CPC Honors Essential Workers and DoorDash CEO Tony Xu at Annual Lunar New Year Benefit
For Immediate Release | March 26, 2021
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CPC Honors Essential Workers and DoorDash CEO Tony Xu
at Annual Lunar New Year Benefit
New York, NY - The Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC), the nation’s largest Asian American social services organization, celebrated the Lunar New Year to honor essential workers and Tony Xu, Co-founder and CEO of DoorDash, at CPC’s Lunar New Year Benefit on Thursday, March 18, 2021.
Given the challenging circumstances, CPC created an exciting alternative to its traditional gala – its first-ever virtual benefit! CPC’s Lunar New Year Benefit is its signature fundraising event, usually attracting more than 1,000 in-person guests including elected official, community and business leaders. Although we could not celebrate in the same way this year, nearly 500 guests were in attendance to honor essential workers tirelessly serving for our community during this unprecedented time while ringing in the Year of the Ox together. The event raised over $490,000 to support essential services for Asian American, immigrant and low-income communities.
US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer attended the event and gave welcome and congratulatory remarks. Over 13 elected officials submitted their greetings which can be viewed at https://www.cpc-nyc.org/events/cpcs-lunar-new-year-virtual-benefit, including US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, US Representative Grace Meng, NYS Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, NYS Senator Andrew Gounardes, NYS Senator John Liu, NYS Assemblymember Peter J. Abbate, Jr. NYS Assemblymember Ron Kim, NYS Assemblymember Nily Rozic, Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and NYC Councilmember Peter Koo.
CPC’s Honoree of the Year 2021 is Tony Xu, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of DoorDash, a technology company passionate about transforming local businesses and dedicated to enabling new ways of working, earning, and living. He remarked, “CPC’s mission to promote social and economic empowerment of immigrants and low-income communities is truly admirable and makes today’s honor even more meaningful to me.” Tony also announced the partnership between DoorDash and CPC to support New York City residents and small businesses.
“CPC thanks sponsors, partners, and supporters for making this celebration a success. During this turbulent time, the community’s support has enabled CPC to provide essential services to the most vulnerable. Tonight’s proceeds will help CPC address the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and promote a fair, equitable recovery for our community members,” said Wayne Ho, President and CEO of the Chinese-American Planning Council.
Watch the full benefit recording below!
About the Honoree of the Year
Tony Xu is the CEO and co-founder of DoorDash, a technology company passionate about transforming local businesses and dedicated to enabling new ways of working, earning, and living. Born in China, Tony came to America with his parents and grew up working in his mom’s restaurant. He started DoorDash to help small business owners succeed. Prior to co-founding DoorDash in 2013, Tony worked in Product at Square, led special projects for the CEO and CFO at eBay, and began his career at McKinsey and Company. He holds a B.S. with high honors in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.
國會參議員及參議院少數党領袖查爾斯•舒默參加了這次的活動並致辭。有超過13 位民選官員為活動送上了祝福,可以在https://www.cpc-nyc.org/events/cpcs-lunar-new-year-virtual-benefit上瀏覽。包括聯邦參議員 Kirsten Gillibrand, 國會眾議員孟昭文, 州參議院少數黨領袖Andrea Stewart-Cousins, 州參議員郭納德, 州參議員劉醇逸，, 州眾議員白彼得，州眾議員金兌錫，州眾議員李羅莎, 市長白思豪, 市公益維護官Jumaane Williams, 市主計長斯靜格, 市議長張晟及市議員顧雅明。
華策會2021年度風雲人物者是DoorDash的首席執行官兼聯合創始人Tony Xu 徐迅，DoorDash是一家技術公司，致力推動當地企業的變革，並實現新的工作，收入和生活方式。他說：“華策會的使命是促進移民和低收入社區的社會和經濟賦權，這確實令人欽佩，使今天的榮譽對我來說更有意義。”
“ 華策會感謝贊助商,合作夥伴和支持者使這次慶祝活動取得成功。 在這個動蕩的時刻，社區的支持華策會能夠為最弱勢群體继续提供必需的社區服務。今晚的收益將幫助華策會應對上升中的反亞裔仇恨罪案，並促進社區的公平和公正的復原。” 華策會總裁及首席執行官何永康說到。