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WELCOME TO THE

2019 LEGACY AWARDS GALA

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November 2019

Dear friends of MOCA: What a year of milestones! Thank you for joining the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) as we celebrate our 39th anniversary and recognize this year's Legacy Awards Honorees: The Tsai Family, from Long Island, New York, whose family members Erh-Ping Tsai, Cynthia Chuang, and Sue Tsai are acclaimed for their excellence in the arts; beloved Hong Kong American actor and director Tzi Ma, whose most recent films include appearances in The Farewell, Netflix's first martial arts original series Wu Assassins, and Disney's forthcoming live-action Mulan; The Honorable Mae Yih, an Oregon State Senator and the first Chinese American elected state legislator; Jess Ting, M.D., an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, who helped Mount Sinai establish its Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery, and philanthropist and entrepreneur Michelle Koo Hayashi, who captured Dr. Ting's journey and aided in the public understanding towards the transgender community as producer of her heart-warming documentary Born to Be. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. In honor of this occasion, MOCA initiated MOCA SPIKE 150: Running Forward with Our Stories—a cross-country relay with over 1,500 runners from around the U.S. running 150,000 miles and sharing 150 stories. Through its acclaimed exhibitions and programs, MOCA continues to be one of the top 20 museums in NYC as cited by Condé Nast Traveler. This fall, MOCA has two exhibitions on view: Gathering: Collecting and Documenting Chinese American History and The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad – The Railroad Helped Build America. MOCA's programs serve over 50,000 children, students, and adults, allowing them to visit and learn about Chinese American contributions to the American narrative—a history that resonates deeply with all Americans and the Chinese diaspora. YOU MAKE MOCA POSSIBLE. Your presence here this evening, your support throughout the year, and your visit to the Museum—all of these gifts to the Museum keep us going. Congratulations to our honorees this evening! Thank you for celebrating with MOCA. With warm regards and gratitude,

Mary HL Chen Director & Gala Co-Chair

Maya Lin Trustee & Gala Co-Chair

Patricia Pei Director & Gala Co-Chair

Nancy Yao Maasbach President, MOCA

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about the

museum of chinese in america (moca) The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) engages visitors in an ongoing and historical dialogue, in which people of all backgrounds are able to see American history through a critical perspective, to reflect on their own experiences, and to make meaningful connections between the past and the present, the global and the local, themselves and others. MOCA began in 1980 as the New York Chinatown History Project, a community-based organization founded by scholar John Kuo Wei Tchen and community activist Charles Lai, to promote knowledge and understanding of the history and contributions of Chinese Americans. Today, MOCA is a national cultural anchor and a global destination. On the border of Chinatown and SoHo in New York City in its Maya Lin-designed home that was recently highlighted by Architectural Digest as one of Lin’s most memorable designs, MOCA preserves, presents and explores the diverse history, heritage and culture of people of Chinese descent in the United States through innovative exhibitions, educational initiatives, and public programs. MOCA is one of more than 44 museums and cultural institutions in the five boroughs that provides eligible IDNYC cardholders with free one-year memberships.

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board of DIRECTORS

OFFICERS

Members

Jonathan Chu

Mary HL Chen

Co-Chair

Gregory P. Ho Interim Co-Chair

Stanley R. Chiu Co-Vice Chair & Assistant Treasurer

Christina Ho Co-Vice Chair

Jonathan Lee Treasurer

Lian Fang Secretary

David Liu Past Board Co-Chair

Stephen Mong Past Board Co-Chair

Roy I. Delbyck Michelle Koo Hayashi Chieh Huang June Jee Eric T. Lee Thomas Liou Mary Nee Patricia Pei Jonathan Saw Jing Tsu David Wah Theodore T. Wang Joe Wong Cecilia Wang Bing Zhao

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GALA CO-CHAIRS

MARY HL CHEN

PATRICIA PEI

JP Morgan Chase

Philanthropist

MAYA LIN

© Jesse Frohman

Artist, Designer and Environmentalist

chairman’s circle ERIC T. LEE MAE YIH AND FAMILY

GALA Committee Thomas C. Ahn Mary HL Chen Michelle Koo Hayashi

Cecilia Wang and Tao Li James Chang, M.D. and Patricia Pei Gregory P. Ho and Linda Sanchez 7


SPONSORS JADE TABLE Eric T. Lee GOLD TABLE James and Victoria Chang Family Foundation Mae Yih and Family Cecilia Wang and Tao Li Gregory P. Ho and Linda Sanchez SILVER TABLE David Wah and Elizabeth Economy The Bluhm/Helfand Family The Barry and Mimi Sternlicht Foundation Michelle Koo Hayashi and Jess Ting, M.D. Joe and Lily Wong Bing Zhao BRONZE TABLE Mary HL Chen Jonathan Chu Con Edison Lian Fang William C. and May Louie Bloomberg LP 8


LACQUER TABLE Admerasia Stanley R. Chiu Ciampa CAMS-CAIPA Community Service Fund Harold L. Lee & Sons Inc. Ning Jin Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC Phi Lambda Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP Park It Management Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Newmark Knight Frank Steve and Sue Mandel Stephen Mong RUBY Ansonia Associates L.P. in honor of Thomas C. Ahn Amy and Tony Downer Joseph and Jennifer Dussich DLR Group Victoria Rong and Christopher Kennedy The Hakimian Organization David Z. Qian Rose Associates 9


PAST LEGACY HONOREE 1995 Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance Kitty Carlisle Hart Dr. David Ho David Henry Hwang 1998 Beverly Purcell Church Benjamin Gim Betty Lee Sung 1999 Cindy Hsu Chris Lee Joseph Liu (posthumous award) 2000 Jackie Chan William Yukon Chang Amy Tan 2001 Dr. Franklin R. Chang-Diaz Maya Lin John Lone Dr. Peter Tsang 2002 Grace Lee Boggs Judge Thomas Russell Jones Ming Cho Lee Helen Zia 2003 Chinese Musical & Theatrical Association C.Y. Lee Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization Jadin Wong 2004 WZRC 1480 AM Boy Scout Troop 150 & Girl Scout John C. Liu Michael Chang

