Destination Wealth Management Announces Platinum Sponsorship of the 2017 Asian Pacific Fund Annual Gala

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As part of their community efforts, Destination Wealth Management continues to work with individuals and groups that make a difference in their community.

Destination Wealth Management is a San Francisco Bay Area-based independent money management firm that provides fee-based wealth management services to institutional investors and individual investors. They announced today it will be a Platinum sponsor of the Asian Pacific Fund’s 2017 Annual Gala ( The gala will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco.

“We believe it is important to help others in our community and is a key foundational value of Destination Wealth Management. We are honored to share in the mission of the Asia Pacific Fund as we seek to serve those in distress.”, CEO Michael Yoshikami stated in describing DWM involvement in the APF Gala.

The Asian Pacific Fund’s Annual Gala is the Fund’s largest fundraising event. For nearly 25 years, the gala has been an exceptional gathering of over 400 Asian and Pacific Islander (API) business leaders. A key feature of the gala is the Leadership in Philanthropy Award. Each year, the Fund’s Board of Directors selects an individual or group of individuals who have achieved significant success in their field while also making a difference by giving back. Past award recipients have included: bestselling author, Amy Tan; YouTube Co-Founder, Steve Chen; Yahoo! Co-Founder, Jerry Yang; and San Francisco 49ers Co-Owner, Gideon Yu.

This year’s honoree is Minami Tamaki LLP. For more than 40 years, Minami Tamaki LLP has been a trailblazer in legal services and civil rights on behalf of the Asian American community. The firm made history by reopening the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, Korematsu v. the United States, and overturning the conviction of Fred Korematsu. The outcome led to reparations for interned Japanese Americans. The firm’s partners are equally known for helping found the Asian Law Caucus and the Asian Law Alliance as part of their ongoing mission to promote, advance, and represent the basic human, legal and civil rights of Asian Pacific Islander communities and beyond.

“Now more than ever, the Bay Area’s API community confronts unprecedented challenges,” said Audrey Yamamoto, President & Executive Director, Asian Pacific Fund. “The support of sponsoring partners like Destination Wealth Management contributes to our efforts to address the hidden needs of the most vulnerable in our community and helps our 70+ community affiliates to survive and thrive in these uncertain times.”

APIs are often represented as being socioeconomically successful and hard-working, feeding into the myth of the “model minority.” This myth masks the needs of the 50+ ethnic groups under the API umbrella, including high poverty rates, lack of access to English language services, and growing unemployment. These needs are further compounded by the recent finding of increased anti-Asian hate violence post-November election, which has crept up to levels not seen since the aftermath of 9/11.

About The Asian Pacific Fund: The Asian Pacific Fund is a San Francisco-based community foundation dedicated to improving the lives of Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the Bay Area. The Fund mobilizes philanthropic giving from donors, supports organizations that serve the most vulnerable and raises awareness about pressing community needs. For more information, visit their website at

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