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About Ursula Liang...

Ursula Liang is a journalist mastering intimate storytelling in a wide range of media. She has worked for The New York Times, ESPN The Magazine, The 2050 Group, and currently freelances as a film and television director/producer and story consultant. After 19 years in the media industry, Ursula has made her debut as director of the award-winning feature-length documentary film “9-man”, uncovering an isolated and unique streetball tournament played by Chinese-Americans in the heart of Chinatowns across the USA and Canada. Ursula is a founding member of the Filipino American Museum and board member of the Dynasty Project. She grew up in Newton, Massachusetts and currently lives in the Bronx, New York.

Photo credit: Sigrid Estrada

About Helen Wan...

Helen Wan is the author of the novel THE PARTNER TRACK (Macmillan/St. Martin's Press), the story of a young Chinese American woman competing for partnership at a powerful law firm. The book depicts how race, sex, and class impact the corporate ladder. Wan's book became the subject of a Washington Post Magazine cover story, was optioned for television, and is now taught in colleges and universities. She is frequently invited to speak at corporations, universities, law schools, and leadership events around the country about diversity and inclusion in corporate culture, advancing the careers of women and people of color, and achieving balance between professional ambition and creative pursuits, particularly for Asian Americans. Before becoming an author, Wan was a lawyer practicing corporate and media law in New York for over 15 years, most recently as Associate General Counsel at the Time Inc. division of Time Warner Inc. Helen Wan was born in California and raised near Washington, D.C. She is currently at work on her second book.

Thought Leadership Award

Sing Tao Daily

Sing Tao Daily, the longest-standing newspaper in Hong Kong since 1938,

is internationally recognized as one of the world's most widely-read Chinese dailies. Over the years, Sing Tao New York has been keeping the New York community educated and well informed by embracing the ideals of a free and unhindered press, responsible in its reporting and in maintaining the integrity of its intended purpose. Sing Tao New York has won more than 18 important awards, including “Best Features,” “Best Article: Immigrant Issues,” “Best Article” Racial Social Justice,” “Best Article: Labor Issues,” “Best Overall Design,” “Best Photo”.


Chief Reporter Lotus Chau will be receiving the award on behalf of Sing Tao Daily. 



Thank You!

Thank you all for attending NYCCC’s 41st Annual Fundraiser! It’s been a wonderful evening having fun with all the families and friends of NYCCC.


Special thank you to the sponsors and donors:


Gold Sponsor



Jade Sponsors

Kristie Blase, Arnold Chu, Jackie Quan, Geoffrey Sant


Pearl Sponsors

Mark Low, Jim Flock


Silver Sponsors

Patricia J. Kozu, Grace Tsiang, Robert Ward, Jeffrey Lee


Auction Donors

Aspire Education, Broadway Comedy Club, Brooklyn Botanic Garden

David Yurman, Five Seasons Healing, Flushing Town Hall, Winston Chiu

Corky Lee, Justin Lee, Yiling Li, Ursula Liang, Zach Mo, Physique Swimming

St. Martin’s Press, Sutton East Tennis Club, Lanzy Xue, Vale Jewelry


The New York Chinese Cultural Center also greatly appreciate the generous support of 

384 Grand Street Housing Development Fund Company


Your generous support has made a real difference to our community and contributed towards the upkeep of our mission,

in providing a vital and cherished linkage between communities and across generations.








Inspiration Award

Ursula LiangFilmmaker & Director

















Achievement Award

Helen Wan, Novelist & Lawyer









































If you would like to make a contribution we welcome the generous acknowledgment towards the continuation and strengthening of NYCCC’s programs.


Please send in your payments and donations via check to:
New York Chinese Cultural Center, PO Box 612, New York, NY 10002


Alternatively we also accept donations online or PayPal payments to


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(212) 334-3764

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