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2005 Joan Chen

Governor Gary Locke 2006 The September 11th Fund Tan Dun Verizon Martin Yan 2007 Lulu C. Wang Vera Wang Walter & Shirley Wang Ray Young 2008 Steve Chen Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association Jon L. Christianson Wei Christianson T.C. Hsu Ang Lee I.M. Pei Christine A. Poon 2009 Ronnie C. Chan Charles B. Wang Community Helth Center Anla Cheng Mark E. Kingdon Lucy Liu Wan-go Weng Jerry Yang

2011 Oscar L. Tang David Liu Dominic Ng Pichet Ong 2012 Silas K.F. Chou Humberto Leon and Carol Lim Calvin Tsao 2013 Michael R. Bloomberg Pei-yuan Chia Ming Tsai Wang Yannan 2014 The Victor and William Fung Foundation Theodore T. Wang Tyrus Wong 2015 C.V. Starr Scholars and The Starr Foundation Nancy Kwan William C. Louie 2016 The Wah Family Cecilia S. Chiang BD Wong

2010 The Chao Family Hon. Elaine Chao Dr. James S.C. Chao In honor of Mrs. Ruth Mulan Chu Chao

2017 The Eugene C. and Gail V. Sit Family Chieh Huang Gish Jen Phillipa Soo

Maurice R. Greenberg & The Starr Foundation HSBC Bank USA Anita Lo Bill and Judith Davidson Moyers Ben Wang Major General John L. Fugh (posthumous award)

2018 General Wen Ying Hsing Thomas C. Ahn Maxine Hong Kingston Nancy C. Lee, JP


HONOREES GENERATIONAL LEGACY AWARD THE TSAI FAMILY Erh-Ping Tsai and Cynthia Chuang are lifelong jewelry and ceramic artists dedicated to communicating and expressing their love of nature through art. Their creative practices cross the boundaries between ceramics, metalworking, painting, sculpture, and horticulture. In 1993, ErhPing Tsai was named American Outstanding Craft Artist. They also founded Jewelry10, where they leverage their artistic and technical skills to create nature-inspired masterpieces. Erh-Ping Tsai and Cynthia Chuang met at the National Academy of Arts in Taiwan before emigrating to the U.S. to study at the Parsons School of Design. Their home in Long Island represents the significance of their everyday life and is fundamental to their artistic creation: an elaborate, curated and constantly evolving expression of appreciation and love for nature. Tracing the roots of her inspiration to her family's values, Sue Tsai, daughter of Erh-Ping and Cynthia, is an artist and designer born and raised in New York. Her striking creations of vibrant acrylic on canvas and mixed media sculptures reflect an impressive crossover of fine art, fashion, and pop culture. Her pop surrealism style has infiltrated into the music industry, creating major collaborations with stars such as Rihanna, TI, and Wale. Sue Tsai's creative talents and on-going entrepreneurial ventures have brought her partnerships with global brands in product design and curated events. In her recent debut collection of PUMA x SUE TSAI, she used her signature style to tell a story of flowers gone wild, rising up to take the planet back from humanity. 11


HONOREES LEGACY AWARD MICHELLE KOO HAYASHI AND JESS TING, M.D. A native New Yorker, Jess Ting, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Mount Sinai, where he completed the hospital's first gender reassignment surgery in 2016 and advanced his clinical specialty to the surgical care of the transgender and gender nonbinary community. Following Dr. Ting's groundbreaking practice, Mount Sinai established the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery (CTMS). Dr. Ting's team has performed more than 400 operations to date, making CTMS as one of the first programs in the United States to offer multi-specialty transgender care in one location. After receiving his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Juilliard School of Music, Dr. Ting attended medical school at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Documenting Dr. Ting's journey, philanthropist and entrepreneur Michelle Koo Hayashi has aided in the public understanding towards the transgender community as producer of her heart-warming film Born to Be. Directed by Tania Cypriano, this documentary chronicles the evolution of an uncharted medical process, alongside the emotional and physical metamorphoses of some extraordinary patients. The world premiere was held at the 57th New York Film Festival 2019. Ms. Koo Hayashi was born in Taiwan, raised in Japan, and emigrated to the U.S. in 2011. She was the CEO of a Tokyo-based real estate investment firm, and founder of an online wedding planning company in Taiwan. She has been a board member of nonprofits in Taiwan and Japan, and since relocating to the U.S., has been a board member of the Museum of Chinese in America and the China Institute.

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HONOREES LEGACY AWARD TZI MA

Tzi Ma is a beloved Hong Kong American actor and director. Having started his career in New York City in 1973, Mr. Ma has an impressive number of theatre and film credits and has worked with many renowned directors and playwrights, including fellow MOCA Legacy Award recipient David Henry Hwang in his 1979 Obie Award-winning FOB and 2001 Broadway revival of Flower Drum Song. Mr. Ma's most recent films include appearances in Arrival, Meditation Park (Best Actor Nomination from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television), Pali Road (Jury Award, Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in Film), The Farewell, Netflix's first martial arts original series Wu Assassins, and Disney's forthcoming live-action Mulan.

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HONOREES LEGACY AWARD THE HONORABLE MAE YIH, OREGON STATE SENATOR

The Honorable Mae Yih is an internationally esteemed and admired legislator who made history 43 years ago when she won a seat in the Oregon House of Representatives as the first Chinese American elected to a state legislature anywhere in the United States. As a revered public official, Ms. Yih served 26 years in the legislature after she had served on the board of two local schools for 13 years, a total of 39 years of outstanding public services. Ms. Yih's many accomplishments in the State of Oregon include introducing and helping to pass legislation that created a sister-state relationship between Oregon and Fujian province in China. She has made a significant impact in the development of U.S.-China relations for more than three decades. Her book, titled East Meets West: A Bridge to Understanding, Friendship, Trust, Peace, and Prosperity Between My Mother and Adopted Countries, shares her experiences and powerful lessons that she learned from life in China, America, and public services.

