Asian Heritage Celebration Dinner

The IUPUI Asian Student Union (ASU) is hosting the 8th Annual Asian Heritage Celebration Dinner and your attendance is an essential part of this year’s success. We cordially invite you to join us for an evening of cultural awareness and an opportunity to network with organizations and individuals involved in the Asian and Asian American community. This year's dinner will be held on Sunday, April 14th at The Crane Bay (551 W. Merrill St.). Doors will open at 5:30pm and the event with start at 6:00pm. 

By honoring the Asian-Pacific American (APA) community, we are charing onwards with this important tradition of building stronger campus and community partnerships and networks. The mission behind this year's dinner is to honor and recognize our cultural roots, while also celebrating our unique and individual journeys in America by introducing this year's theme of "Our Journeys Evolve: The Soul of Our Identity." Our hope for this event is to foster a greater sense of pride in our identity and unity within the growing Asian and Asian American community at IUPUI. 

It is with great excitement that we welcome Steven Lim as our keynote speaker this year! Lim is a Chinese-Malay Midwest native who is an Executive Producer and host of Buzzfeed's viral Worth It series. Graduating in 2012 from Ohio State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering, Lim has become a recognized YouTube icon whose work with Buzzfeed has helped other APA individuals not only break out into the entertainment industry, but also break common stereotypes about Asians and Asian Americans. 

With your support, we can make this a successful event. Your contributions can continue this tradition of celebrating the APA community in the heart of Indianapolis. Attached is a list of the various sponsorship packages available to you. If you would like to contribute without the purchase of a sponsorship package, donations are also welcome and appreciated. Contributions to this non-profit dinner are an essential part of what we are trying to accomplish as an organization and community. Without your support, none of this can happen. 

Furthermore, we would like to make this event as accessible for as many students as possible to spread awareness of cultural diversity on our campus. Donors who purchase sponsorship packages may request that the tables purchased be donated to students. You or your organization may also choose to help sponsor a student table or tables. Individual tickets can be purchased here:

Sponsorship Packages

We offer a variety of sponsorship and advertisement packages to meet you or your organization's needs.
  • Platinum Level Package ($600): As a Platinum Sponsor you will receive the following benefits:
    • Full table (10 seats)
    • Full page advertisement in program booklet
    • Recognition token for being a part of the dinner
  • Gold Level Package ($550): As a Gold Sponsor you will receive the following benefits:
    • Full table (10 seats)
    • Half page advertisement in program booklet
  • Silver Level Package ($300): As a Silver Sponsor you will receive the following benefits:
    • Half table (5 seats)
    • Quarter page advertisement in program booklet



If you or your organization is interested in the souvenir program for the event,we also offer the following options to choose from:

  • Full page advertisement in souvenir program (5.5" W - 8.5" H) $150
  • Half page advertisement in souvenir program (5.5" W - 4.25" H) $100
  • Quarter page advertisement in souvenir program (5.5" W - 2.215" H) $75

Please provide all artwork for advertisements in high-resolution format (300 dpi- PDF files)
Artwork deadline: Friday, March 22, 2019

The purpose of the Asian Heritage Celebration Dinner is to support campus and community partnerships by fostering a greater sense of identity and unity. Even thought there is no single voice that represents the culturally rich and diverse Asian-Pacific American Community, the Asian Heritage Celebration Dinner aims at honoring the stores of each voice to create a lasting legacy of inclusion.

Previous Speakers

2012Ellen Wu
2013David Suzuki
2014Maria D. Beltran-Figueroa
2015Eliot Chang
2016Stephanie Camba
2017Steve Hosik Moon
2018Wesley Chan

For More Information, Contact:

Dr. Khalilah A. Shabazz
Director of the Multicultural Center

Madison Hincks
Chair, ASU Dinner Committee