Southern Nevada Community Raises Funds to Support Local APIA College Students
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), in partnership with the Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) and Southern Nevada leaders, will host their third annual Community Fundraiser at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 25th at ACDC’s Community Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The benefit will raise funds to help make college a reality for local Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) students. The event will convene local leaders, feature remarks from APIASF/Wells Fargo AANAPISI Scholar Lucky Heng and APIASF/Strada Education Network AANAPISI Scholar Kurt Yumang, and include entertainment by e320 Entertainment Group.
In partnership with ACDC, and with the support of key leaders in the Southern Nevada APIA community, APIASF is excited to convene our third annual Community Fundraiser in Las Vegas,” said APIASF President and Executive Director, Neil Horikoshi. “The APIA community is the nation’s fastest growing ethnic group, and Nevada’s largest city is a great example of our community’s growth and the passion amongst local leaders to make a difference in the lives of students who may have not been otherwise able to afford college.”
”We are excited to co-host this event with APIASF to bring additional resources for our deserving students in Nevada,” said Vida Lin, Co-Chair of the Las Vegas Host Committee and President & Founder of the Asian Community Development Council (ACDC). “The cost of higher education is a barrier for many APIA families, and we are committed to break that barrier through this meaningful event.”
”We are extremely grateful for the local support from ACDC and our Host Committee who has been instrumental in making this event a success,” added Mr. Horikoshi. Host Committee members also include Co-Chair Michelle DiTondo (Co-Chair), ACDC Board Member Carolene Layugan, Marc Matsuo, John Kamahele, Chef Terence Fong, and Tim and Shari Wong