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Los Angeles | May 12, 2018 | 6PM – 10PM | Wilshire Grand InterContinental Hotel

Lets Root for Each Other

INSPIRE included celebrations, performances, and awards featuring Korean American artists, designers, musicians, and athletes

  • VIP reception with award winners
  • International fashion show
  • Awards dinner
  • Musical performance

WHO INSPIRES?


Brian Lee

Brian Lee
Co-Founder
The Honest Company
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Megan Lee

Megan Lee
Actress
Singer/Songwriter
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Brian Tee

Brian Tee
Actor
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Danny Im

Danny Im
Singer, Television Host
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McKay

McKay
Singer/Songwriter
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Bobby Choy

Bobby Choy (Big Phony)
Singer/Songwriter
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Phillip Hyun

Phillip Hyun
CEO, Gamevice
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Chan Ho Park

Chan Ho Park
Professional Baseball Pitcher
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SJYP

SJYP (Steve Jung & Yoni Pai)
Fashion Designers
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Juli Kim

Juli Kim
Artistic Director, Choreographer, and Dancer
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Aimee Song

Aimee Song
Founder, Song of Style
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Skyler Griswold

Skyler Griswold
Humanitarian and Activist Speaker
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WHY INSPIRE?


CELEBRATION

INSPIRE honored all Korean Americans who create, who excel, who push themselves to live boldly and move those around them to do more, be more, give more to their communities, their country, and the world.

EXPRESSION

INSPIRE provided a platform to elevate Korean American excellence in design, performance, and sport and creates opportunities for meaningful engagement and expression.

FUTURE-FOCUSED

INSPIRE helped support the Council of Korean Americans’ national advocacy and leadership programs. CKA shared 50% of the net proceeds with additional organizations that benefit from local Korean American communities.

WHAT IS THE COUNCIL OF KOREAN AMERICANS?


Educates and advocates on issues of importance to the Korean American community.

Supports the next generation through internship and mentorship programs, preparing young Korean Americans for future leadership roles.

Celebrates the achievements of outstanding, influential Korean American leaders.

JOIN US IN THANKING OUR MEMBERSHIP AND STAFF

INSPIRE would not have happened without the leadership and effort of our membership.


EVENT CO-CHAIRS

Suzan Lee Paek

Suzan Lee Paek
Founder & Creative Director
Jessica Grant & Suzan Lee
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Jinhee Ahn Kim

Jinhee Ahn Kim
Co-founder & CEO
UYU Ltd
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HONORARY CHAIR

YoungSong Martin

Youngsong Martin
President
Wildflower Linen
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PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Gloria Lee

Gloria J. Lee
Partner
Rutan & Tucker, LLP
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Roy Choi

Roy Choi
General Partner
Knighted Ventures
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Inhae Yeo
Director
Oikonomos London Ltd
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Jennia Cho

Jennia Cho
Creative Consultant
CMQ Inc.
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FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

Alex J. Kim

Alex J. Kim
Managing Director
Old Mills Partners
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Joan Chu Reese
Director Growth & Giving
Vision To Learn
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PR & MARKETING COMMITTEE

May Lee
Correspondent
CGTN America
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John Brougher

John Brougher
Founder
Brougher Strategies
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GIVING COMMITTEE

John Lim

John Lim
Managing Partner
LimNexus LLP
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Kee Park

Kee Park
Paul Farmer Global Surgery Scholar
Harvard Medical School
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Jihee Huh

Jihee Huh
Vice-Chairman
PAFCO (Pacific American Seafood Company)
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Kenneth Kim

Kenneth Kim
Medical Director
Ark Clinical Research
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Paul Kim
President & Managing Member
Aventis Asset Management
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