On June 23, 2008, the CSEALKS organized a very successful fundraiser at OB Chicken Town, raising close to $20,000. Kwang Jin Kang of OB Chicken Town and Sarah Kim-Lee, fundraising extraordinaire, hosted the event. Not only did Mr. Kang volunteer his restaurant and staff, he also generously donated all proceeds from food and drink sales that evening.
The program was filled with inspirational and supportive speeches from the community. Jun Hyung Kim was a fabulous emcee. Ben Lickly impressed the crowd by giving his testimonial in Korean. Alan Tansman expressed his commitment to develop Korean Studies at Berkeley in his capacity as chair of the East Asian Languages & Cultures department.
The following represents a partial list of businesses and organizations that have made donations:
CA Kwang Bok Association
CHO ENT. INC
Global Children’s Foundation SF
Law Offices of Esra Jung
N.CA Drycleaners’ Association
OB Chicken Town
Silicon Valley Korean School
Todd and Eleanor Yun Fund
These donations are in addition to gifts we have already received from the following groups:
Contra Costa Korean Presbyterian Church
Edge Hair Salon
Korean American East Bay Chamber of Commerce
Korean Buddhist Temple Sambosa
If you happen to patronize these businesses or visit these organizations, please let them know how much we appreciated their support. For news coverage (in Korean) on the fundraiser, please visit our media links.