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GALA CO-CHAIR Mary HL Chen JP Morgan Chase

Mary HL Chen is a Managing Director and Senior Banker in the Global Families Group at J.P. Morgan. The Global Families group serves J.P. Morgan’s most sophisticated international and multi-jurisdictional clients from New York. Ms. Chen leads a team of professionals advising clients who are predominantly based in Asia on a variety of matters – including asset allocation and investment portfolio construction, capital and liquidity strategies, and wealth transfer opportunities and implementation.

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GALA CO-CHAIR Patricia Pei Philanthropist

Patricia Pei joined the Board of Directors of the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) in June 2009. She was associated with E. V. Thaw for many years, retiring in 2018. Ms. Pei has had over thirty years’ experience in advising and helping form collections for individuals and museums. She is a collector of 18th and 19th century European drawings and watercolors, 19th century oil sketches and Contemporary Chinese ink. Ms. Pei is also currently the President and Founder of the American Friends of the Shanghai Museum and also a member of the Board of the American Friends of M+. She is also a member of The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Asian Friends), The Morgan Library and Museum (Patron) and the Asia Society, (Patron’s Circle). Ms. Pei received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Barnard College, Columbia University.

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GALA CO-CHAIR MAYA LIN artist, designer and environmentalist

© Jesse Frohman

Maya Lin is an artist, designer and environmentalist who interprets the natural world through science, history, politics, and culture. Lin created her first work, The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, as a 21-year-old undergraduate at Yale University. The design redefined the concept of a monument and stands as one of the most powerful memorials of our time. The Memorial also reveals the elements of art that have defined Lin’s remarkable career in sculpture, earthwork, design, and architecture. Lin has created seminal art and architectural works, such as the groundbreaking four-acre earthwork for the Storm King Art Center and the 11-acre A Fold in the Field for Gibbs Farm in New Zealand. Currently, Lin is working on the new Neilson Library at Smith College, a major outdoor art installation at Princeton University, and What is Missing?, a multi-sited memorial dedicated to raising awareness about species loss and climate change. Lin’s artwork has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions at museums and galleries worldwide, with works in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art; The Smithsonian Institution; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; and the California Academy of Sciences, among others. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Lin has been profiled in TIME, The New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker, among many other media outlets. The 1996 documentary about her, Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, won the Academy Award for Best Documentary. In 2009, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest honor for artistic excellence. In 2016, President Barack Obama awarded Lin the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, praising her for a celebrated career in both art and architecture, and for creating a sacred place of healing in our nation’s capital.

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EVENING PROGRAM WELCOME Cindy Cheung and Ed Lin Co-Emcees

MOCA SPIKE 150 Selected SPIKE 150 Runners

remarks Jonathan Chu and Gregory P. Ho Co-Chairs of Board of Directors Nancy Yao Maasbach President

Opening Performance P.S. 124 Theatre Club

LIVE AUCTION EDUCATIONAL APPEAL Conducted by C. Hugh Hildesley MBE Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman, Americas, Sotheby’s

DINNER GENERATIONAL LEGACY AWARD The Tsai Family Received by Erh-Ping Tsai, Cynthia Chuang and Sue Tsai Presented by Patricia Pei Gala Co-Chair 18


EVENING PROGRAM LEGACY AWARD The Honorable Mae Yih Presented by Jennifer Fondiller Vice President for Enrollment, Barnard College | Columbia University

IN MEMORIAM Headliner Performance Gold Mountain

LEGACY AWARD Michelle Koo Hayashi and Jess Ting, M.D. Presented by Michael L. Marin, M.D., F.A.C.S Chairman of Department of Surgery and Surgeon-In-Chief of Mount Sinai

LEGACY AWARD Tzi Ma Presented by Corky Lee, Photographer and Olivia Chan, P.S. 124

CONCLUDING REMARKS Mary HL Chen Gala Co-Chair

AFTER PARTY Ascent Lounge hosted by MOCA Associate Board David Z. Qian, Co-Chair | Mei Guan, Co-Chair Yong Zhao, Treasurer and Secretary Peter Du | Christina Gee | Andrew Shiue | Lawrence Yen | Ming Zhang 19


MENU FIRST COURSE Burrata Chinese Plum Balsamic • Heirloom Tomatoes • Shiso • Sweet Onion Vinaigrette • Sesame Crisp

ENTRÈE Braised Short Rib Golden Beet Purée • Roasted Baby Vegetables: Patty Pans, Carrots, Baby Zucchini & Brussels Sprouts • Crispy Onions

DESSERT Pumpkin Roulade Cinnamon Chantilly Cream • Lingonberry • Toasted Pumpkin Seed

SERVED ON EACH TABLE *A fish or vegetarian option is available upon request.

Full Premium Open Bar Specialty Cocktails MOCA SPIKE 150 Champagne • Elderflower Liqueur • Grapefruit & Lychee Juice • Splash of Chambord

MOCA Gathering Aperol • Lillet Blanc • Hard Cider • Cranberry-Anish Bitters • Ice & Garnish with Orange Wedge & Cranberries

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CO-EMCEE Cindy Cheung

Cindy Cheung was born to mostly Cantonese parents in Inglewood, California and grew up in the suburban cul-de-sacs of La Palma (just one palm). Her mother is a retired software engineer, her father is a retired sociologist and her brother is an architect and drummer. She attended UCLA, receiving a B.S. in Applied Mathematics with a Specialization in Computing which led naturally to her career as an actor. TV and film work includes: FBI, Blindspot, New Amsterdam, High Maintenance, Thirteen Reasons Why, Obvious Child, Mistress America and Children of Invention. On stage, she has performed Off Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, the Vineyard and the Public Theater. She holds an  MFA from A.C.T. and lives in Brooklyn with her husband, novelist Ed Lin, and their son.

