Over 300 friends and supporters attended SEAMAAC’s Gala to help celebrate our 30th Anniversary and to honor
Unsung Heroine Anita Santos-Singh
For over 30 years, SEAMAAC has provided educational, social, and health services to tens of thousands of immigrant, refugee and native-born individuals and families in the Greater Philadelphia area. After three decades of service SEAMAAC remains true to our mission and has been continuously led by refugee leadership. Today SEAMAAC serves more than 20 distinct linguistic communities and have specific programs for women, children and the elderly. Because of the generosity of supporters like you, we can proudly state that 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of SEAMAAC’s founding.
We hope you enjoyed your evening with us and we look forward to seeing you again!
Onward to the Next 30…
Select Photos from the 30th Anniversary Gala
(more photos will be added to our website & Facebook page – visit us soon)
Jerry Blamoh Doe welcomes guests with soulful percussive beats
Lanica Angpak performs Robam Choun Por (Blessing Dance)
Anita Santos-Singh with Richard Liu & Thoai Nguyen
Hip Hop Heritage Crew
SEAMAAC Board of Directors & CEO
Contributing Artists to SEAMAAC’s 30th Anniversary Gala
Pictured from left Richard Watson, Harvey Finkle, Marta Sanchez, Fred Floyd, Shawn Theodore, Asake Jones, David Stephens, Toni Nash, John Abner, Rana Sindhikara, Amir Lyles, Gary Logan Bryant, Jeffrey Stovall & Phil B. Welcome.
(not pictured: Brian Bazemore, Gerard Brown, Corey Chao, Erica Cho, Mary Ebeling, Allan Edmunds, Gerry Givnish, Patricia Gunter, Lana Heckendorn, Betty Leacraft, Boone Nguyen, Nadine Patterson, Tim Portlock, Robert Pruitt, Paul Santoleri , Caroline Savage, Seitu Stephens, JJ Tiziou, Rea Tajiri, Sam Zolten)
Bollywood Dance by Dance Illusions
Gala Emcee Anika Hawkins from WPVI-6ABC Prepares for Program with Thoai
Event Photographer Vicky Faye Aquino & Ruben
David Stephens & Ezekiel Joubert
Joan May Cordova, Marife Domingo & Vicky Faye Aquino
Special Thanks to:
Brandywine Workshop, InLiquid Studio, Elsina Amedova, Lanica Angpak, Vicky Faye Aquino, Joanie May Cordova, Mike Donnelly, Anika Hawkins, Rodney Hayward, Nguyen Ho, Amy Jones, Ezekiel Joubert, David Moore, Boone Nguyen, Cam Hong Nguyen, Kevin Ramirez, Nicole Yarbrough and all the staff and volunteers for making this a successful community event
… And to our Generous Sponsors & Contributing Businesses…
We could not have done it without your support.
GlaxoSmithKline, Comcast, Health Partners Plans, Philadelphia Corporation for the Aging, Philadelphia Foundation, Turning Point for Children, Wells Fargo, AARP, Dole Fresh Fruit Company, Language Services Associates, Inc., Law Offices of David Piver, PASSi, Philadelphia Eye Associates, Replica Creative, Councilman Mark Squilla, Davis Trachtenberg, Galfand Berger LLP, Health Federation of Philadelphia, HIAS Pa, J. Freedley Hunsicker, Jr., James Roberts, Leeway Foundation, Lutheran Children and Family Service, Michael D. LiPuma Commercial Litigation, David Moore, O’Hara Ward & Associates, Paychex, Inc., PECO, Penn Medicine, PernaFrederick Commercial Real Estate, Philadelphia County Medical Society, Philadelphia Folklore Project, Public Health Management Corporation, Stockton Real Estate Advisors, LLC, Susan G. Komen – Philadelphia, Susan Kilgore and Veggie Lovers
American Sardine Restaurant, Balance Health Center & Yoga Spa, Doubletree Hotel, Eastern State Penitentiary, Francoluigi’s Pizzeria, Koliyan Cambodian Foods, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Word Art, Philadelphia Zoo, Pizzeria Pesto Restaurant, Shiroi Hana Japanese Restaurant, Skin Palette, South Philadelphia Tap Room, Ten Thousand Villages and WB Mason