104% of $140,000 goal
2023 KKCS Annual Fundraising Gala
Friday, October 20th, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Reception begins at 6:00PM • Dinner & Entertainment from 6:30PM–8:30PM. Parking available nearby at 600 Washington Street Parking Garage and 40 Beach Street Parking Garage. KKCS students and youth will be taking the stage throughout the event with a variety of cultural performances!
Our Annual Fundraising Gala serves as our primary fundraising event to support our continued programming. KKCS relies on the support of our community and our generous donors to keep our programs accessible to the population we serve.
The full amount raised will be used to support our three core programs, which enroll approximately 350–400 students annually. This gives our students opportunities to engage in academically rigorous, physically engaging, and culturally enriching programs which they may not otherwise have access to.
You can support our event by making a donation, purchasing tickets & tables, or becoming a gala sponsor. You can also share this page with your friends and family to help us meet our fundraising goal!
Our Gala Honorees
Nick & Eva Chau — Passionate Community Leaders
For over 45 years, Nick and Eva have been dedicated to nurturing the Boston Chinatown community. Their service began in 1977 when they opened Tai Tung Pharmacy, a pivotal establishment offering essential bilingual services to the area's vibrant immigrant population. Just 7 years later, they expanded their contributions by founding Tai Tung Realty in 1984, furthering their commitment to the community's growth and stability. Through these avenues, the couple has done crucial work to ensure the health and wellbeing of our neighbors. Over the years, their active participation on influential boards within Chinatown — including ACDC, SCCHC, CNC, CCBA, BHCC Foundation, among others — has further demonstrated their love and commitment to the community.
Andy Wu — Dedicated KKCS Educator
With over 10 years of commitment at Kwong Kow, Mr. Wu has served in almost every capacity at our school. His journey began in 2011 when he joined the school as a teaching assistant through Northeastern University's work study program. Since then, his work has included after school teacher, weekend enrichment tutor, summer leader, and even administrative duties. In our after school program, Mr. Wu has primarily focused on nurturing the academic excellence of our 6th grade cohorts — a crucial age group, as they begin applying to Boston’s prestigious exam schools including OB, BLS, and BLA. With Mr. Wu’s experienced guidance and effective instruction, countless Kwong Kow students have been accepted into these schools. Over the years, his influence has led many of his former students to become TAs in his classes and others.
Kwong Kow Chinese School was founded in 1916 by Chinatown merchants, making it one of the oldest Chinese cultural and educational organizations in New England.
Our organization was founded on the mission of establishing an educational institution to help maintain Chinese heritage among those who have immigrated to the United States. For over 106 years, Kwong Kow has helped immigrant families assimilate into broader society while preserving their sense of culture and identity by providing quality, affordable academic and cultural programming.
We seek to continue serving families in Boston Chinatown and the Greater Boston area by ensuring our programs remain accessible to all. This gives our youth opportunities to engage in academically rigorous, physically engaging, and culturally enriching programs. In doing so, we aim to uplift our local community while sharing Chinese language, history, and culture.