachusetts Bar and American Bar Association.
Featuring: Katherine Ho, from “Crazy Rich Asians”
Katherine Ho is a singer known for her performance of Coldplay’s, Yellow for the 2018 film, Crazy Rich Asians. The song has reached No. 1 on Spotify Viral 50 Global Chart. Katherine also appeared on Season 10 of, The Voice. A child of Chinese immigrants, Katherine started playing piano at age 5 and moved on to vocal lessons at age 9. Her career was kick-started when her vocal teacher got her a professional gig as a session singer for the film, Valentine’s Day.
Katherine is currently attending University of Southern California, and is majoring in biology with a minor in songwriting.
At the Gala, guests will be able to place bids on many exciting items while supporting programs for families. Highlighted auction items include:
Behind the Scene Tour of the Franklin Park Zoo
Blue Dragon Dinner Plates from Shreve Crump and Low
Foursome Round of Golf at the Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club
Private Tour of the Asian galleries at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Boston Ballet Meet a Dancer Package with tickets for four and a backstage tour