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CO-EMCEE ED LIN

Ed Lin is a native New Yorker of Taiwanese and Chinese descent. He is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards. His eighth book, the young adult novel, David Tung Can't Have a Girlfriend Until He Gets Into an Ivy League College, will be published in spring 2020. He holds degrees in Mining Engineering and Journalism from Columbia University. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, actress Cindy Cheung, and son.

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MOCA SHOWCASE P.S 124 THEATRE CLUB

P.S. 124 Theatre Club, consisting of 4th & 5th grade students in the fall (with 3rd graders joining in the spring) was formed in 2010 with the support of Freddie and Myrna Gershon from Music Theatre International and Baayork Lee from National Asian Artists Project (NAAP). The students learn from professional directors and choreographers from NAAP each year to compete at the Junior Theatre Festival (JTF) in Atlanta, GA. Their participation at JTF has garnered trophies and awards each year for Outstanding Production, Excellence in Ensemble Work, Excellence in Acting and Excellence in Dancing. This year's Theatre Club will be performing excerpts from Disney's The Lion King KIDS directed by Kyle Garvin, Hannah Balagot and Erin Young, Music Director at P.S. 124. Students include: Ken Aida, Olivia Chan, Leilani Colon, Angie Guo, Jocelyn Kung, Leah Kusactay, Ava Lam, Chloe Lam, Josephine Lee, Ashley Mui, and Angelina Lu.

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MOCA SHOWCASE Gold Mountain Gold Mountain is a love story set against the backdrop of a pivotal event in America's history, the construction of the first transcontinental railroad. The original musical celebrates the striving immigrant spirit, the redemptive power of love and the ultimate nobility of self-sacrifice. Jason Ma (Writer) is the son of a paper son, and a grateful descendant of a long line of those who were able to persist, overcome, and succeed on their way to becoming Americans. He wrote book, music, and lyrics for Gold Mountain and is a recipient of the ASCAP Foundation’s Cole Porter Award for his work as a composer/lyricist, the first person of color to receive this honor. He is also an actor who has been seen on Broadway and Off-Broadway stages, in regional theaters, and many international venues.

Ali Ewoldt (Yook Mei in Gold Mountain) recently completed more than two years as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Her other credits include: Cosette in Les Miserables (Broadway, National Tour), The King and I (Broadway, Tour, Lyric Opera of Chicago), Maria in West Side Story (National Tour, International Tour, PCLO, The Muny), Luisa in The Fantasticks (Off-Broadway) and Philia in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Concert/symphony work includes Feinstein's/54 Below, Alice Tully Hall, The Town Hall, Canyon Ranch, NY Pops at Carnegie Hall, American Pops Orchestra, Houston Symphony and Boston Pops with Maestro Keith Lockhart. Ali's TV/Film credits include The Michael J. Fox Show, Yield, and the short film Mia. She has a BA in psychology from Yale University. Jonny Lee Jr. (Lit Ning in Gold Mountain) Past credits include Lit in Gold Mountain for Spike 150 and NAAP/ Prospect Theatre’s Ignite series at the Times Center, Thuy in Miss Saigon, Ito in Mame, Bobby in Company at the Oguma Playhouse, and Henry in Next to Normal. As a writer, Jonny co-wrote the music, lyrics, and book to the new musical Welcome To Shoofly which was presented at the ASCAP/Dreamworks workshop. He also co-wrote and starred in the musical web-series, City of Dreams, which has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Stage17.tv, Playbill, and Broadway World.

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Auctioneer C. Hugh Hildesley MBE

Hugh Hildesley joined Sotheby’s in 1961 and played an integral role in Sotheby’s formative years in New York. From 1964 to 1970, Hugh was the first Head of the Old Master Paintings department in New York, going on to form Sotheby’s Appraisal Company in 1970. From 1973 to 1976, he was responsible for the Jack R Dick Sale of Sporting Paintings in London, a record-breaking sale that sparked a renewal of interest in this area of collecting. As Senior Auctioneer, he has conducted some of Sotheby’s most prestigious sales, including the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Sale, the Sale of the Property of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and the Barry Halper Sale of Baseball Memorabilia. Hugh trains Sotheby’s new auctioneers and conducted 60 benefit auctions in 2009, raising over $15 million for charitable purposes. He has lectured widely on the art market and is author of The Complete Guide to Buying and Selling at Auction. He is Acting Chairman of the American Associates of the Royal Academy Trust and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. Educated at Sherborne School, Dorset, and Brasenose College, Oxford, Hugh studied Dutch and Flemish Old Master Paintings at the Rijksbureau Voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie in the Hague. 25


EXHIBITION ON VIEW

October 17, 2019 - March 22, 2020 Gathering: Collecting and Documenting Chinese American History is MOCA's Fall 2019 exhibition that tells the origin story of historical societies, museums, and organized projects that document and make public the history of Chinese throughout America. This first-of-its-kind survey exhibition is part of our year-long initiative to commemorate the contributions of Chinese railroad workers in the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad 150 years ago. The exhibition showcases the breadth, depth, and investment of organized documentation and collection of Chinese history in America. Through this project we hope to expand the dialogue, strengthen connections, and increase collaborative work among these organizations. For Gathering, MOCA will be working closely with 1882 Foundation and its 50 Objects Project, through the Tenement Museum’s Your Story, Our Story digital platform. Participating Organizations: Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (San Francisco, CA) Asociacion China de Mexicali (Mexicali Baja California, Mexico) Belleville Historical Society (Belleville, NJ) China Alley Preservation Society (Hanford, CA) Chinese American Museum Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) Chinese American Museum of Chicago (Chicago, IL) Chinese American Museum of Northern California (Marysville, CA) Chinese Bunkhouse Preservation Project (Fremont, CA) Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of Augusta (Augusta, GA) Chinese Historical & Cultural Project (San Jose, CA) Chinese Historical Society of America (San Francisco, CA) Chinese Historical Society of Memphis and the Mid-South (Memphis, TN) Chinese Historical Society of New England (Boston, MA) Chinese Historical Society of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) Chinese History Project (Fremont, CA) Cumberland Chinese Cemetary (British Columbia, Canada) Hawaii Chinese History Center (Honolulu, HI) Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site (John Day, OR) Locke Foundation (Locke, CA) Mai Wah Society (Butte, MT) Mississippi Delta Chinese Heritage Museum (Cleveland, MS) Portland Chinatown Museum (Portland, OR) San Diego Chinese Historical Society and Museum (San Diego) Save Our Chinatown Committee (Riverside, CA) Temple of Kwan Tai (Mendocino, CA) Walk of Remembrance (Pacific Grove, CA) Wing Luke Museum of the Asian American Experience (Seattle, WA) 26


