Lunar New Year Luncheon

Over 480 supporters and guests attended our Lunar New Year Luncheon on February 28, 2019 to celebrate the Year of the Pig. We honored Friends of Roots with the Community Leadership Award for furthering the advancement of education through research, documentation and archiving of Asian American genealogy and cultural heritage. During the event, Mayor London Breed announced the appointment of Malcolm Yeung, Deputy Director, Chinatown CDC, to the San Francisco Airport Commission. Thank you to our sponsors, guests, friends, and supporters for joining us to celebrate the New Year!

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Over 480 guests enjoyed the festivities and showed appreciation for the work of our honoree. Photos by Alain McLaughlin.

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Friends of Roots received the Community Leadership Award. Pictured left to right: Phil Chin, Board Chair, Chinatown CDC; Albert Cheng, Friends of Roots; John Wong, Friends of Roots; Jane Chin, Friends of Roots and Chinatown CDC Board Member; and Walter Lim, Friends of Roots.

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Friends of Roots pictured with Mayor London Breed; Rev. Norman Fong, Executive Director, Chinatown CDC; Supervisor Ahsha Safai, Supervisor Norman Yee, President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors; Supervisor Aaron Peskin, and Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer.

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Year of the Pig Champion Sponsor: U.S. Bank. Thank you for your support!

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Congratulations to the winner of two roundtrip e-passes donated by Southwest Airlines. Thank you Union Bank for donating Pig plush dolls for our guests.

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Thank you Wells Fargo for donating Year of the Pig banks for our residents.

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Community Tenants Association joined us to celebrate the New Year.

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Happy Year of the Pig!


Year of the Pig Champion Sponsor:

us bank sponsor


Lucky Bamboo Sponsors:

Southwest Airlines
The Core Financial Services
Wells Fargo


Quince Blossom Sponsors:

AGI Avant & Group i
Cahill Contractors
Gordon Chin and Dorothy Yee
Philip C. Chin
Design Studios Gonzalo Castro
East West Bank
Faragon Restoration
Kai Ming Inc.
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects & Saida Sullivan Design Partners
North Beach Business Association
North East Medical Services
One Vassar
Nancy Tung


Community Supporters:

Ruben Chang
Chinese American Citizens Alliance
Amy Chung
Community Tenants Association
Friends of Roots
Clayton Jew
Lee On Dong Benevolent Association
Ping Yuen Residents Improvement Association
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation


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