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2014 Asian American Heroes of Colorado


Now in our 6th year, we honor deserving members of the Asian American community, the unsung heroes, the shining stars, the selfless leaders at the 2014 Asian American Heroes of Colorado Awards Ceremony.

Young Hero Award (under age 35): Harry Budisidharta, Chinese-Indonesian American President of Mile High Japanese American Citizens League Colorado Super Lawyer – Rising Star

Ivy Hontz, Caucasian American Former Board and Secretary of Asian Chamber of Commerce 9Health Fair Site Coordinator

Peter Lee, Korean American The National Unification Advisory Council Volunteer for Korean Heritage Camp

Peggy Lore, Chinese American

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Success, University of Colorado – Denver

Former Director of Asian American Student Services

Nai-Li Yee, Chinese American Former Principal and Teacher at Colorado Chinese Language School Former Chair of Chinese American Council of Colorado

Lifetime Achievement Award: 

Frank Sakamoto, Japanese American

Board member of the Mile High Japanese American Citizens League

Japanese American Association of Colorado


Each hero will be presented a certificate of recognition and be featured in the May cover story of Asian Avenue magazine. There are two special awards: Lifetime Achievement Award and Young Hero Award (under age 35).

Each selected hero will be presented a certificate of recognition and be featured in the May cover story of Asian Avenue magazine. There are two special awards: Lifetime Achievement Award and Young Hero Award (under age 35).


Award Ceremony + Brunch: Saturday, May 24, 2014 | 10:00am to 12:00pm Empress Seafood Restaurant 2825 W Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80219

Master of Ceremonies: Chris Jose, FOX31-KDVR

Cost: $25/Person and $15/Student or Senior

PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE EVENT HERE!

If you prefer to mail a check, please download this form here! Send the form along with a check payable to CACEN to: CACEN | PO Box 221748 | Denver, CO 80222


Each year, heroes are selected by a committee comprised of members from OCA Colorado, Asian Chamber of Commerce, Asian Avenue magazine, Mile High Japanese American Citizens League, Colorado Asian Pacific Youth Association, Asian Pacific Development Center, Colorado Asian Culture and Education Network, and National Association of Asian American Professionals – Colorado, Asian American Journalists Association and Theatre Espirit Asia.

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