This is an exciting time for the USC Pacific Asia Museum. As you may know our historic home is currently undergoing a seismic retrofit and will be reopening in late 2017 with wonderful new exhibitions and programs for the community.

In the spirit of anticipation and enthusiasm for our Grand Re-Opening we invite you to mark your calendar for the Museum’s Gala on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at The Langham Pasadena.

The Gala Evening
Art lovers, donors, and collectors from throughout Southern California will gather to support USC PAM and the arts at The Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. The evening starts with a reception and silent auction, and continues with dinner and program. This year’s special guests include, indie music artists, Run River North, providing entertainment and USC PAM Celebrity Ambassadors, Hudson Yang, Ian Chen and Forrest Wheeler from ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat to assist with the Paddle Auction.


4:30 pm – Auction Preview & VIP Reception at Tadashi Shoji Lounge
5:00 pm – Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction Opens
6:10 pm – Ballroom opens and program begins

TO RSVP PLEASE CLICK HERE: (Code: pamgala2017)


Silent Auction bidding will begin at 5pm on Saturday, June 10th!

Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the USC Pacific Asia Museum operations and arts programming.

For more information contact: Helen van Driel at 626-449-2742 ext. 19811 or Kathryn Compton:

The USC PAM Gala Committee has generously offered their support for the event. Members include Edward Cai, Margaret Leong Checca, Dr. Oi-Lin Chen and Dr. Tei-Fu Chen, East West Bank, Marcia Anne Good, Howard and Norma Lee, Stephen Lesser, Kelly Sutherlin McLeod, FAIA and Steven B. McLeod, Mei-Lee Ney, Gayle and Ed Roski, Joan A. Payden, Dean Avishai Sadan and the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, Mrs. Joan Travis and USC Office of the Provost.

2017 Gala Sponsorship


Presenting Sponsor

Premier Sponsor

Legacy Sponsors

Edward Cai

Margaret Leong Checca

Marcia Anne Good

Howard and Norma Lee

Stephen Lesser

Sang Phil Nam

Joan Travis


Signature Sponsors

Georgie Erskine

Kelly Sutherlin McLeod

Mei-Lee Ney



Contributing Sponsors

Mi Ryu Ahn

Lenard and Kweesok Garrison

Simon and June Li

Jeff and Joan Palmer

Sue Tsao

Supporting Sponsors

Dennis and Cathleen Chuck

Carl and Lyn Cooper

Michael Felix

Miller and Jetty Fong

Rhonda and Clifford Lo

Toshie and Frank Mosher

Rod and Elsise Nakamoto

Jud Roberts

Elizabeth M. Short

Kay and Charles Song

Martha Tolles



Signature Sponsors

Robert and Judy Abeles

Bruce and Anne Blomstrom

Marilyn Brumder

Bruce Cristol

Brad Hanson and Rhett Judice

Ann Kneedler

Nancy Lan and John Hall

Allen Mercer

Ellen Palm-Leis

Docent Council

Kathleen Peck

Gail Werner

Wiss, Janet, Elstner and Associates, Inc.

Kim Wong

Phillip Yang