SF Bay Area Fil-Am professionals to host scholarship awards gala
SAN FRANCISCO – An organization of Filipino professionals is hosting its annual gala scholarship awards night at the Wattis Room on Davies Symphony Hall at 6:00 p. m. on Sunday, June 5.
Recently transitioned to a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization the gala host, Your Filipino Professionals Association, is on its 14th year, providing financial assistance to deserving graduating high school students who have demonstrated leadership skills and have decided to pursue higher education.
The scholarship program is for local San Francisco Bay Area graduating high school students selected based on academic achievement, community involvement and application metrics set by YFPA.
The YFPA gala also fetes notable professionals in the Filipino community. Fil-Am KTVU News Reporter Azenith Smith, Tech start up Flipcause CEO Emerson Valiao and Eskabo Daan Filipino Martial Arts Co-Owner Joseph Bautista will speak on the power of collaboration in the presence of the YFPA scholars and their families.
Entertainment will be led by emcee Lady Ray of 106KMEL. Musical performances by Sina and Crywolffs will be featured. Raffle prizes include Golden State Warriors Steph Curry Jersey, iHeartRadio event tickets and art works from local Fil-Am Bay Area artists
The evening’s theme, “Collaboration is The New Bayanihan,” is a Filipino value that gives today’s professionals an advantage in their endeavors. It will emphasize how different individuals from all walks of life have achieved more by working well with others.
This event is inspired by the recent creation of SOMA Pilipinas, the Filipino Social Heritage Special Use District (FSHD) located in the South of Market (SoMa) area of San Francisco. It is a landmark achievement that was possible because of the collaboration of many community leaders and groups working together in the “bayanihan” spirit.
YFPA’s annual scholarship gala was made possible by the following sponsors:
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New York Life
The Davis Symphony Hall
Golden State Warriors
Global Filipino Network
Filipino Food Movement
Philippine American Press Club
SF Manila Sister City Committee
Philippine International Aid
WHO: Your Filipino Professionals Association
WHAT: YFPA Annual Scholarship Gala 2016: Collaboration is The New Bayanihan
WHEN: June 5, 2016
WHERE: The Wattis Room at Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco
WHY: To award and support YFPA’s 2016 scholarship recipients
Advance (before May 16): $75
Collab Tickets (Table for 10): $700 ($70 per person)
*Ticket includes dinner, open bar drinks and entertainment. Semi-Formal/Business attire. Philippine-inspired fashion encouraged.
Contact: Ronald Quesada, Marketing and Communications Director
Phone: (925) 401-7520
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