EXHIBITION ON VIEW The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad – The Railroad Helped Build America April 23, 2020 - September 13, 2020

The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad – The Railroad Helped Build America is an historical exhibition that traces the Chinese contribution to the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. Starting in 2012, photographer Li Ju visited sites along the route of the Transcontinental Railroad. This exhibition presents historical photographs with Li’s contemporary images of significant railroad sites to resurrect these stories and honor the achievements of the laborers. The exhibition is organized by the Adrian and Monica Yeung Arima Fund, Li Ju and the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University.

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Upcoming Exhibition Godzilla vs. The Art World: 1990-2001 April 23, 2020 - September 13, 2020

Godzilla vs. The Art World: 1990-2001 will examine the work of Godzilla: Asian American Art Network, which launched a generation of young artists and curators. It catalyzed a needed political and aesthetic conversation at a critical time in the histories of alternative arts, “multiculturalist� politics, and the shifting Asian diaspora. And it produced a body of exhibitions, collaborative projects, critical writing, and connections that reshaped the contours of American art. This exhibition will be the first ever to focus on the art and legacy of this seminal group. It will include key artworks from the founders, as well as members such as Tomie Arai, Skowmon Hastanan, Arlan Huang, Byron Kim, Paul Pfeiffer, Athena Robles, Lynne Yamamoto, and Zhang Hongtu. The exhibition will also feature the contextual materials like Godzilla newsletter, which printed criticism and postings by members, as well as documentation of exhibitions that the network organized.

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CONGRATULATORY LETTERS FROM OFFICIALS

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

COREY JOHNSON SPEAKER

CITY HALL NEW YORK, NY 10007

TELEPHONE (212) 788-7210

November 13, 2019 Dear Friends: As the Speaker of the New York City Council, I am delighted to extend my personal greetings to everyone here tonight at the Museum of Chinese in America’s (MOCA) 2019 Legacy Awards Gala! For centuries, people from all across the world have come to this great city of ours to pursue their dreams of a better life for themselves and their families. And by working hard, overcoming daunting challenges, and achieving personal triumphs, they have helped to make New York one of the greatest cities in the world. Through it all, various traditions and cultural practices have also found a home here, weaving their way into the fabric of our communities and city. That’s why the New York City Council and I are fighting to keep New York the welcoming place that it has always been. We recognize that New York City’s diversity is one of our greatest strengths – something that has made us truly unique and a beacon of hope and opportunity to so many. As they celebrate their awards gala tonight, I would like to thank MOCA and its dedicated staff for the important work they are doing to help bring over 160 years of Chinese American history to life for us to experience, learn from, and enjoy. Congratulations as well to this year’s honorees. I hope everyone has a wonderful time tonight. Enjoy! Sincerely,

COREY JOHNSON Speaker

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November 13, 2019 Dear Friends: I am pleased to join you in celebrating this year’s Museum of Chinese in America Legacy Awards Gala. For the last 39 years, MOCA has been a mecca of Chinese-American culture, showcasing and representing the wide variety of stories, culture and heritage of people of Chinese descent in the United States. I would also like to offer my own congratulations to this year’s Generational Legacy Award winners, Cynthia Chuang, Erh-Ping Tsai, and Sue Tsai of the Tsai Family, as well as to Legacy Award winners Michelle Koo Hayashi, Tzi Ma, Mae Yih, and Jess Ting. As MOCA concludes a third decade of commitment to ensuring the voices of ChineseAmericans are heard, your support shines bright. On behalf of the Borough of Manhattan, I wish you another year of success! Sincerely,

Gale A. Brewer Manhattan Borough President

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November 13, 2019 Museum of Chinese in America 215 Centre Street New York, NY 10013 Dear President Nancy Yao Maasbach, Congratulations to the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) as you celebrate your 39 th year of preserving and presenting the history, heritage, culture, and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States. Thank you for highlighting the struggles and contributions of Chinese immigrants in our country through your creative and thought-provoking curation and programming. When we celebrate immigration, we celebrate the economic, political and cultural contributions immigrants have made to the rich tapestry of our nation. As the Representative of New York’s 14th Congressional District, one of the most ethnically diverse districts in the country, I commend your work and mission in amplifying the voices of underrepresented communities. We wish you continued success in the years to come. Best wishes,

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Member of Congress

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THE SENATE STATE OF NEW YORK ALBANY, 12247

TOBY ANN STAVISKY Senator, 16th District

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ALBANY, NY 12247 PHONE 518-455-3461 FAX 518-426-6857

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November 13, 2019 Museum of Chinese in America 215 Centre Street New York, NY 10013 Dear Friends:

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For the past 39 years, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) has preserved the history and cultural experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States. You engage visitors of all backgrounds and help them make connections between the past and the present through your interactive and innovative exhibits, programs, tours, and curricula. Thanks to your efforts, Chinese American history that would have been lost is now accessible to the next generations. To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, MOCA initiated MOCA SPIKE 150: Running Forward with Our Stories, a cross-country relay with over 1,500 participants from around the United States running 150,000 miles and sharing 150 stories. Initiatives like these make Chinese American history come to life. I would like to offer my congratulations to your honorees: the Tsai Family, Erh-Ping Tsai, Cynthia Chuang, and Sue Tsai; Tzi Ma; The Honorable Mae Yih, Oregon State Senator; and Michelle Koo Hayashi and Jess Ting, MD. These honorees are pioneers in their respective fields, and are being recognized for their achievements and for supporting the mission of MOCA. I wish you every measure of success as you continue to ensure that Chinese American history is maintained in the evolving narrative of immigrants in the United States. With all good wishes, I am,

