The 2017 Asian Hall of Fame Celebration is the pinnacle event of the Robert Chinn Foundation, taking place during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month:

May 13, 2017
6:00 P.M. Reception
7:00 P.M. Dinner and Program
Fairmont Olympic Hotel

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Our 2017 Honorees

Honorees this year include outstanding Asian Pacific Americans:

Johnny Damon (Former Major League Baseball Player, 2x World Series Champion)

Daniel Dae Kim (Producer, Actor – Lost and Hawaii Five-0)

Duy-Loan Le (Engineer, Texas Instruments Senior Fellow, Holder of 24 Patents)

Sonita Lontoh (Silicon Valley Executive, White House Global Entrepreneurship Summit, State Dept. TechWomen).

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 Include

Nathan Adrian, Olympic Swimmer

Richard Cho, Pro Sports Management

Connie Chung, Television Journalist

Benson Henderson, UFC and WEC Champion

Carrie Ann Inaba, TV Host, Choreographer, and Producer

Bruce Lee, Martial Artist, Philosopher, Actor, Writer, Director

Jeanette Lee, World Class Billiards Player

Gary Locke, Secretary of Commerce, Ambassador to China

Dr Connie Mariano, White House Physician

Norman Y. Mineta, Secretary of Transportation and Commerce

Betty Nguyen, Journalist

Loida Nicolas-Lewis, CEO, TLC Beatrice

Rick Noji, Track and Field

Apolo Anton Ono, Olympic Speed Skater

Yuji Okumoto, Actor

Grace Park, Actor, Hawaii Five-O

Major General Antonio Taguba, Retired, US Army

George Tsutakawa, Painter, Sculptor

Manu Tuiasosopo, NFL Player and Super Bowl Champion

Z.Z. Wei, Painter

Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic Gold Medalist, Figure Skating

Teddy Zee, Hollywood Producer and Executive


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