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Beyond Essential

CMAA's 39th Annual Gala

November 12th, 2020

At this year’s virtual Annual Gala, “Beyond Essential,” we highlighted CMAA’s COVID-19 relief efforts and recognized the essential work of CMAA’s Community Care Program (CCP).


Thank You for Attending!

Chinese Mutual Aid Association would like to thank all sponsors, donors, community partners, and attendees
for making CMAA's Virtual 39th Annual Gala a huge success!
In case you missed it, check out the recording of this year's Annual Gala below!

What happened?

At CMAA's 2020 virtual Annual Gala, “Beyond Essential,” we highlighted CMAA’s COVID-19 relief efforts and recognized the essential work of CMAA’s Community Care Program (CCP). Despite the pandemic and its risks, our courageous home-care aides continue to work in person every day in order to provide the excellent, culturally competent and crucial in-home caregiving services that our homebound elderly and disabled clients rely on to live independently. Despite the prolonged and challenging times in which we find ourselves, there is still much to celebrate about our community and its perseverance. At our 39th Annual Gala we commemorated the accomplishments of these caregivers and our CCP from our incredible awardees, to our essential home care aides themselves.

Please enjoy our 2020 Annual Gala videos highlighting our services and our Annual Gala awardees!

How can I support CMAA?

Consider donating to Chinese Mutual Aid Association online here! When you donate to us, you change lives. Your support goes towards empowering low-income refugees and immigrants. 

Another way that you can help support Chinese Mutual Aid Association events is sponsorship! Every year CMAA partners with amazing organizations to sponsor our Annual Gala. When your organization sponsors with CMAA, you will have opportunities for marketing, branding, speaking and free tickets to CMAA events! If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring, Sponsor with us today!

2020 Annual Gala Mutual Awardees

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Visionary of the Year

State Senator Ram Villivalam

Illinois State Senate, 8th District

Community Partner Award

Duc Huang Founder's

Award for Immigrant Success

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Erikka Wang


Co-Founder and Co-Owner

Special Guests

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Cate Cauguiran

Boy Rose

Joanie Lum

ABC 7 News Reporter

Gala MC

Singer & Musician

National Anthem Singer

Fox 32 News Reporter

Fireside Chat Interviewer


Lauren Tom


Fireside Chat Interviewee

Sponsors & Donors

Diamond Sponsor


Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsor

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Bronze Sponsors

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Friend of CMAA Sponsors

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