The 2016 Asian Hall of Fame Celebration marks the 30th anniversary of the foundation and will be held:

May 14, 2016
6:00 P.M. Reception
7:00 P.M. Dinner and Program
Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Thank you for your support.

Our 2016 Honorees

Robert Chinn Foundation Hall of Fame 2016 Honorees

Honorees this year include outstanding Asian Pacific Americans:

Connie Chung (Television Journalist)

Bruce Lee (Martial Artist, Philosopher, Actor, Writer, Director, and Founder of Jeet Kune Do)

Major General Antonio Taguba (United States Army, Retired)

Kristi Yamaguchi (Olympic Gold Medalist; Founder Always Dream Foundation; Children’s Author).

Plus, with 2016 being the 30th anniversary year for the Robert Chinn Foundation, you will see a number of previous honorees in attendance!

Asian Hall of Fame

A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Last Year’s Asian Hall Of Fame Event!

The Asian Hall of Fame is a project of the Robert Chinn Foundation and was established in 2004. Asian Hall of Fame is a national recognition event for Asian Pacific Americans that honors achievements across industry and ethnicity with a national reach. The event not only honors achievements, it inspires the next generation and builds a national community of Asian Pacific Americans. The initial inductees in 2004 were Gary Locke, Former Washington State Governor and Ambassador to China; Rick Noji, Track and Field Athlete; Yuji Okumoto, Actor; George Tsutakawa, Painter and Sculptor; Z.Z. Wei, Painter.

Past Honorees Also Include

Nathan Adrian, Olympic Swimmer

Richard Cho, Pro Sports Management

Benson Henderson, UFC and WEC Champion

Carrie Ann Inaba, TV Host, Choreographer, and Producer

Jeanette Lee, World Class Billiards Player

Dr Connie Mariano, White House Physician

Norman Y. Mineta, Secretary of Transportation and Commerce

Betty Nguyen, News Anchor, NBC and MSNBC

Loida Nicolas-Lewis, CEO, TLC Beatrice

Apolo Anton Ono, Olympic Speed Skater

Grace Park, Actor, Hawaii Five-O

Manu Tuiasosopo, NFL Player and Super Bowl Champion

Teddy Zee, Hollywood Producer and Executive


Thank you to our Asian Hall of Fame sponsors who make the event a continued success.

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