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Colorado’s Asian American 2014 In its sixth year, Colorado Asian Culture and Education Network proudly announces the 2014 Asian American Heroes of Colorado:

Ivy Hontz

Former Board and Secretary of Asian Chamber of Commerce and 9Health Fair Site Coordinator

Peter Lee

Chapter President of The National Unification Advisory Council - South Korea and Advisory Board for Korean Heritage Camp

Peggy Lore

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Success and Former Director of Asian American Student Services at University of Colorado Denver

Nai Li Yee

Former Principal and Teacher at Colorado Chinese Language School and Former Chair of Chinese American Council of Colorado YOUNG Hero:

Harry Budisidharta

President of Mile High Japanese American Citizens League and Rising Star, Colorado Super Lawyer Lifetime Achievement:

Frank Sakamoto

Board member of Mile High Japanese American Citizens League and Japanese American Association of Colorado

Story by Patricia


Photos by David Guo Photography Heroes were selected by a committee comprised of members from OCA Colorado, Asian Chamber of Commerce, Asian Avenue magazine, Mile-High Japanese American Citizens League, Colorado Asian Pacific Youth Association, Asian Pacific Development Center, Colorado Asian Culture and Education Network, National Association of Asian American Professionals, Asian American Journalists Association, and Theatre Espirit Asia.


May 2014 | Cover Story

Sixth annual Asian American Heroes of Colorado Award Ceremony and Brunch Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014 Time: 10 a.m. to noon Location: Empress Seafood Restaurant, 2825 W. Alameda Ave, Denver Tickets: $25 each | $15 for students To purchase tickets: Checks made payable to CACEN can be sent to: CACEN, P.O. Box 221748, Denver, CO 80222 Or purchase online at: For questions, call 303-937-6888 or email The award ceremony will include a dim sum brunch, recognition of the 2014 Asian American Heroes of Colorado. Heroes will give an acceptance speech and share their unique stories of service. Come and be inspired!

Asian Avenue magazine - May 2014  

Cover: Asian American Heroes of Colorado