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Fil-Am nonprofit to honor 8 Asian American leaders

/ 07:30 AM October 17, 2014

Filipino students with West Bay Multi-Service Center Executive Director Vivian Zalvidea Araullo.

SAN FRANCISCO – Eight city and Filipino community leaders will be honored at a West Bay Pilipino Multi Service Center benefit banquet on Saturday, October 25, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the University of San Francisco, Lone Mountain Campus on 2800 Turk Street.

West Bay’s 2nd Annual Distinguished Citizens Awards will recognize the following leaders for their dedication to mentoring the youth and preparing them to be the next generation of leaders:

Former West Bay Pilipino Multi Service Center Executive Director Rudy Asercion; San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi; former Daly City Mayor Ray Buenaventura; Academy of Art University VP for Community Affairs Rebecca Delgado-Rottman; PG&E VP for Government Affairs Travis Kiyota; San Francisco Mayor’s Adviser on Education Hydra Mendoza; Asian Art Museum Executive Director Jay Xu; Philippine International Aid founder Mona Lisa Yuchengco.


The event, which will include a live and silent auction plus a “balut” challenge for the brave-hearted, is for the benefit of West Bay’s AfterSchool Academic Enrichment and Mentorship Program.

The program provides academic and culturally competent mentoring support to youth ages 5 -17 and their families primarily from the underserved neighborhoods of South of Market and the Tenderloin.

“We are also raising funds for West Bay’s soon-to-be-launched College Prep Program for underserved youth,” said Vivian Zalvidea Araullo, West Bay’s executive director.

West Bay, the oldest Filipino-led nonprofit agency in Northern California, offers a multitude of free services to newly arrived Filipino immigrants, Filipino Americans and other underserved communities.

Tickets are available for purchase online for  $50.00, and will be available at the door for purchase.   Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


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TAGS: Academy of Art University, Asian Art Museum Executive Director Jay Xu, Filipino American benefit gala, Former West Bay Pilipino Multi Service Center, Mona Lisa Yuchengco, PG&E VP for Government Affairs Travis Kiyota, Philippine International Aid, Ray Buenaventura, Rebecca Delgado-Rottman, Rudy Asercion, San Francisco Mayor’s Adviser on Education Hydra Mendoza, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, Vivian Zalvidea Araullo, West Bay Pilipino Multi Service Center
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