Leaders on the Frontlines:

Mobilizing changemakers
for our sustainable future

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

A special dinner honoring:

Dr. Oyun Sanjaasuren
First President, UN Environment Assembly
With the Chang-Lin Tien Distinguished Leadership Award

Secretary George P. Shultz
Former U.S. Secretary of State
With the Lifetime Leadership Award

Featuring the 2019 Asia Foundation Development Fellows

Emceed by KQED’s Mina Kim

Julia Morgan Ballroom | Merchants Exchange Building
465 California Street, 15th Floor, San Francisco

The Chang-Lin Tien Distinguished Leadership Award recognizes prominent Asian leaders for a lifetime of achievement in government, business, and academia. The Award is named in honor of the late Dr. Chang-Lin Tien, former grantee and chair of The Asia Foundation’s Board of Trustees, and chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley, who is widely respected for his accomplishments in science, higher education, and U.S.-Asia relations.

The Asia Foundation Development Fellows program brings together exceptional individuals who are shaping Asia’s future. Twelve emerging leaders are selected each year to join a vibrant community of changemakers working on the frontlines to address the region’s most pressing development challenges.

Fellowship Sponsors


The Chong-Moon Lee Foundation

Visionary Sponsors

Walter Jared Frost
Stephen & Maria Kahng
S. Timothy Kochis & Penelope Wong
James & Diana McCool
Clint Reilly
Suzanne E. Siskel & Peter Gajewski

Inspirational Sponsors

David D. & Sherry Arnold
L. Brooks & Laura Entwistle
Alex & Laurette Hartigan
Chien Lee
Janet & Thomas Montag
Kook-hyun Moon
Masako Shinn
Judith F. Wilbur
Songyee Yoon

Sponsorship levels

FELLOWSHIP SPONSOR – $30,000

  • Sponsor one 2020 Asia Foundation Development Fellow, covering the cost of their entire one-year professional advancement program, strengthening their leadership skills, and enhancing their knowledge of Asia’s critical development challenges
  • One table for ten at the Dinner on September 10, 2019, option to include a representative from The Asia Foundation and one of our inspiring 2019 Fellows
  • Your company logo on our event invitation (1,000+ distributed), webpage, program, and event signage*
  • Year-round recognition in The Asia Foundation’s annual report
  • Unparalleled access and visibility to guests from the Bay Area and Asia at the event
  • Verbal recognition at the Dinner

VISIONARY SPONSOR – $10,000

  • One table for ten at the Dinner on September 10, 2019, option to include one of our inspiring 2019 Fellows
  • Your company logo on our event invitation (1,000+ distributed), webpage, program, and event signage*
  • Year-round recognition in The Asia Foundation’s annual report
  • Unparalleled access and visibility to guests from the Bay Area and Asia at the event
  • Verbal recognition in opening remarks at the Dinner

INSPIRATIONAL SPONSOR – $5,000

  • One table for ten at the Dinner on September 10, 2019
  • Acknowledgment on our event webpage, program, and signage*
  • Year-round recognition in The Asia Foundation’s annual report
  • Unparalleled access and visibility to guests from the Bay Area and Asia at the event

*Commitment required by July 12 for inclusion in invitation, August 21 for program and signage

Individual Tickets

VIP TICKET $500

  • One preferred seat at the Dinner
  • Year-round recognition in The Asia Foundation’s annual report

GENERAL TICKET $300

  • One seat at the Dinner
  • Year-round recognition in The Asia Foundation’s annual report

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL $175

30 years and younger only, limited quantity available

  • One seat at the Dinner
  • Year-round recognition in The Asia Foundation’s annual report

For questions about sponsorship benefits and opportunities, please contact Wendy Soone-Broder at wendy.soone-broder@asiafoundation.org or 415-743-3366.

The fair market value for each ticket is $145. The Asia Foundation is an exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Foundation may be tax-deductible as provided in section 170 of the Code; consult with a tax advisor or the IRS. The Asia Foundation’s Federal Identification Number is 94-1191246.

 

On September 11, 2018 in San Francisco, The Asia Foundation honored His Excellency Ban Ki-moon for his significant leadership in international development; the legacy of Chang-Lin Tien; and the 2018 Asia Foundation Development Fellows. Award-winning broadcast journalist Sydnie Kohara emceed the evening’s program, “Leaders on the Frontlines: Asia’s Leaders of Today and Tomorrow” before an audience of political leaders, philanthropists, diplomats, and executives. A brand-new film was screened that highlighted the Fellows’ work across Asia. The evening was supported by Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., Chevron, Amanda and David K. Chao Family Fund, Alibaba, H&Q Asia Pacific, and MasterCard.