Annual Benefit Gala
APEX GALA Save the Date!

Join Apex for Youth as we recognize the individuals in our community who inspire NYC’s under-served youth to create and achieve their dreams.

Inspiration Awards Gala Dinner

Cipriani Wall Street
55 Wall Street
New York City

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
6:30 – 9:30pm

Attire: Black Tie

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Inspiration Award Honorees
Alessandro Borgognone & Daisuke Nakazawa

Alessandro Borgognone
Restaurateur and Owner, Sushi Nakazawa

Daisuke Nakazawa
Chef and Owner, Sushi Nakazawa

Grace Park

Grace Park

Ming Chen Hsu

Ming Chen Hsu
Former Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission J.T. Tai & Co. Foundation, Trustee; Committee of 100 Member

Honorary Chairs

Michael Jong Lim
Executive chef, Neta

Lucas Chi & Iqram Magdon-Ismail
Software Engineer & Co-founder, Venmo

Gala Chairs

Karen Wong
Deputy Director, New Museum

Edwin K. Chin
Managing Director, Tilden Park Capital Management

Host Committee

Abraham Choi
Alex Schwartz
Blaise Chow
Brian Lee
Brian O. Moon
Dai Yu
David Fan
Eddie Shiomi
Frank Quitoni
Harriet Vernon
Jared Abrams
Jung Joo Ko
Karen Wong
Lawrence Wu
Mark A. Ricca

Michael Chen
Michael Jack
Mitchell & Jackie Harris
Nancy Liu
Natasha Jen
Netty Tsai
Sally Phipps
Sean Peters
Teliza Adams
Wynn Salisch
Yuan Wang
Yuka Nakamura
Yuriko Mita


Eric T. Lee & Cindy Chua
James Chang


J.T. Tai & Co. Foundation


Bank of America Merrill Lynch
BNY Mellon
Edward & Joyce Wu
Edwin & Charmaine Chin
GE Capital Aviation Services
Melissa & Alec Gunn
Michael Chen & Nadine Graham
Michael & Michelle Cho
Philip Ha and Adam Kirby
RBC Capital Markets
Stanley & Fiona Druckenmiller
The Ong Family Foundation
Thomas S. Chin


Adam and Brittany Levinson
Apex for Youth Associate Board
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
BDO Seidman and Focused Wealth Management
Carol Ying & Shahram Elghanayan
Casablanca Ventures
Charles A. Barragato & Co. LLP
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Credit Suisse
Douglas & Kiki Lee
First American International Bank
Frans & Dalal Preidel
Ian Kow & Elaine Lin
Jonathan Chu
Joseph & Kate Naggar
Kathy & Ted Wong
Keeyeol Nam & Soyoung Lee
Morgan Stanley
NBC 4 New York
Patrick Yee
Peak Media of Pennsylvania LLC
Royal Bank of Scotland
Ricky & Kathy Wong
Societe Generale
The Sriratana Family

We’ve partnered with on-demand transportation service Uber to provide new users $25 off a trip to or from the gala! Already riding with Uber? We’ll provide a 10% discount code, up to $10 off. (All codes exclude taxis).

Get a discount and give back to Apex when you rent your gala formal wear from Rent the Runway — attendees will get a 10% off discount code, and Apex will receive 10% of total sales.

Directions to Cipriani Wall Street