Thank You!

Chinese Mutual Aid Association would like to thank all sponsors, donors, silent auction donors, community partners, and attendees for making CMAA's 38th Annual Dinner a huge success!

Please check our 2019 Annual Dinner videos!

It was an exciting time for CMAA’s 38th Annual Dinner as our theme was “Celebrating 20 Years of Young Women Warriors,” in honor of our longstanding girls' mentorship program. For the past 2 decades, the Young Women Warriors (YWW) program has worked to support underserved girls of color aged 12-18 by fostering a strong, long-lasting support network of mentors and mentees.


The special event also honored our 2019 Mutual Awardees:

Visionary of the Year


Jessica Sarowitz

Managing Family Director of the Julian Grace Foundation

& Managing Partner for the Sarowitz Family, LLC

Visionary of the Year


Marjorie Moore 

Executive Board Member of the Julian Grace Foundation

& Chief of Asian American Affairs for the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services

Duc Huang Founder's Award for Immigrant Success:


Pallavi Verma

Senior Managing Director, US Midwest for Accenture

& Executive Board Vice President for the Accenture Foundation

CMAA is honored to be a 501(c)(3) community-based social services agency that providing essential services and programming for thousands of low-income and underserved immigrants from over 40 different countries. By empowering the community we serve, we help individuals of all ages overcome linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic barriers so that every person can achieve her or his “American Dream". 
For more information about CMAA's services and programs, we encourage you to visit our website, www.ChineseMutualAid.org
More about Young Women Warriors!

Young Women Warriors is a free, year-round mentorship program that connects young women of color to older, female professionals of color who can guide young women through their high school and early college careers. Pairing the mentees to mentors who are successful leaders and role models in the community, YWW works to help young women succeed academically and professionally. 100% of our mentees have moved on to higher education, going to schools such as UIUC and Yale.


Through the group mentoring program, the mentors and mentees meet twice a month from September to June for workshops and activities that encompass topics such as higher education, career growth, financial literacy, public speaking, voting, female health, self-defense and safety, and self-confidence. YWW has worked for 20 years to serve underserved young women of color and to foster a strong, long-lasting support network of mentors and mentees.



Thank You from our

Young Women Warriors!


Sponsors & Donors

Gold Sponsors

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Steve Hugh

Silver Sponsors


Sharon Hwang

Bronze Sponsors

Anny Huang

Aurora Austriaco

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Karen Eng

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Saadia Siddique

Watch our YWW Video that won Chicago Foundation for Women's Giving Tuesday Challenge in 2017!

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