MỸ GALA 2013

NATION’S FIRST VIETNAMESE-AMERICAN COMMUNITY CENTER TO CELEBRATE 2nd ANNUAL MỸ GALA

BOSTON – August 30, 2013 – Viet-AID, a non-profit organization in the Fields Corner neighborhood of Dorchester, will host its second annual gala event to celebrate the 11th anniversary of the Vietnamese-American Community Center (Viet-AID Center). Mỹ Gala is the culmination of decades of civic participation by Vietnamese immigrants and refugees who, since 1975, have worked to build a strong and active community in Boston. The gala will be held on October 5, 2013 from 6:00pm to 11:00pm at the IBEW Hall at 256 Freeport St., Boston, MA 02122. Last year, more than 600 people attended this event. Tickets are $100 per person. Special prices are available for students and seniors.

In Vietnamese, America is called Mỹ or beautiful country. The second annual Mỹ Gala “Growing Roots in Our Community” will celebrate how refugees and immigrants have found their American Dream and enhanced the lives of others along the way. It is an American tale of how America continues her great tradition of opening doors to strangers helping them begin new lives. It is a story of new and long-time residents of a city coming together to improve their neighborhood.

Mỹ Gala will be co-chair by Andy Davis, president of Carney Hospital, and James P. Collins III, president of New England Business Partners. This year we will honor Mr. Newell Flather, founder of the Gants Managers Advisors (GMA), and Ms. Nina Hang Nguyen, Esq., of HNN Law Office, PC for their outstanding contributions to the community. Our young leaders will also be recognized. There will be Vietnamese food, live music, and cultural entertainment by diverse talents from our local communities. We expect to have 500 Bostonians attending this exciting event.

The proceeds of the second Mỹ Gala will fund our family and youth initiatives including the After School Program, Summer Camp, Early Education, and Parental Support Services. More information about the event and the work of Viet-AID can be found at http://www.vietaid.org or by calling 617.822.3717×10.

About Viet-AID
Founded in 1994, Viet-AID is the first and only grassroots community development corporation in the U.S. founded and operated by Vietnamese refugees and immigrants. Located in Boston’s Fields Corner-Dorchester neighborhood, Viet-AID’s mission is to build a strong, contributing Vietnamese-American community in Boston and a vibrant Fields Corner. Viet-AID has developed 125 affordable housing units, 30,000 sf of commercial space, Viet-AID Community Center, Au-Co Preschool, family and youth programs, cultural and civic engagement initiatives. More than 50,000 immigrants & refugees utilize our services and program every years.

Contact
Nam Pham – Executive Director – Viet-AID
Office: 617.822.3717×13 or Mobile: 857.919.7153

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Mỹ GALA SPONSORSHIPS

ÂU CƠ SPONSOR – $15,000

Âu Cơ is the mythical mother of all Vietnamese people. It is also the name of Viet-AID’s bilingual preschool program serving diverse youngsters in Dorchester.

Âu Cơ sponsorship will include the following benefits:
Prominent corporate logo displayed on-site
Welcoming remark
Your corporate logo will be included on all print and digital marketing materials
20 tickets to the Gala
Acknowledgement at the beginning of the Gala
Recognition in our program booklet with a full cover page ad

LẠC VIỆT SPONSOR – $10,000

Lạc Việt is the original name of Vietnamese people. It is the name of our biggest affordable housing development and retail space that was built to be LEED Silver certifiable and Energy Star compliant, incorporating a number of sustainable and green features to lower energy costs.

Lạc Việt sponsorship will include the following benefits:
Your corporate logo will be displayed on-site and included on all print and digital marketing materials
10 tickets to the Gala
Acknowledgement at the beginning of the Gala
Recognition in our program booklet with a full cover page ad

DIÊN HỒNG SPONSOR – $7,500

Diên Hồng was the site of Vietnam’s first national referendum in 1284. It has become the symbol for unity of all Vietnamese people. It is also the name of the Center’s Great Hall, where all community groups in Dorchester can hold their meetings or events.

Diên Hồng sponsorship will include the following benefits:
Your corporate logo will be displayed on-site and included on all print and digital marketing materials
10 tickets to the Gala
Acknowledgement at the beginning of the Gala
Recognition in our program booklet with a full page ad

AN LỘC SPONSOR – $5,000

An Lộc means stability and luck and is the name of our newest affordable rental housing development, opened in July 2012

An Lộc sponsorship will include the following benefits:
Your corporate logo will be displayed on-site
10 tickets to the Gala
Acknowledgement at the beginning of our program
Half page ad in the program booklet

AN BÌNH SPONSOR – $2,500

An Bình stands for stability and peace and is the name of our first community garden.

An Bình sponsorship will include the following benefits:
Recognition as a supporter at the beginning of the program
8 tickets to the Gala
Quarter page ad in our program booklet

ĐIỂM HẸN SPONSOR – $1,000

Điểm Hẹn means destination in Vietnamese. Viet-AID strives to build a strong Vietnamese American community and a vibrant Fields Corner neighborhood that will become a diverse cultural and business destination.

Điểm Hẹn sponsorship will include the following benefits:
Recognition as a donor
4 ticket to our event
Listing in our program booklet

BẠN HỮU SPONSOR – $500

Bạn Hữu means friends in Vietnamese.

Bạn Hữu sponsorship will include the following benefit:
Listing in the program book.
1 Ticket to the Gala

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