On Saturday, September 28th, APEX (Asian Professional Exchange) celebrated their 20th anniversary with an awards gala in Los Angeles.
APEX is a non-profit organization in Southern California which aims to highlight Asian Americans through community service, fellowship, charitable fundraisers, cultural events, professional networking and educational seminars. APEX provides a platform to shape the future Asian American community and corporate leaders.
Has this organization been successful? You bet. Since it was founded in 1993, the organization has become one of the largest Asian American organizations in the U.S. and has raised thousands of dollars to support community-based organizations such as Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Asian Pacific Women’s Center, East West Players, Korean American Coalition, Service Network for Asian Pacific Youth, and many more.
In honor of their 20th anniversary, APEX decided to give it their all for their awards ceremony. We were lucky enough to attend the exclusive gala.
Deputy Chief Terry Hara - APEX Excellence in Community Service Award
PCA- APEX Excellence in Corporate Leadership Award
Phil Yu- APEX Excellence in Arts and Entertainment Award
Joyce Nakashima, Vice President of Programs for APEX- APEX President’s Award
In addition to amazing award recipients, hosts and performers, APEX delighted its guests with a silent auction, a handful of giveaways, a 4-course dinner courtesy of Starry Kitchen and, of course, an afterparty. Check out some of our photos below: