25th Annual Awards Gala Dinner



The annual APAICS Awards Gala Dinner is the premier event in Washington, D.C. to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The evening honors Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders, both current and pioneers, and recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations that continue to politically empower the AAPI community. Support the APAICS mission in building the political pipeline for AAPIs and join us for an evening of networking with over 1000 attendees from across the country, including community leaders, business leaders and the largest gathering of AAPI local, state, and federal elected officials and appointees.


Past keynotes and honorees have included luminaries President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary Hillary Clinton, President Bill Clinton, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Secretary Gary Locke, Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Senator Daniel K. Akaka, Senator Cory Booker, Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr., Congressman Mike Honda, and CAPAC Chair Congresswoman Judy Chu.

2019 Gala Tickets

2018 Speakers & Awardees

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal


Sonya Gavankar & Tamlyn Tomita

Mistresses of Ceremony

Daniel Dae Kim

Vision Award

Senator Mazie Hirono

Lifetime Achievement Award

Solicitor General Preeta Bansal

Stewardship Award

Livingston “Jack” Wong

Community Achievement Award

The Coca-Cola Company

Corporate Achievement Award


Save the Date


May 15, 2018

Reception – 6 PM

Dinner – 7 PM


Washington, DC


For Sponsorship Opportunities: helen@apaics.org