About the Gala

The Building Bridges Gala is an opportunity for KACF to honor individuals for their exemplary accomplishments and contributions to the community, highlight the progress and milestones we’ve reached as an organization, and to celebrate with our friends and supporters.

In its first two years, the gala has drawn dignitaries such as UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg; leading corporate figures such as Samsung Electronics CEO Dong Jin Oh, Citi Senior Vice Chairman Bill Rhodes, People Magazine executive editor Jeannie Park; and popular media personalities such as MTV’s SuChin Pak, ABC News’ Liz Cho and ESPN’s Michael Kim.

The overwhelmingly positive response from guests and tremendous outpouring of support resulted in two hugely successful galas that have exceeded even our own expectations. We are encouraged and inspired to continue our work in the community and to create an even more memorable gala this year. We look forward to seeing you there.

Gala Co-Chairs

Kyung Yoon
Sarah Chung
Sung Chul “Sonny” Whang

evening program

    • 6:00PM – 7:00PM
    • Cocktail Reception
    • 7:00PM – 9:30PM
    • Dinner Program and Awards Ceremony

Attire: Black Tie Optional
Venue: Grand Hyatt New York


Grand Hyatt New York
109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Station

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benefit committee

  • Benefit Committee Co-Chairs

    Tony Lee & Rex Chung
    • James & Minyoung Chang
    • Alex & Margaret Chi
    • James R. Cho
    • Harold & SooMi Cho
    • Mingi & Heather Choi
    • Amy Ahn & John Chough
    • Jin S. Chun
    • David C. Chung
    • Sarah Chung
    • David Han
    • Patricia Han
    • Mun & Laura Hong
    • Tom Hong
    • Okhee & Yonghee Hyon
    • David Joo
    • Bomsinae & Jeen Kim
    • Christopher Kim
    • Mark & Yekyu Kim
    • Nick Kim
    • Peter & Jean Kim
    • Bobby Kwak
    • Edmund & Susan Kwan
    • Tom Kwon
    • Amy & Sung Lee
    • Do-Yeong Hwang & Jinyoung Lee
    • Gina Sohn & Gregory Lee
    • Joseph Bae & Janice Lee
    • Jason Lee
    • Joey Lee
    • Sang Lee
    • Young Lee
    • Taeja Kim Lee
    • John Limb & Judy Hong
    • Junho Moon
    • Karen Na
    • Suok & Brigette Noh
    • Jung Lee & Andrew Sanders
    • Jeff Seo
    • Edward Shin
    • Yong T. Shin
    • Wohan Song
    • Sarah BJ Sung
    • Kyung Yoon & George Wang
    • Jun Chul Whang
    • Sung Chul & Susan Whang
    • James Wohn
    • Steven Yang
    • David Eun & Rochelle Yu
    • Sungno Yun