The 16th Annual Fundraising Gala
Date: May 8th, 2021 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Gala Platform: Zoom
As we begin to see light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, the Chinese Culture Connection (CCC) will once again hold our Fundraising and Award Gala online, Saturday May 8, 2021 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Although the format will be virtual, we are sure you and your guests will enjoy this culturally enriching celebration. As always, the gala will feature entertainment, live auctions, raffles, and door prizes. In lieu of an in-person banquet, we can still eat together virtually! Each guest is entitled to some small treats of takeout dim sum or dumplings—along with a bottle of wine (for the adults). Everyone is welcome!
Till Now, Total Raised
Meet our honorees
Community Services Award-Malden Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Thank for their impressive accomplishment in enlisting volunteers, assessing needs, and providing support and mutual aid—including delivering food, Malden trash bags, and much more—to people in Malden most impacted by the pandemic.
Diversity and Inclusion Award-Colette Phillips
Thank for promoting the power of inclusion, curating cross-cultural business connections, fostering career advancement, and facilitating access to opportunity for women and people of color.
Outstanding Arts and Culture Award- Yazhi Guo
Thank for his dedication and commitment to preserving, promoting and innovating music of the suona, a traditional Chinese wind instrument.
Lifetime Service Award - Edward F. O'Connell, Jr. (Former Board President)
Our heart-filled thanks to Edward F. O’Connell for his long standing and unflagging support for nearly 15 years and counting. He joined the board of the CCC in 2007 and became the board president in 2008. Since then, he has been single-handedly leading our annual fundraising gala which has become our major annual event. His commitment to the CCC’s gala has not only enhanced the organization’s visibility, but also served as a great role model for the rest of the board members and the staff members to follow.
Special Guest Speaker
Liz Cheng - GBH's General Manager for Television
Liz Cheng is GBH’s General Manager for Television, overseeing Seven Boston channels including GBH 2, GBH 44, GBH Kids, Create, Boston Kids & Family as well as the critically acclaimed, national public media, nonfiction service ...