Timeline & Achievements

2009 – Released the award-winning feature documentary, Operation Babylift: The Lost Children of Vietnam, which screened at over a dozen festivals and won 2 awards.

2010 – Created the Artistic Scholarship fund to support Asian American students pursuing a degree in the arts.

2011 – Distributed nearly $10,000 for orphanage aid and outreach programs, gave $2,000 Artistic Scholarships to two exemplary students and raised more than $20,000 at Fashion for a Passion, which over 300 guests attended.

2012 – Provided $13,500+ of aid to half a dozen orphanages in Vietnam and Thailand; awarded $2000 in Artistic Scholarships; gave $900 in scholarships for young adoptees to attend culture camp;, selected our first recipient for the $5,000 Sunna Lee Leadership Scholarship; and raised $30,000 net at Fashion for a Passion, hosting 400 guests.

2013 – Hosted outreach events Groundbreakers Speak and Fashion for a Passion, provided $18,000 in aid to orphanages in Vietnam and Thailand, awarded $5,000 in Artistic Scholarships to five high school seniors and $1,000 in heritage/culture camp scholarships to ten young adoptees; gave almost $1,000 to disaster relief; and raised nearly $45,000.

2014 – Hosted our first-ever all-female panel at Groundbreakers Speak; raised more than $35,000 net and hosted a record 450 guests at Fashion for a Passion; raised more than $50,000 through our Dine for a Cause and shopping partners; gave nearly $20,000 to orphanages in Vietnam and Cambodia; awarded an unprecedented ten artistic scholarships to high school, undergraduate and graduate students; and provided $1,000 in Culture/Heritage Camp Scholarships to ten young adoptees across the country.

2015 – Included more than $30,000 in support to orphanages and underprivileged children in the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam; hosted our most inspirational Groundbreakers Speak yet in conjunction with the NAAAP National Convention hosted in Dallas for the first time ever; raised a net $43,000 through Fashion for a Passion to a sold-out audience; awarded $10,000 in Artistic Scholarships, including two new #LiveLikeLyly Memorial Scholarships, and $1,000 in Heritage/Culture Camp Scholarships; and received $5,000 from the Dallas Women’s Foundation’s Orchid Giving Circle to begin development of our next film project Light of Day in 2016.

2016 – Brought our 5th Annual Groundbreakers Speak to a national platform at the NAAAP National Convention in Las Vegas; hosted our 8th Annual Fashion for a Passion to an audience of 350 guests and raised a $26,000 net; partnered with restaurants and retailers to creatively raise money for our various causes, gave nearly $25,000 to our supported orphanages and underprivileged children in Vietnam, Cambodia, The Philippines and Thailand; awarded $11,200 in Artistic and Leadership Scholarships as well as $1,000 in heritage camp scholarships; attended Vietnamese Heritage Camp; participated in community festivals and began research for our next documentary Light of Day that will uncover domestic violence against Asian women and children.

2017 – Hosted our 9th Annual Fashion for a Passion to an audience of 350 guests and raised more than $30,000 net; disbursed nearly $33,000 in aid to our supported orphanages and underprivileged children in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and The Philippines, expanding from providing basic needs to uniforms, bicycles, coats, backpacks and glasses to give our children the needed tools and self-confidence to succeed; awarded $14,500 in scholarships to ten talented high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students as well as $1,000 in camp scholarships to ten young adoptees to attend heritage camp;  participated in Southeast Asian Pacific Islander Camp and film festivals to engage with our community and increase awareness of our causes and culture; released the trailer for Light of Day.