After a pleasant cocktail hour with accompaniment by the Korean Youth String Ensemble, the main event, which more than 300 Korean Americans attended, started with a rendition and collective singing of the American and Korean Anthems.
KCCP owes Co-emcees, Ms. Ja Kyung Ahn and Dr. Chris Choi many thanks for leading the gala flawlessly in both English and Korean. Mr. Choong Baik, the current KCCP president, delivered a thank-you message to all sponsors who supported KCCP and pledged that KCCP will work hard to achieve its visions.
This year Mr. Jae Huk Ryu and Jonathan Sohn received the KCCP Certificate of Appreciation. Also there was a presentation by Architect Mr. Jae Hak Chung, featuring KCCP’s near future community Center. Mr. Timothy Haahs, keynote speaker, gave an inspiring speech, emphasizing the importance of sharing to make better society.
The music performance was one of the featured program, which was authentic Korean traditional music and dance by the Asian American Arts Center, which is located in Washington D.C.
The Gala ended at 9:30 p.m. and everyone departed happily with the inspirational speeches, high quality entertainment programs, and abundant gifts.