Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation

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Immigrant Heritage Awardees Recall Their Journeys

A record number of more than 360 supporters of AIISF came to the Intercontinental Hotel San Francisco on October 1 to celebrate the Immigrant Heritage Awards - AIISF’s annual fundraiser. They enjoyed hearing from the awardees, bidding on live and silent auctions, and winning raffle prizes. Along with short talks from AIISF board and staff, Amy Brees, Angel Island State Park superintendent, presented an update on what is happening on Angel Island and also helped auction a private tour of Alcatraz, where she was superintendent before coming to Angel Island.
 
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Honoring Immigrant Ancestors on the new Angel Island wall

AIISF and Angel Island State Park have some exciting news for the many people who were on the waiting list for the Immigrant Heritage Wall.  We are making room for you by constructing a new wall adjacent to the current Immigrant Heritage Wall. The wall extension will be 26 feet long by 3 feet high and have room for 102 plaques.  The majority of the plaques will be at the 7” high x 6” wide configuration and each plaque will cost $2,500.  Larger size plaques in the 14 ¼” high x 12 1/4” wide will also be available for $5,000.  The deadline for submitting your contribution will be May 30, 2012. We plan to construct this wall and hold a dedication ceremony in September 2012.
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Annual Gala Live Auction Package

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AIISF to Honor Immigrant Heritage Awardees on October 1

AIISF will celebrate its Immigrant Heritage Awards October 1 with our annual fundraising event, "Our American Journeys" at the Hotel Intercontinental in San Francisco. Previously profiled are honorees California Supreme Court Justice Joyce Kennard; Jewish Family and Children's Services; Andrew Ly of Ly Brothers Corporation/Sugar Bowl Bakery. This issue will complete our series, profiling May and Sinclair Louie, businesspersons and philanthropists; and Olympic Gold Medalist and president of the Always Dream Foundation Kristi Yamaguchi.  We will have fabulous live and silent auction prizes and a raffle - for more information on tickets or sponsorships, contact Grant Din at 415-262-4433 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Justice Kennard to be one of AIISF’s Immigrant Heritage Awardees on October 1

AIISF will celebrate its Immigrant Heritage Awards October 1 with our annual fundraising event, “Our American Journeys” at the Hotel Intercontinental in San Francisco. Our honorees will be Jewish Family and Children’s Services; California Supreme Court Justice Joyce Kennard; May and Sinclair Louie, businesspersons and philanthropists; Andrew Ly of Ly Brothers Corporation/Sugar Bowl Bakery; and Olympic Gold Medalist and president of the Always Dream Foundation Kristi Yamaguchi.  We will have fabulous live and silent auction prizes and a raffle.

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