March 31, 2023
unnamedThe 2016 Asian Hall of Fame is almost here!  Honorees this year include outstanding Asian Pacific Americans Connie Chung (Television Journalist), Bruce Lee (Martial Artist, Philosopher, Actor, Writer, Director, and Founder of Jeet Kune Do), Major General Antonio Taguba (United States Army, Retired), and Kristi Yamaguchi (Olympic Gold Medalist; Founder Always Dream Foundation; Children’s Author).  Plus, with 2016 being the 30th anniversary year for the Robert Chinn Foundation, you will see a number of previous honorees in attendance!

The Robert Chinn Foundation invites you to join us at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle onSaturday, May 14 to celebrate Asian Pacific American heritage and accomplishment.  The evening will begin with our cocktail hour, including cultural displays and entertainment from the Filipino Youth Activities Drill Team from 6-7pm.  The dinner and induction program will commence at 7pm, with emcee Mimi Jung from our partner KING 5 Television guiding the evening’s events.  Enjoy a closer look at the history of the Asian Hall of Fame and Robert Chinn Foundation, an Asian Pacific-inspired menu from the Fairmont, and recognition of the honorees.

Auctioneer Jim Dever will offer attendees the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind items such as custom items from our honorees, travel packages, and a Swarovski Collection gown from 2016 Swarovski Collection Designer Awardee Vivienne Hu – among other special items that you will only see at the Asian Hall of Fame!

We have an incredible evening planned, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Interested to attend the 2016 Asian Hall of Fame and be a part of an exciting night of recognizing Asian Pacific American heritage and achievement?  Reserve your seats now – we are expecting a full house!  So far, we have guests from Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC and we look forward to welcoming guests from all over North America.

To confirm your attendance, go to to register and select your meal choice.  We look forward to seeing you!

Last call!  Is your company or organization interested to reach the Asian Pacific American population by partnering with the 2016 Asian Hall of Fame?

Contact us at [email protected] to discuss.  The possibilities are endless, from sponsorship to cross marketing to donating auction items so that your product will be seen at the event.  Let us help you raise awareness for your mission or visibility for your brand.

Are you interested to be part of the 2016 Asian Hall of Fame, shape the event, and watch the induction of the Class of 2016 – for free?  We are still looking for a few more volunteers to help put on an amazing 2016 Asian Hall of Fame, and we would love to work with you.
Contact us at [email protected] for an application!
Are you interested to cover the 2016 Asian Hall of Fame as a working member of the media?  We have media passes available for the induction ceremony, allowing you to capture video, quotes, and photos from the night for your publication.  A limited number of passes are available, so contact us at [email protected] for an application today!
May is a big month for the Robert Chinn Foundation.  In addition running the Asian Hall of Fame event, the Foundation is participating in the Seattle Foundation GiveBIG Day on May 3, 2016.  Donations support the Philanthropic Grant program supporting non-profit organizations in the area of art, culture, health and youth development.
Welcome to our first confirmed sponsors of the 2016 Asian Hall of Fame:
A&A Printing, Alaska Airlines, Bank of America, British Motor Coach, Charles Schwab, Moet Hennessy USA, Service Solutions, and Virginia Mason!

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