BCNC 50th Anniversary Gala
Creating Pathways to Brighter Futures

Thank you to those who joined us on Thursday, May 30th in celebration of the resources and supports BCNC has been bringing to our community for 50 years. A special thank you to our Gala co-chairs:

  • Nancy Wang Adams & Scott A. Schoen

  • Peter Chow & Rosana Chow, MD

  • Eleanor & Frank Pao

Thank you to our host committee, sponsors, honorees, and YOU, our supporters and guests!

Photos by Shawn Read


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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

Adelle Chang

David S. Chang

Joanne Chang & Christopher Myers

Joanne & Larry Cheng

Selina & Joe Chow

Ellie & Brian Chu

Lorrayne "Dina" Yen Chu & John H. Chu

Natalie Chu

Shirley W. Chung, MD

Francesco & Cynthia De Vito

Michael & Donna Egan

John & Stephanie Fan

Larry & Atsuko Fish

Paul & Betty Francisco

Rhys Gardiner

Richard Gavegnano

Lisa Greeley

Paul Grogan

Hannah M. Grove

Jeannette Hsu-McSweeney

Lissy Hu

Edwina A. Kluender 

Agustina & Yuchun Lee

Bernard Lee, MD & Britt Lee, MD

Vivien Li

Ruth & John Littlechild

Jennifer Lum

Travis McCready

Margaret McNeill

Anna Miao

Jack Meyer

Elaine Ng

Kenneth Ng

Christopher & Nancy Oddleifson

Tracy Palandjian

Grant A. Pattison

Meichi Peng & Douglas Tran

Colette Phillips

Laura J. Sen

Rachel Somer

Cecilia Sze & Nien Dak Sze

Lein Tung

Madeline Wan

Waichi Wong, MD

Ann Chen Wu

Janet 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.

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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.

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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.


Silent Auction

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