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.