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Expanding Opportunities

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The Asia Foundation’s 60th Anniversary Gala Dinner


The Ferry Building
San Francisco

Gala Chairs
Judith F. Wilbur
Timothy Kochis

Honorary Chairs
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Honorable George P. Shultz

The Asia Foundation improves lives and helps societies flourish. Guided by a vision for a peaceful, just, and thriving Asia, we are marking our 60 years by initiating a year-long, global conversation on the critical issues facing Asia today. The 60th Anniversary Gala—The Asia Foundation’s first major fundraising event in San Francisco—will commemorate six decades of addressing the critical issues in Asia.

6:30 p.m.  Cocktail Reception
7:30 p.m.  Dinner and Program

Gourmet Dinner provided by Paula LeDuc Fine Catering

Black Tie or Asian Festive Attire

Valet Parking Provided

Tickets will not be mailed. RSVPs will be held at registration.


Lead Corporate Sponsor

Charles Schway








Charles Schwab & Co. is proud to support The Asia Foundation for its efforts contributing to progress and stability in Asia.


60th Anniversary Global Sponsors

Chien Lee and Kitty Chou
Thomas P. and Shelagh Rohlen
Judith F. Wilbur


Golden Benefactors

Franklin Templeton Investments





Fiduciary Trust International










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William H. Draper, III and Phyllis Draper
Stephen and Maria Kahng
Bill S. and Mary Kim
S. Timothy Kochis and Penelope Wong
Janet and Clint Reilly



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Michael H. and Bonny Armacost
David D. and Sherry Arnold
Alexander D. and Connie Calhoun
William H.C. and Diana Chang
Jared Frost
Meredith Ludlow and Marc Teillon
Masako and James Shinn
Suzanne E. Siskel and Peter Gajewski
Mary and Paul S. Slawson


Special Honoree

The Merali Foundation


Special Thanks

Rancho Sisquoc Winery












Thank you for your interest in The Asia Foundation’s 60th Anniversary Gala Dinner.

Table sponsorships and individual ticket sales are no longer available for purchase online.

Seating availability is extremely limited. For inquiries on the Gala or how you might participate as a donor, please contact Erica Kesel, Director of Individual Giving, Resource Development, at 415.743.3366 or

For more information about how you can help, information can be found here.



The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

All net proceeds from The Asia Foundation’s 60th Anniversary Gala: Improving Lives, Expanding Opportunities will be earmarked for the Foundation’s permanently restricted fund. This brand-new fund is designed to provide general support for The Asia Foundation and will ensure that The Asia Foundation’s work on the ground in Asia—enhancing civil society, empowering women, and promoting good governance and the rule of law—will continue, and will contribute to a peaceful, just, and thriving future.

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