CHSA Highlights in 2018

Dear friends,

As we continue to transition, 2018 has been an exciting year for CHSA. In March, we marked CHSA’s 55th year at our Chinatown: Past, Present and Future Gala where we inaugurated the Sarah and Phil Choy Community Service Award and posthumously honored both Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Rose Pak. In April, we launched production of the Ed Lee: The People’s Mayor documentary. The film is scheduled to be completed in December and premier February 2019. On December 1st our new exhibit, Towards Equality: California’s Chinese American Women will open in our Learning Center.

To help us close this year on a strong financial footing, we are writing to ask for your continued support. Your gift will help CHSA to explore new opportunities in 2019 to further our mission and,

  • create new exhibits and community events that will tell the story of Chinese in America,
  • establish a national network among the many historical preservation societies and museums in the country through which we can both share the unique and special history of Chinese in the San Francisco Bay Area and learn what trails the Chinese American diaspora blazed in the rest of the country;
  • forge a national consciousness of the contributions of Chinese to America.

We invite you to share our vision for CHSA and request your support – contributions and donations of any amount are welcome. Please consider a gift of $1,000 or more. Recognition of such gifts will be on a Digital Display. For $5,000 and above, you may have a message on a window tile on the Legacy Wall. You may donate online at or send contributions to CHSA: 965 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94108.

We are especially proud of CHSA’s role in bringing to light the untold stories, sacrifices, and triumphs of generations of Chinese in America, and we look forward to greeting the new year with a renewed commitment to CHSA’s future.


Jane Chin
CHSA Board Member and Interim Executive Director

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