MISSION

to ADVANCE the NATIONAL VOICE and INFLUENCE of the Korean American community across the United States.

GOALS

to be the NATIONAL ADVOCATE for the KA community

to be the MEDIA POWERHOUSE that promotes our stories, perspectives, and thought leadership

to be the NATIONAL HUB that connects and mobilizes KA communities across sectors and regions

to BUILD BRIDGE spanning racial and ethnic communities

1.2M+

COMMUNITY MEMBERS
supported and impacted
by CKA initiatives
(2023-2024)

750+

GRADUATES of CKA-Sponsored LEADERSHIP TRAINING
(2011-2024)

1,000+

CKA-organized NETWORKING events & LEADERSHIP programs to EMPOWER our Communities
(2011-2024)

1,000+

Members, Community PARTNERS and Regional CHANGEMAKERS collaborating with CKA to STRENGTHEN the AAPI voice

500,000+

IMPRESSIONS of CKA’s digital messaging annually across LINKEDIN, META, X, and YOUTUBE

25+

U.S. STATES and COUNTRIES where CKA’s footprint is GROWING, including CA, GA, NY and Washington, DC + Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand and UK
The Council of Korean Americans (CKA) is thrilled to share the upcoming 2024 Envision Gala and Summit in our nation’s capital, Washington, DC. Taking place from the evening of Wednesday, November 13 to Friday, November 15, this premier two-and-a half day event will bring together trailblazers and leaders across America to celebrate and invest in CKA’s vital mission to empower Korean American leaders and communities that are thriving in different sectors and geographies.

 

The 2024 Envision Gala and Summit theme – “Building a Legacy of Hope” – pays tribute to the dedication and sacrifices made by today’s trailblazers in laying a strong foundation for a promising and vibrant future for Korean Americans. There is much work ahead as we rally together to continue to fight for visiblity, equity, and opportunities for our community while contributing toward shaping this ever-evolving nation and its democracy. Countless heroes from past immigrant generations alongside current second and third generations are making remarkable contributions through inspiration and generosity.

 

This gala will shine a spotlight on esteemed examples of influential Korean Americans who are truly making a national impact. Moreover, closer to home, the gala will continue the tradition to provide the exceptional opportunity to recognize our immigrant parents’ sacrifices while looking forward with hope towards an inspiring future for the Korean American community. This occasion will be a multi-generational celebration!

 

  • November 13: Night at the Museum with Korean Art- VIP Evening Reception at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art
  • November 14: Envision Gala – Building A Legacy of Hope at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel – Washington, DC
  • November 15: Envision Summit at Convene Conference Center – Washington, DC

The Council of Korean Americans (CKA) is thrilled to share the upcoming 2024 Envision Gala and Summit in our nation’s capital, Washington, DC. Taking place from the evening of Wednesday, November 13 to Friday, November 15, this premier two-and-a half day event will bring together trailblazers and leaders across America to celebrate and invest in CKA’s vital mission to empower Korean American leaders and communities that are thriving in different sectors and geographies.

The 2024 Envision Gala and Summit theme – “Building a Legacy of Hope” – pays tribute to the dedication and sacrifices made by today’s trailblazers in laying a strong foundation for a promising and vibrant future for Korean Americans. There is much work ahead as we rally together to continue to fight for visibility, equity, and opportunities for our community while contributing toward shaping this ever-evolving nation and its democracy. Countless heroes from past immigrant generations alongside current second and third generations are making remarkable contributions through inspiration and generosity.

This gala will shine a spotlight on esteemed examples of influential Korean Americans who are truly making a national impact. Moreover, closer to home, the gala will continue the tradition to provide the exceptional opportunity to recognize our immigrant parents’ sacrifices while looking forward with hope towards an inspiring future for the Korean American community. This occasion will be a multi-generational celebration!

  • November 13: Night at the Museum with Korean Art- VIP Evening Reception at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art
  • November 14: Envision Gala – Building A Legacy of Hope at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel – Washington, DC
  • November 15: Envision Summit at Convene Conference Center – Washington, DC

GALA & SUMMIT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Join us for these important, engaging events. Demonstrate your support for the CKA national community by sponsoring Envision Gala tables, Envision Summit panels, professional networking receptions, and more.

Your active involvement in these events is instrumental in advancing our shared mission and vision for the Korean American community, and it contributes significantly to bringing about a brighter tomorrow. We deeply appreciate your partnership and support in this journey!

GALA & SUMMIT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Join us for these important, engaging events. Demonstrate your support for the CKA national community by sponsoring Envision Gala tables, Envision Summit panels, professional networking receptions, and more.

Your active involvement in these events is instrumental in advancing our shared mission and vision for the Korean American community, and it contributes significantly to bringing about a brighter tomorrow. We deeply appreciate your partnership and support in this journey!

PAST HONOREES & VIP GUESTS

VISION FUND DONORS

Chairman

Eugene & Carol Choi

Peter & Jihee Huh

Michelle Rhyu
& Stephen Neal

Gideon & Susie Yu

President

Dow Kim Family Foundation

Leadership

Joseph Bae & Janice Lee

David & Lillian Chun

Michael Keyoung

Bill & Mary Kim’s
Charitable Fund

David J. Kim & June H. Lee

Yul Kwon

Brian Byun & So Yong Park

CS & Jin Park

Kee & Susan Park

Salle Yoo & Jeffrey Gray

Suzanne Yoon

Soo Kim Venkatesan

Contact us at ckagala@councilka.org for more information.
We look forward to seeing you on November 13-15, 2024

2024 ENVISION GALA STEERING COMMITTEE

Jihee Huh

2024 Envision gala co-chairs

Carol Choi

2024 Envision gala co-chairs

Sam Hyun

Steve S. Kang

Abraham Kim

Michelle Kim

Lucy S. Lee

Samy Montechristo

So Yong Park

Mihae Kim Stefani

Jerry Won

Regina Yoon

Contact us at ckagala@councilka.org for more information.
We look forward to seeing you on November 13-15, 2024

2023 GALA SPONSORS

Platinum
Gold
Leezie Kim &
Gary Restaino
Marie Oh Huber
in honor of Bonnie Oh
Soo Kim Venkatesan &
Debbie Leilani Shon
Sue & Randy Sim
Sapphire

Asian Pacific American
Leadership Foundation (APALF)

Bill Kim

Stephen Y. Park Group
at Morgan Stanley

Nassiri & Jung LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Jinhee & Joseph Kim

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Marianne Brackney

Michael & Sunny Yang

Paul Kim & Ellen Koo

Rutan & Tucker, LLP

Song United

Susan Kim & David Lee

Ruby

Bernard & Christine Moon

Citrin Cooperman

Edward Dhong

Goodwin Procter

InnovatorsBox®

Jaewoo Lee

Jeffrey & Mihae Stefani

Julie Kim

LeeToledo PLLC

Noona’s Noonchi, LLC

Signature Health Services,
Kebok Foundation

Stanley Shin

Tom & Anna Kim

Auction Sponsors
Gana Art

Park Dae Sung

evite
Community Sponsors

Paul Song

Bonhams Auctioneers since 1793-black
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