Submit a Candidate for the Empower Award Today

Honoring an Accomplished Leader Who Displays Great Leadership and Service

CKA invites you to help us identify the numerous unsung heroes who have served, innovated, and supported communities across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please carefully read the requirements below to learn how to nominate a local hero.

A committee will review each nomination, and several individuals will be selected to be honored at our virtual gala in our Empower Hero Tribute. Due to time constraints, we, unfortunately, will not be able to honor every submission. On our gala website, we will have a Hero Tribute page where we will display the names and photos of people’s names submitted.

Chosen nominees will receive a complimentary invitation to attend the gala event on Saturday, November 21, 2020. Contact for any questions.



  • This tribute is for Korean American individuals including, adoptees, bi-/multi-racial Korean Americans.
  • The nominating individual should know the person being a nominee.
  • Please include all information about the nominee, including contact information, high-definition photo, and a description of their work.
  • The selection committee will contact nominees who have been selected to be honored.
  • Although not required, we encourage nominating individuals to attend the virtual gala.