Vision 2021: Moving Forward

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual Event – Free Registration!

Join us for an evening of inspiration, community-building, and fundraising as we share our hopes and dreams for the new year. Don’t miss your opportunity to bid on a suite of auction items just in time for the holidays, including Asian-fusion dinner packages, decadent desserts, artwork, and many more. 

Besides the fun, we also have a special keynote speaker from KGW-TV, Christine Pitawanich, who will share stories from the field and discuss leadership in a time of misinformation.

About Christine Pitawanich:
Christine Pitawanich has been working in local TV news for nearly a decade. She is currently a reporter and fill-in anchor for KGW-TV on channel 8. She joined the team in 2015. Prior to that, she worked as a reporter and main anchor for KOBI-TV NBC 5 News in Medford, Oregon. During the pandemic she has mostly covered stories on the impact of COVID-19 on education and also covered the Beachie Creek Fire that swept the Santiam Canyon destroying homes and businesses in early September. She is always open to hearing from her community about issues they feel are newsworthy, so feel free to contact her if you’d like to discuss any ideas.

With your loyal support, API Forward can continue to develop more conscientious, strong, and compassionate leaders at a moment when our mission is more vital than ever. Your generosity will also allow us to raise the $5,000 necessary to make the 2021 FLP program a success. Now and always, thank you for the impact you make possible.


5th Annual Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration

Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Time: 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual Event – Free Registration!


Please join API Forward for the 5th annual Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration on September 2, 2020, from 5-6 p.m. This event honors our diverse community and raises funds to educate local students and young professionals of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to become leaders in our community.

The virtual event is FREE to attend. It will be a chance for you to learn about the impact API Forward has had on the community. In addition to being a celebration of the Asian and Pacific Islander culture, you will:

  • Meet current and past students in our Forward Leadership Program.
  • Hear from community leaders about the importance of advancing API leadership.
  • Get to bid on delicious silent auction items.

Thank you for creating a more inclusive and equitable society.

Thank you to our sponsor, Port of Portland.