Each year, the Fall Soirée reminds us how far we’ve come and highlights the community and impactful partnerships we’ve built with you. This year, our hearts are especially full of gratitude because all that we have achieved is thanks to YOU!

Our accomplishments and impact are a direct result of your support and partnership. We hope to continue to have your support in the next 20 years and beyond!

Thank you.

Let’s take a look back at our beginnings:

Thank You for celebrating with us!


Proceeds go towards supporting over 360 community youth with free after-school programming in the 2023-2024 school year.


Geoffrey Jiang Thompson Memorial Merit Scholarship Recipient:

Nicole Nie


The 11-10-02 Foundation Scholarship Recipient:

Maggie Lin


Keynote Speaker:

Jianan Shi

donors & sponsors

IMC Trading

Asian McDonald’s Operator Association

UwU Nails

Kirkland & Ellis


The Chicago Community Trust

Chinatown Parking Corporation

Wintrust Bank

American Metro Bank

Representative Theresa Mah

Vanness & Rob Obrochta

Julian Grace Foundation



Event Sponsors


supporters & guests


IL State Representative Theresa Mah

IL State Representative Hoan Huynh

Alderwoman Nicole Lee

President to the Chicago Board of Education, Jianan Shi


Raised Over


Thank You, Luxy!

Luxy is an all-inclusive event planning & services company.

Thank you, Candy and the Luxy Team, for the amazing job decorating the venue for our event!
The space looked stunning!

Thank You, Bean and Boosh!

Thank you, Ann and the Bean and Boosh Team, for the amazing balloon installations! Thank you for making our event truly special!

Bean and Boosh is a premier balloon company that adds WOW to any event.

Thank You, Anna Desai

Thank you for bringing together these amazing local Chicagoland AAPI bakers to make this event a sweet success!

🧁 Bliss Point Bakery | mini chunky ube coconut white chocolate chip cookies

🧁 Bao Bae Bakery | egg tarts

🧁 Believe Cakes | Project: VISION, dumpling, and boba tea macarons

🧁 Camelia Bakes | ooey gooey ube cake

🧁 Chicago Test Kitchen | mini ube flan cakes

🧁 Jinissweets | snoopy macarons

🧁 Love Sugar Grace | mini chocolate chip cookies

🧁 Oso Tea Bar | chocolate truffle, strawberry shortcake, ube halaya mini cake cups

🧁 Petite Three Doughnuts | assorted signature doughnuts

🧁 Sugar Bliss Cakes | red velvet and chocolate mini cupcakes

🧁 Treats by Riya | chocolate macarons

🧁 Umami from Scratch | chocolate sablè mooncake cookies

🧁 Margie the Foodie | vanilla madeleines with chocolate shells and buckwheat caramel filling