Event Details


Thursday, April 20, 2017

5:00 PM – VIP Reception

6:00 PM – Silent Auction & General Networking Reception

7:00 PM – Dinner Program

The LA Hotel

333 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

General Admission- $250 per person

Early Bird Special- 2 tickets for $450*

*Must purchase before March 20, 2017

Our Honorees

Our theme this year is “Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders.” As our country enters a new era of leadership, it is more important now than ever to empower the future leaders and change-makers of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. CAUSE will be honoring individuals and organizations for their leadership in enhancing the APA community’s civic and political empowerment.

Partners in Public Service Award

The Honorable Anthony Rendon

70th Speaker of the California State Assembly

Annie V. Lam

Principal, Lam Consulting Group

Community Championship Award

John E. Kobara

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, California Community Foundation

Corporate Citizenship


Patrick Niemann

Managing Partner, Ernst & Young-Greater Los Angeles

Parking & Directions


From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX):

Pass Terminal 7. Right lane to Sepulveda Blvd. and take 105 (Norwalk Fwy) East. 3. Proceed to 110 (Pasadena Fwy) North. Exit 6th Street off-ramp. Turn left on Figueroa Street.


From Burbank, Glendale, Valencia:

Take 5 (Santa Ana Fwy) South. Transition to 110 (Harbor Fwy) South. Exit Wilshire Blvd. off-ramp to 6th Street. Turn left on Figueroa Street.


From West Side:

Take 405 (San Diego Fwy) South. Proceed to the 10 (Santa Monica Fwy) East, and transition to the 110 (Harbor Fwy) North. Exit 6th Street and turn left on Figueroa Street.


From San Bernardino, Palm Springs:

Take 10 (San Bernardino Fwy) West. Proceed to the 101 (Hollywood Fwy) North, and transition to the 110 (Harbor Fwy) South. Exit Wilshire Blvd. to 6th Street. Left on Figueroa Street.


From Anaheim, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, San Diego:
Take 5 (Santa Ana Fwy) North. Proceed on to the 101 (Hollywood Fwy) North. Right lane to 110 (Harbor Fwy) South. 4. Exit Wilshire Blvd. off-ramp to 6th Street. 5. Left on Figueroa Street.


Please note that Figueroa is a one-way street.

Valet parking at the hotel is available for $15.

Alternatively, guests may park at the World Trade Center for $9*:

350 Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
* Rate applies after 4:30 PM

Thank you to our sponsors!

Not only is the gala a celebration and recognition of the individuals and organizations that have made an impact in our community, it is also a way for CAUSE to raise funds for its many programs and services, which include non-partisan voter outreach / training / education and leadership development programs. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the 24th CAUSE Annual Gala, download the Sponsorship Packet below.