Past Donors

A/P/A Institute would like to thank the following donors for their contributions towards the acquisition of the Yoshio Kishi / Irene Yah Ling Sun Collection and our ongoing fundraising for the Masters Fellowship in A/P/A Archives:

Gold Leader ($100,000 and up)

Family of Wei Yu Chen, MD ~in his memory

“The Kishi/Sun Collection resonated with me and my family because it depicts the Asian and Asian American experience that the community at large knows so little of. Only through education, preservation, and making public these histories can we strive to affect social change.”

Jeffrey Chen, for the Family of Wei Yu Chen, MD (Co-President, Asset Management Group, APG / Arrow Financial Services LLC)

Silver Leader ($50,000)

The Ford Foundation

Bronze Leader ($10,000+)

Theodore K. Cheng and Michelle Lee

“We are very pleased to be a part of your efforts, and look forward to seeing A/P/A scholarship flourish here on the East coast — something we wish we had when we were in college.”

Theodore K. Cheng (Associate, Proskauer Rose LLP), New York University School of Law (J.D., 1997), Harvard University (A.B. cum laude Chemistry & Physics, 1991); and Michelle Lee, M.D. (Assistant Professor, Columbia University Medical Center), University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (M.D., 2000), Oxford University (M.St. Medieval Latin, 1995), Harvard University (A.B. cum laude Classics, 1993)

Benefactor ($1,001 to $5,000)

Dana E. Buckley
Chen/Tchen Family ~in memory of parents Hoshien & Lin-Sie Chao Tchen
Francis H. Chin
Richard P. Fairgrieve
David Lei
Friends & Family of Dylan Yeats
Patricia Yuzawa-Rubin

Patron ($501 to $1,000)

Nobuko Cobi Narita
Ronald Rapatalo

“It’s great to see how far A/P/A has come…fall of 1995 seems not so long ago [when we were lobbying for its creation], and to see that this is a very vibrant program makes me proud!”

Ronald G. Rapatalo (Director of Admissions Operations, New Leaders for New Schools), NYU College of Arts & Sciences, 1997

Masashi Taniguchi
Donald Young ~in memory of mother, Pauline Young
Diane Yu

Supporter ($101 to $500)

Julia Azuma

“We’re so impressed with all of the wonderful things that you now have in the collection. You all have come such a long way… It’s wonderful to preserve our history here in NYC and it does mean a lot to me personally, as a New Yorker.”

Julie Azuma (President, Different Roads to Learning, Board Member, Japanese American Association of New York, Asian Women in Business)

Jackie A. DeDios
Frank L. Ellsworth
Yuki Hartman
Kathy W. Lee
Yong Soon Min ~ in honor of Jack Tchen & Helen Zia
Gary Moriwaki
Vina Orden
Barbara E. Pehlivanian

Friends (up to $100)

Margarita Alcantara-Tan
Sakuo Anzai
Melodee A. Arevalo
Sophie Chan
Teresa Chan
Eddie Chiang
Min-Huei Chou
Alvin L. Dong
Aileen Dumlao
April Pearl Evangelista
Julianne P. Gavino
Janet Olivia Henry
Trang Thu Ho
Becky Hom
Anne Kim
Kakei Ko
Dorothy Y. Ko
ManSee Kong
Peter Lederer
Albert Lim ~in honor of Anna May Wong
Ed Lin
Doris Ling-Cohan
Xinliang Lu
Owen Lynch
Teresita L. Magsino
Grace Matsunaga ~in honor of father, George Sato
S. Alice Mong
Chun S. Ngai
Setsuko Matsunaga Nishi ~in memory of Midori Shimanouchi Lederer
Jorge Z. Ortoll
Monica Parikh
Dorothy Perkins
Cinthi Pillai
Tomiko Sakazume
Mark Schreiber
Tazubo Shibusawa
Hebron Simckes-Joffe
Jeffrey Tang
Peter Tom
Alice Uhl
Candice P. Uy
Kara Mia Vigilia
Albert H. Wang
Yan C. Wong
Linda Wu ~in honor of Stacy Wu
Ying L. Yeng
Theodora Yoshikami
Helen Zia

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