A New Century of Caring for Our Community

The Chinatown Community Children's Center Second Annual Spring Gala
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco Golden Gate Park

April 12, 2000


6:30 pm Wine Tasting and International Food
7:30 pm Children's Lion Dance
7:45 pm Welcome Address from San Francisco's Honorable Mayor Willie Brown
8:00 pm Presentation of Awards
8:15 pm Wine & Food Booths Re-open
9:00 pm SFPD Lion Dance Troupe

9:15 pm Raffle Drawing

Role Model Award : Mabel Teng,San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Emcees: Vic Lee, KRON-TV news anchor, and Doris Him Grover

Event Sponsors

- Title Sponsor -
Wells Fargo Bank

- Corporate Sponsors -

State Street Bank
United Commercial Bank
Bank of the Orient
Marsh & Co.
Union Bank

Event generously hosted by: Tommy Toy's, Koi Palace, Sushi Rock, Gaylord India Restaurant, El Quijote, Seasonal Sushi, Jamba Juice, Starbucks Coffee

Special Acknowledgements to: Fong Brothers Printing, SFPD Lion Dance Troupe, Knot in the Wood - Tai Truong, J. Owen Swift Palmistry Academy of Ancient Wisdom, Tamaka the Magician, Frances Kaplan, Irene Cheung - Imada Wong Communications Group, Inc., and Participating Alumni and Our Little Friends from CCCC

Guests had full access to view over 1,500 exhibits from throughout Asia, including the "Jade" - Stone of Immortality exhibit from the Museum's permanent collection that has been in storage for the past five years. Guests also participated in the Silent Auction during the evening where they can bid for merchandises donated by corporate companies, community vendors, special guests, friends and families of the CCCC. Some of the prizes include autographed books, autographed sports memorabilia, vacation get-a-ways, entertainment packages, and many more. Tamaka the magician entertained guests throughout the night with his magic! And palm readers gave fortune readings to guests.

Mabel Teng,San Francisco Board of Supervisors

On November 8, 1994, Mabel Teng became the first Chinese American woman ever elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Now in her second term, Mabel serves as chair of the Housing and Social Policy Committee and as vice chair of the Rules Committee. During her tenure on the Board of Supervisors, Mabel has focused her attention on childcare, economic development and neighborhood issues. As chair of the Finance Committee in 1998, she oversaw a budget that resulted in $3 million in new funding to create San Francisco's High Quality Childcare Fund and Affordable Childcare Program. She also succeeded in increasing the City's general fund reserve to $25 million, the highest level in two decades. In addition to her work on the Board of Supervisors, Mabel serves as the chair of the Finance Committee on the San Francisco County Transportation Authority and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District. Mabel is also a faculty member at San Francisco State University. Mabel and her husband, Richard Joseph Yuen, Assistant Dean of Students at Stanford University, live with their two daughters in the Sunset/West Portal District.

Vic Lee, KRON-TV news anchor

Vic Lee is a KRON-TV general assignment reporter specializing in Asian Affairs. Among his many credits, he has reported on victims of Japanese internment camps who fought for redress and reparations and the 1987 Coup d'Etat from the Philippines. He has also made numerous trips to Japan on special assignment. Vic's reporting has earned local and national recognition. He was honored with the prestigious George Polk Award of Journalism for Best Local Reporting for Clean Rooms, Dirty Secrets, an investigative news series on hidden health hazards in Silicon Valley's semiconductor industry. This news series also received a Best Investigative Reporting award from The Associated Press. An internship at the New York Times influenced Vic to pursue a career in journalism. After graduating from San Jose State University in 1969, Vic worked for United Press International in Tokyo, Portland and Los Angeles, where he was State Broadcast Editor. Vic moved to San Francisco in 1972,and has since worked at KRON-TV as writer, assignment editor, news producer and managing editor. During 1988-89, he served as the station's Asian Affairs Reporter in an effort to boost coverage of the Bay Area's fast growing Asian-American communities. He also speaks Japanese, the language of his homeland.

Doris Him Grover

Doris Him Grover is co-owner and principal of Intergraph, Inc., an architectural interior space planning and design firm that specializes in open space planning for local, national, and international clients. Doris was born in Macau and grew up in Hawaii. She understands well the challenges and hardships that immigrants arriving in America experience. She has devoted time and energies to volunteer activities with community organizations, including Chinatown CDC, the Duen Fung Ming Chinese Opera Troupe, Chinese Hospital Auxiliary, St. Luke's Hospital, Self-Help for the Elderly, On Lok, Miss Chinatown USA Pageant and Fashion Show, and Chinese Historical Society of America. Ms. Grover also serves on the Board of Directors of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and the San Francisco Asian Art Commission. Doris' generous spirit and dedication have made her a favorite as emcee for numerous benefits on behalf of community agencies. Doris and her husband, George, are devoted parents and make their home in Orinda with their two teenage daughters, Jacqueline and Victoria.