For the 2020 Empower Award, CKA has chosen to celebrate the Korean American men and women who have stepped forward in both their local neighborhoods and on the global stage to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and support those impacted by the scourge of this crisis.
They are Korean American essential workers, healthcare providers, scientists, civic leaders, philanthropists, and business owners, serving faithfully and quietly with a heart of service. In the eyes of their community members, they are heroes.
All these individuals recognized this year were nominated by CKA members, supporters, and gala attendees for their heroic feats and achievements. By celebrating these few leaders, we also acknowledge that these individuals are only a small representation of the countless Korean Americans who are sacrificing and giving back in their neighborhoods, across this country and the world. We salute all of them and are proud that Korean Americans are making a difference everywhere, especially in these difficult times.