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THE ASSEMBLY STATE OF NEW YORK ALBANY

CHAIRMAN Committee on Governmental Employees CHAIRMAN Subcommittee on Safety in the Work Place COMMITTEES Aging Banks Consumer Affairs & Protection Labor

PETER J. ABBATE, JR. Assemblyman 49TH District Kings County

Dear Friends,

November 2019

Congratulations and best wishes to the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) on its 2018 Legacy Awards Gala celebrating its 39 year history on November 13, 2019.

In your 39 years, MOCA has focused on exciting conversation through your many programs, collections, membership, and exhibitions over 39 years of preserving the history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States.

I congratulate this year’s honorees: The Tsai Family with the Generational Legacy Award, whose family members Erh-Ping Tsai, Cynthia Chuang, and Sue Tsai for their excellence in the arts, Tzi Ma, Hon. Mae Yih, Oregon State Senator, Michelle Koo Hayashi and Jess Tin, M.D., Legacy Award winners.

I again salute MOCA’s mission to see American history through a critical perspective of reflecting on personal experiences, and to shine a light on individuals’, families of courage, talents, and contributions to the evolving American narrative. Again, my best wishes for a most successful and wonderful event. Sincerely, Peter J. Abbate, Jr. Member of Assembly

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THE ASSEMBLY STATE OF NEW YORK ALBANY DISTRICT OFFICE: 64 Fulton Street, Room 302, New York, New York 10038 212-312-1420 • FAX: 212-227-8054

YUH-LINE NIOU Assemblymember 65 th District

ALBANY OFFICE: Room 818, Legislative Office Building, Albany, New York 12248 518-455-3640 • FAX: 518-455-7092 EMAIL: niouy@nyassembly.gov

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NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLYWOMAN NILY ROZIC 25TH DISTRICT

Legislative Office Building, Room 547 Albany, New York 12248 518-455-5172 __________________________

EMAIL rozicn@nyassembly.gov __________________________

REPRESENTING Flushing, Queensboro Hill, Hillcrest, Fresh Meadows, Auburndale, Oakland Gardens, Bayside, Douglaston

November 13, 2019 Dear Friends: Congratulations to the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) on the occasion of your 2019 Legacy Awards Gala! I am excited to have this opportunity to send my warmest greetings as you all gather for this celebration. For 39 years MOCA has been documenting and sharing the history, heritage, and diverse experiences of Americans of Chinese descent. MOCA’s cultural and education programs are valuable contributions to our continued collective understanding of our diverse community and its history. MOCA’s place as one of New York City’s top museums is well deserved. Congratulations to this year’s honorees, the Tsai family, Tzi Ma, the Honorable Mae Yih, Michelle Koo Hayashi, and Dr. Jess Ting. I also want to thank President Nancy Yao Maasbach and the gala co-chairs for organizing tonight’s event. Again, congratulations and thank you to the board, trustees, staff, volunteers, and everyone with the MOCA extended family on your dedication and hard work enriching our community. Have a great evening! Sincerely,

Nily Rozic Assemblywoman 25th District

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November 13, 2019

Dear Friends: It is a pleasure to welcome everyone as the Museum of Chinese in America hosts its 2019 Legacy Awards Gala. Generations of Chinese Americans have made tremendous contributions to our great city and country. This proud tradition is on full display this year through MOCA’s series of programs and exhibits honoring the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad and the Chinese immigrant workers whose arduous labor was essential in completing one of our nation’s most transformative projects. Tonight’s event is a wonderful opportunity to pay tribute to those trailblazing Chinese Americans, and to recognize the accomplishments of present-day leaders who are strengthening this dynamic community in the five boroughs and beyond. As you gather in fellowship and pride, I am delighted to applaud the Museum’s staff and supporters for their commitment to foster cross-cultural exchange and ensure the rich heritage of Chinese New Yorkers remains a vital part of the beautiful tapestry that defines our global city. On behalf of the City of New York, congratulations to this year’s honorees. Please accept my best wishes for a terrific gala and continued success. Sincerely,

Bill de Blasio Mayor

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THE CITY OF NEW YORK OF F ICE OF TH E C OM P TR OLL ER S CO T T M. S T RI N GE R

November 13, 2019 Museum of Chinese in America 215 Centre Street New York, NY 10013 Dear Friends, It is my pleasure to extend best wishes to all attending the Museum of Chinese in America’s 2019 Legacy Awards Gala. For nearly four decades, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) has been devoted to preserving the stories of Chinese American immigrants. MOCA is committed to sharing over one hundred and sixty years of the unique culture and experiences of Chinese Americans. From its interactive exhibitions to its educational programs, MOCA makes Chinese American history accessible to visitors of all ages and backgrounds. I am confident these important. I am confident MOCA will continue to make a positive impact on our City for years to come. Congratulations to tonight’s honorees: Michelle Koo Hayashi, Jess Ting M.D., Tzi Ma, the Tsai Family, and the Honorable Mae Yih. Their remarkable commitment to the Museum of Chinese in America’s mission is evident in all they do. Thank you to the Museum of Chinese in America for bringing us together tonight to celebrate community and culture. Please accept my best wishes for continued success. Sincerely,

Scott M. Stringer New York City Comptroller MUNICIPAL BUILDING • 1 CENTRE STREET, 5TH Floor • NEW YORK, NY 10007

