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It’s about empowerment.

Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) empowers Asian Pacific American (APA) communities to be civically engaged and politically active through leadership development and voter outreach, training, and education.

We know you share this vision. Be a part of the community. Your support will help build a brighter future!

CAUSE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible as permitted by the law. Tax ID: #95-4458597. CAUSE will issue a letter of contribution for all contributions, no matter what size, for tax filing purposes.

24th Annual Gala

“Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders”

As one of the leading organizations serving the civic needs of the APA community in the Greater Los Angeles area, the CAUSE Annual Gala is the premier APA event for those interested in politics and community. 500 guests are expected to attend this year, including the most prominent leaders in the corporate, legal, and political communities in the country.

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.

Meet 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

Assemblyman Anthony Rendon of Lakewood, left, gets a smile from his wife, Annie Lam, after the votes were cast electing him as the next Assembly speaker, Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif.  Rendon will formally take over leadership of the chamber starting in March. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

The Honorable Anthony Rendon

70th Speaker of the California State Assembly

Annie V. Lam

Principal, Lam Consulting Group

Community Championship Award

CCF 2015 Staff Photos at the JPC in Los Angeles, CA

John E. Kobara

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, California Community Foundation

Corporate Citizenship Award

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Patrick Niemann

Managing Partner, Ernst & Young-Greater Los Angeles


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