Please join us on May 1, 2016 at the Omni Hotel to celebrate four Bravo awardees that are Unsung Heroes. This annual celebration supports the AASA concerts and youth symphony programs while also recognizing individuals and organizations that have contributed to AASA and our community. They have all contributed to our community and have made it better. We recognize them for their service, philanthropy, and dedication to making our lives better. They have all supported the Asia America Symphony Association in our mission to provide musical learning and performing opportunities to our community’s young people. They are:
- Rob Fukuzaki: The first male Japanese-American TV anchor in Los Angeles local TV News, Rob joined ABC7 in 1994 and has done a great deal of work for the community, hosting charity events and emceeing benefit dinners. In 1997, Rob – along with his friends and family – founded the “Heads Up Youth Foundation”, of which Rob is the chairman. The goal of the foundation is to assist disadvantaged youth in the Southland through sports program. As a supporter of the Asia America Symphony Association & Guild, Rob has been a participant and sponsor at our AASA Golf Fundraising Tournaments.
- Don Nose: President of the “Go For Broke National Education Center (GFBNEC)” since 2010, Don has been a good friend of AASA and has supported many of our fundraising events. Don believes the “story of Japanese American veterans of World War II is an important part of America’s future and that Go ForBroke National Education Center can continue to be an effective voice on the landscape of current events. Lessons from the past that we can learn from the veterans are relevant today and in perpetuity.”
- John Wang: A professional freelance violist/violinist, John has been principal violist of our professional Asia America Symphony Orchestra and a much sought after performer in many orchestras, studio sessions, and chamber music concerts throughout Southern California. As a premiere private teacher of violin and viola, he is a longtime supporter of the Asia America Youth Symphony (AAYS) having many of his students admitted into the AAYS.
Reception is at 5 PM and dinner/program is at 6 PM.
Please register now to join us in recognizing all of these Community Champions.