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The Bow Tie Party: Our 2nd Annual Community Connections Event

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GAPA Foundation Presents

The Bow Tie Party

2nd Annual Community Connections Event


Save the date and join the GAPA Foundation for a joyous evening at the International Hotel, the cultural epicenter of San Francisco’s little known Manilatown and iconic landmark in the local API community.

Keep Saturday, October 18, reserved for us. We’re working on building a fun and festive night that will empower you to support this year’s GAPA Foundation scholarship recipients and grantees. Dress theme is simple – the iconic bow tie – and it’s open to interpretation.

An early thanks to Google for sponsoring this event. If you are interested in joining them as a sponsor, contact


2013 Community Connections

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CC2013PhotoCollageThank you for coming out and making GAPA Foundation’s annual Community Connections event at the Chinese Historical Society a huge success!!!  GAPA Royalty, Khmera Rouge and Sir Whitney Queers were our fabulous emcees. They kept the energy flowing throughout the afternoon and into the early evening.  Daniel Sudar, a rising Asian voice in American Apparel, added some sizzle with hunky models featuring his sensual underwear collection.  Lastly, the Foundation was able to showcase this year’s talented scholarship and deserving community grant winners. Past grantees, Trikone and the Dari Project, also shared their stories about the impact of being able to receive a GAPA Foundation Grant.  Special thanks to our Community Partners, Google and Max Muscle on Polk, who helped underwrite the event, allowing the Foundation to maximize dollars raised from individual donors to directly fund more scholarships and grants.

It was extremely exhilarating to see the outpour of community support and engagement.  A huge THANK YOU to everyone who made a donation. Your funds will allow GAPA Foundation to continue our mission to provide funds and leverage resources to empower the API LGBTQ community. Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!

Looking forward to connecting in 2014!