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November 13, 2019 Nancy Yao Maasbach President Museum of Chinese in America 215 Centre Street New York, NY 10013 Dear Ms. Maasbach: Greetings to you and to all the friends and supporters of the Museum of Chinese in America on the occasion of your 2019 Legacy Awards Gala. This evening’s event is a great opportunity to celebrate the success the Museum of Chinese in America has had in preserving and presenting the history, culture and diverse experiences of people of Chinese heritage in the United States. Since its founding in 1980, the Museum has promoted dialogue and understanding among people of all cultural backgrounds and has brought Chinese American history to vivid life through innovative exhibitions and compelling educational and cultural programs. Tonight is also a great opportunity to pay tribute to your distinguished honorees. On behalf of the nearly 2.4 million residents of Queens, “The World’s Borough,” I offer our sincere congratulations to The Honorable Mae Yih, Tzi Ma, Michelle Koo Hayashi, Dr. Jess Ting, M.D., and the Tsai Family. I hope all in attendance enjoy tonight’s Legacy Awards Gala and I wish you and everyone associated with the Museum of Chinese in America continued success in all your endeavors. time. May you all continue to be shining lights for our borough for many more years to come! Sincerely,

Melinda Katz President Borough of Queens

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KATE BROWN Governor

October 25, 2019 Museum ofChinese in America (MOCA) 215 Centre St. New York, NY 10013 On behalfofthe State of Oregon, I am honored to congratulate Oregon State Senator Mae Yih on being named a recipient ofthe Museum ofChinese in America (MOCA) Legacy Award this year. MOCA has a decades-long history ofpromoting dialogue and understanding among people ofall cultural backgrounds, which is a mission they share with this year's honoree, Senator Yih. Having the opportunity to work with Mae is one that I will cherish for a lifetime. She was extremely passionate about serving the people ofOregon. She was fierce in her protection of fellow Oregonians, and made sure that every tax dollar was well spent. The fact that Mae was the first Chinese-American elected to a legislative body speaks to her tireless dedication in the face ofadversity. Her long service to Oregon was carried out with pride, honor, and effectiveness, and I can think offew Oregonians more deserving ofMOCA's Legacy Award. I'm so proud to have witnessed Senator Yih's service to Oregon, and to continue her legacy ofbreaking down barriers to make Oregon a more inclusive place for all. Sincerely,

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Governor Kate Brown

254 STATE CAPITOL, SALEM OR 97301-4047 (503) 378-3111 FAX (503) 378-8970 WWW.GOVERNOR.OREGON.GOV

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Sara A. Gelser State Senator District 8

Oregon State Senate October 28, 2019 Dear Friends at the Museum of the Chinese in America, Thank you for the opportunity to add my voice to those congratulating and thanking the Honorable Mae Yih for her extraordinary achievements and life of service in Oregon. I wish that I could join you this evening at the Museum of Chinese in America Legacy Gala in New York. I hope that you will accept this letter in my absence. Senator Yih was first elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 1997 after serving on local school boards. In 1982, she became the first Chinese American in the nation to be elected to a state Senate and she was eventually elected to serve as Senate President Pro Tempore. Senator Yih made her mark as a fierce, principled leader demonstrating a passionate dedication to the needs of her district and constituents. Her legacy includes several landmark accomplishments including strengthening the establishment of strong sister-city relationships in China and championing the effort to preserve Oregon’s beautiful covered bridges. Even after her retirement, Senator Yih remains engaged in the community as a leader and volunteer. Senator Yih’s list of accomplishments and achievements in Oregon is long. However, the affection and esteem in which she is held by our community is what speaks most clearly to who she is as a neighbor, leader and friend. Her legacy will endure for generations, and her influence on the mid-Valley will not be matched. The Honorable Mae Yih is an Oregon treasure. Her recognition at tonight’s celebration has been earned many times over. It is an honor to serve as her Senator and to offer my deepest congratulations as she receives this well deserved celebration of her contributions. Sincerely,

Sara Gelser

900 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301 -- (503) 986-1708 -- sen.saragelser@oregonlegislature.gov

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CONGRATULATORY REMARKS

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ERIC T. LEE CONGRATULATES THE HONOREES OF THE MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA’S 2019 LEGACY AWARDS GALA

THE TSAI FAMILY MICHELLE KOO HAYASHI AND JESS TING, M.D. TZI MA THE HONORABLE MAE YIH


MAE YIH AND FAMILY CONGRATULATE THE HONOREES OF THE MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA’S 2019 LEGACY AWARDS GALA

THE TSAI FAMILY MICHELLE KOO HAYASHI AND JESS TING, M.D. TZI MA


Cecilia Wang and Tao Li

CONGRATULATE THE HONOREES OF THE MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA’S 2019 LEGACY AWARDS GALA

THE TSAI FAMILY MICHELLE KOO HAYASHI AND JESS TING, M.D. TZI MA THE HONORABLE MAE YIH


James and Victoria Chang Family Foundation CONGRATULATES THE HONOREES OF THE MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA’S 2019 LEGACY AWARDS GALA

THE TSAI FAMILY MICHELLE KOO HAYASHI AND JESS TING, M.D. TZI MA THE HONORABLE MAE YIH


Gregory P. Ho and Linda sanchez CONGRATULATE THE HONOREES OF THE MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA’S 2019 LEGACY AWARDS GALA

THE TSAI FAMILY MICHELLE KOO HAYASHI AND JESS TING, M.D. TZI MA THE HONORABLE MAE YIH


David Wah and Elizabeth Economy CONGRATULATE THE HONOREES OF THE MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA’S 2019 LEGACY AWARDS GALA

THE HONORABLE MAE YIH THE TSAI FAMILY MICHELLE KOO HAYASHI AND JESS TING, M.D. TZI MA


The Bluhm/Helfand family The Barry and Mimi Sternlicht Foundation

CONGRATULATE THE HONOREES OF THE MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA’S 2019 LEGACY AWARDS GALA

THE TSAI FAMILY MICHELLE KOO HAYASHI AND JESS TING, M.D. TZI MA THE HONORABLE MAE YIH


Michelle Koo Hayashi and jess ting, m.d. CONGRATULATE THE HONOREES OF THE MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA’S 2019 LEGACY AWARDS GALA

