The Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC), the nation’s largest Asian American social services organization, celebrated its 57th anniversary and the Year of the Tiger at CPC’s Lunar New Year Virtual Benefit on Thursday, March 10, 2022.
In consideration of safety and concern about COVID-19, CPC held its 2022 Virtual Benefit, streamed live on March 10th at 6pm. Although we could not celebrate in person this year, nearly 300 guests were in attendance to recognize our committed community partners and to honor Mannings Surgical Supplies and Confucius Pharmacy and GrowNYC with Community Service Awards.
This year’s theme was “Building Relief, Recovery, and Resilience” – a statement that reflects CPC’s commitment to advance and transform lives. In the past year, CPC has served over 125,000 New Yorkers from low income and immigrant communities. The event raised over $480,000 to support essential services and to address our community members’ health, economic, and safety needs.
US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, NYS Governor Kathy Hochul, NYC Mayor Eric Adams and NYC Council Speaker Adrienne Adams attended the event and gave welcome and congratulatory remarks. Over 29 elected officials submitted their greetings which can be viewed at http://www.cpc-nyc.org/events/cpcs-57th-annual-lunar-new-year-virtual-benefit, including US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, US Representative Grace Meng, NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, NYS Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, NYS Senator Leroy Comrie, NYS Senator Andrew Gounardes, NYS Senator Gustavo Rivera, NYS Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, NYS Assemblymember Peter J. Abbate, Jr., NYS Assemblymember Edward C. Braunstein, NYS Assemblymember Richard Gottfried, NYS Assemblymember Andrew D. Hevesi, NYS Assemblymember Nily Rozic, NYC Comptroller Brad Lander, NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, NYC Councilmember Alexa Avilés, NYC Councilmember Linda Lee, NYC Councilmember Julie Menin, NYC Councilmember Francisco Moya, NYC Councilmember Keith Powers, NYC Councilmember Carlina Rivera, and NYC Councilmember Sandra Ung.
“CPC thanks sponsors, partners, and supporters for making this celebration a success. During this challenging time, the community’s support has enabled CPC to strengthen essential services to the most vulnerable and to promote a fair, equitable recovery for Asian American community. Tonight’s proceeds will help CPC build relief, recovery and resilience for our communities.” said Wayne Ho, President and CEO of the Chinese-American Planning Council.