Annual Gala 2020 (Virtual)

Trailblazer Honoree


We’re shipping the food and drinks to you. Hang out with Daniel Dae Kim, Jihae, and David Kim while enjoying a specially curated meal from Cote, a Michelin Star Korean steakhouse and artisanal, handcrafted makgeolli from Brooklyn brewery, Hana Makgeolli.

In order to receive the Cote steak dinner pack and Hana Makgeolli by the Gala date, and be listed on the program, please register and place your order by August 28th, 2020.

You are welcome to register and order after August 28th but your steak and makgeolli will arrive after the Gala date.


Saturday, Sept 12th, 2020
8:00 – 9:00pm


Private Link to Virtual Gala will be sent once you purchase your ticket


Daniel Dae Kim

Daniel Dae Kim continues his string of multifaceted and stereotype-breaking roles as an actor, director and producer. Prior to his seven-season portrayal of Chin Ho Kelly on “Hawaii Five-0,” Kim was best known for his role as Jin Soo Kwon on the hit TV series “Lost,” for which he shared a 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble, and was individually honored withan AZN Asian Excellence Award, a Multicultural Prism Award and a Vanguard Award from the Korean American Coalition, all for Outstanding Performance by an Actor. In 2009, he was recognized with the prestigious KoreAm Achievement Award in the field of Arts and Entertainment, and has twice been named one of PEOPLE Magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive.”


New York based artist Jihae was born in Seoul, Korea to a colonel/diplomat/Presbyterian pastor father and an opera-trained singer/chef mother who also wrote and illustrated children’s books. She grew up in South Korea, Nigeria, Sweden, and U.S. attending ten schools in 3 different languages by the time she became a teenager. After graduating from Emory University with a BA in Political Science, Jihae launched her indie record label/music for production company Septem and released her first album, ‘My Heart Is An Elephant’ in 2007 featuring collaborations with Lenny Kravitz and Michel Gondry.

David Kim

Violinist David Kim was named Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999. Born in Carbondale, Illinois in 1963, he started playing the violin at the age of three, began studies with the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight, and later received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School.

Year of the OX

Special guest Year of the OX performs "Grandmaster" and "Viral" at's 10th Anniversary VIRTUAL Gala on September 12th, 2020.

Hana Makgeolli

In 2020, we're celebrating 10 years of by taking our Gala virtual! We are thrilled to be partnering with Hana Makgeolli, an artisanal Brooklyn based brewery, to bring the Gala to you. Founder of Hana Makgeolli, Alice Jun, shares with you three unique recipes on how you can drink Takju 16 at home. Enjoy!

Cote Steakhouse

In 2020, we're celebrating 10 years of by taking our Gala virtual! We are thrilled to be partnering with Cote, NYC Michelin Star Korean steakhouse, to bring the Gala to you. Executive Chef David Shim shows you how to unbox this specially curated meal and shares tips for cooking the steaks at home.