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Asian Hall of Fame

Asian Hall of Fame elevates Asian excellence and serves a vital role in advancing Asian inclusive unity globally.

Asian Hall of Fame is the first global and the world’s leading organisation of Asian recognition, which works to elevate Asian excellence, promote racial equity, inclusion and seeks to strengthen, consolidate and ensure unity in diversity. Established in 2004 by the Robert Chinn Foundation, Asian Hall of Fame is grounded in the legacy of Seattle financial pioneer Robert Chinn who founded United Savings and Loan in 1960, the first Asian-owned bank in the United States, to fight economic racism against Asian families denied mortgages and small business loans. It advocates for 4 billion Asians, Asian American Pacific Islanders, native and indigenous tribes worldwide.

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Lifetime Achievement Award
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Maki Hsieh is the first Chief Executive Officer of The Robert Chinn Foundation, one of the oldest Asian family private philanthropies in America, that continues the vision of Robert Chinn for the betterment of the community. Through its grantmaking, the Foundation seeks to correct the undervaluation of Asians’ contributions in the United States and around the world and educates the public to create greater historical understanding about Asians, support youth education and early career development, and promote excellence, Asian art, and intercultural narratives.

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It’s one of the leading voices of Stop Asian Hate and in 2021 inducted ten distinguished honorees from the United States, Korea, India, Hong Kong, and Jamaica for their legacy, philanthropy, and advancement of equity. The Asian Hall of Fame fosters year-round programs to advance digital media equity and elevate Asian representation in national narratives. Since the rise of hate crime during Covid 19 the Foundation promotes advanced trauma recovery.

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EDM DJ Producer

In a collaboration with Robby Krieger from The Doors, Maki Mae launched the charity album “Seasonal Songbook” and had championed a larger than life campaign to Stop Asian Hate. The album, supported by the Asian Hall of Fame and Robert Chinn Foundation, has garnered two Grammy awards (Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album of the Year and also Best Pop Duo/Group Performance of the Year).

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California Chief Justice

The Asian Hall of Fame was established to educate the public about Asian contributions to the United States and the world, advance early-career development, and promote Asian artistic excellence and cross-cultural narratives.

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Asian women and girls are the majority of human trafficking and trauma survivors. Asian Hall of Fame fosters year-round support to help survivors receive mental health counseling, medical care, and social acceptance.

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Private Philanthropy Robert Chinn Foundation is one of the oldest Asian philanthropies in America and also oversees the prestigious Asian Hall of Fame, the world’s only pan-Asian accolade across all disciplines.

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The Robert Chinn Foundation Grant Program is established to promote and support programs of nonprofits devoted to art, culture, health, and youth development.

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Last Updated on 2022/01/21

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