The Asian Gala is an annual networking event which began in 2010. The goal of this event is to connect the many talented and gifted Asian American professions to the broader West Michigan commuinity for the purpose of creating more opportunities to contribute to the richness of West Michigan. Proceeds from these Asian Gala has supported the health and scholarship programs of WMAAA as well as other programs to address the needs of the Asian communities.
The event has featured keynote speakers:
2010 Doug DeVos, President of Amway
2011 David Van Andel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Van Andel Institute
2012 Rick Snyder, Governer of Michigan
2013 Birgit Klohs, President & CEO of The Right Place, Inc.
2014 Richard Breon, President & CEO of Spectrum Health
2015 Brian Walker, President and CEO of Herman Miller Inc.
2016 Bill Manns, President of Mercy Health, St Mary's
2017 Bing Goei, President and CEO, Eastern Floral and Director of the Office of New Americans