THE TSAI FAMILY TZI MA THE HONORABLE MAE YIH


Joe and Lily wong CONGRATULATE THE HONOREES OF THE MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA’S 2019 LEGACY AWARDS GALA

THE TSAI FAMILY MICHELLE KOO HAYASHI AND JESS TING, M.D. TZI MA THE HONORABLE MAE YIH


bing zhao CONGRATULATES THE HONOREES OF THE MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA’S 2019 LEGACY AWARDS GALA

THE TSAI FAMILY MICHELLE KOO HAYASHI AND JESS TING, M.D. TZI MA THE HONORABLE MAE YIH


mary hl chen

CONGRATULATES THE HONOREES OF THE MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA’S 2019 LEGACY AWARDS GALA

THE TSAI FAMILY MICHELLE KOO HAYASHI AND JESS TING, M.D. TZI MA THE HONORABLE MAE YIH


jonathan chu CONGRATULATES THE HONOREES OF THE MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA’S 2019 LEGACY AWARDS GALA

THE TSAI FAMILY MICHELLE KOO HAYASHI AND JESS TING, M.D. TZI MA THE HONORABLE MAE YIH


TZI MA CONGRATULATES THE HONOREES OF THE MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA’S 2019 LEGACY AWARDS GALA

THE TSAI FAMILY MICHELLE KOO HAYASHI AND JESS TING, M.D. THE HONORABLE MAE YIH


Strengthening Communities

WE SALUTE THE

Museum of Chinese in America AND CONGRATULATE ITS 2019 HONOREES

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lian fang CONGRATULATES THE HONOREES OF THE MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA’S 2019 LEGACY AWARDS GALA

THE TSAI FAMILY MICHELLE KOO HAYASHI AND JESS TING, M.D. TZI MA THE HONORABLE MAE YIH


WILLIAM C. AND MAY LOUIE CONGRATULATE THE HONOREES OF THE MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA’S 2019 LEGACY AWARDS GALA

THE TSAI FAMILY MICHELLE KOO HAYASHI AND JESS TING, M.D. TZI MA THE HONORABLE MAE YIH


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Museum of Chinese in America


Best Wishes to The MoCA On your 2019 Legacy Gala Awards Congratulations to Tonight’s Honorees The Tsai Family Michelle Koo Hayashi Jess Ting, MD Tzi Ma The Honorable Mae Yih

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MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA would like to give special thanks to THOMAS C. AHN MOCA SPIKE 150 Ambassadors Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association bloomberg lp Deutsche Bank AMYAS NAEGELE FINE ART BASES Ying H. Yen and New York Chinese Cultural Center Kee's Chocolates Tiffany & Co. EVAN EISMAN COMPANY Chinese-American Planning Council con edison Jennifer Fondiller J.T. Tai & Co. Foundation CCS Fundraising GIVESMART C. Hugh Hildesley MBE David Henry Hwang Phi Lambda CINDY CHEUNG AND ED LIN Ascent Lounge Joanne Kwong and Pearl River Mart Jason Ma and Gold Mountain Expert Print Shop MANDARIN ORIENTAL alice hom and P.S. 124 Yung Wing School RENNY SHIH Benchmark Signaats Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith 65


STAFF

Nancy Yao Maasbach President

Edward Cheng Director of External Relations

Kevin Chu Collections Manager Internship and Volunteer Manager

Grayson Chin Visitor Services Manager

Erwin Geronimo Manager of Facilities and Private Events

Josh Davis Chief Operations and Technology Officer

Nora Chen Education Associate

Hailey Savage Programs and Museum Experience Associate

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Yue Ma Director for Collections and Research

Lauren Nechamkin Director of Education

Justin Onne Multimedia Producer

Andrew Rebatta Associate Curator

Herb Tam Curator and Director of Exhibitions

Melissa Wansin Wong Associate Director of Institutional Relations

Neil Wu-Gibbs Manager of Special Events and Board Relations Special Assistant to the President


EDUCATORS Alice Fung Kristen Sze-Tu Alexander Ho Nicole Tan Taylor Koczot Stephanie Zank

VISITOR SERVICES Beth Traver Carly Hickey Hilary Yeh Cori Linville

OPERATIONS Julian Bell Jeffrey Reynolds

INTERNS AND VOLUNTEERS Amanda Chen Yingwen Chen Zoe Diao Alison Hong Yangchun Liu

Yiren Ruan Chao Sun Yifei Wang Xingya Wang

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“‘Where are you really from? How do I fit in here?’ It’s a complicated question and one the museum artfully addresses in both its permanent and temporary exhibitions.”

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Educational Appeal With your help, MOCA's programs continue to serve over 50,000 visitors each year. Help us educate, explore, and empower future generations to become leaders of tomorrow. $50,000 (of $250,000 projected budget): Allow MOCA to redesign a userfriendly modern and bilingual website with fully-integrated Digital Collections and MOCA Online Store $25,000: Support MOCA SPIKE 150 by bidding on the official MOCA SPIKE 150 x TCS NYC Commemoratory Marathon Medal donated and placed on view at MOCA $10,000: Allow MOCA to create free, downloadable educational booklets on Chinese American heroes such as Tyrus Wong and Maya Lin $8,000: Allow MOCA to continue offering "Pay As You Wish" admission policy to Manhattan Chinatown and Two Bridges residents for 2020 $5,000: Support MOCA's internship program to allow one intern an 8-week paid museum experience $2,500: Host a MOCA public program to create platforms for emerging Chinese/Asian American talents such as Music + Mic Night and MOCA Forum $1,000: Allow MOCA to capture and digitize an oral history as well as supporting Community Digitization Days $500: Bring a public school to MOCA for a guided school group program $250: Contribute to MOCA educational programs such as MOCACreates, MOCAKIDS Storytime, and Teacher Workshop These gifts are critical to ensuring a future for MOCA.

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