Sunday, June 12, 2011

Refresh 2011 helps InterIM CDA Revitalize a Community

(Top to Bottom) Refresh 2011 Icon; NAAAP Seattle Board Member David Eam; Auction and Reception at Seattle's Downtown Grand Hyatt Hotel; NAAAP Seattle Board Member Kevin Chang and President Gil Gido with Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn.
Seattle, Wa - Thanks to dedicated staff, volunteers, patrons and sponsors, last night's InterIM CDA's 2011 Refresh Gala went without a hitch raising necessary funds to keep their mission alive. Executive Director Hyeok Kim said of the event appreciatively, "our work is due in part to the strong need for housing in the community. Thank you all."

In its four decade history InterIM CDA hasn't stopped to sustain and promote the vibrancy and cultural legacy of Seattle’s Chinatown/International District and the broader Asian and Pacific Islander community through affordable housing and community development. Projects include the Samaki Commons, both a transitional stop between homelessness and long-term housing as well as a refuge for newly migrated residents who need a sense of home while transitioning to American life.

Derek Wing co-emceed a program including a speech from Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and a video message from US Senator Patty Murray.

Doris Koo, former President and CEO of Enterprise Community Partners Inc was the first recipient of the new Bob Santos Leadership in Sustainability Award! She received this award for her nearly 30 years of experience in affordable housing and community development. She has been a highly successful developer, public agency administrator, and nonprofit executive.

Notable appearances were made by Jean Godden; Bruce Harrell ; Ruth Woo ; Uncle Bob Santos ; Sharon Tomiko Santos ; Larry Phillips .

Lastly, we'd be remissed if we didn't acknowledge Nancy Ko who led the behind the scenes logistics.  Nancy was a NAAAP Seattle Board member for several terms, serving as a Social Committee Chair, VP of Operations and then a Board at Large.  Thanks Nancy!

Best regards,

NAAAP Seattle Board

For more information on InterIM CDA, please visit their website:

InterIM CDA projects:


Event entertainment provided by Morning Star Korean Culture Center

Sponsors: Muckleshoot Indian Tribe (Platinum), JPMorgan Chase (Gold) ; Kantor Taylor and Union Bank (Silver); Marpac (Bronze)

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