Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund Volunteer Opportunity

Special Events Volunteer

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, founded in 1974, is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans.  By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.  For more information about AALDEF, please visit our website at

The Special Events Volunteer will assist in the planning, preparation and execution of our annual dinner gala and silent auction in February 2015.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· Assisting with sponsorship development and outreach, writing materials, managing and following up on reservations, ticket sales, and donations.
· Maintaining databases and files.
· Preparing and maintaining sponsor/donor solicitations and acknowledgments, mailings, and emails.
· Coordinating silent auction/raffle donations, including developing prospects, solicitations and acknowledgment, brochure and silent auction planning, and production.

Some fundraising experience is preferable. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required. Experience using Filemaker is a plus. Volunteers should be able to work 20-30 hours per week.  Flexibility with extra hours around the time of special events is necessary.  Volunteers must be available to work during AALDEF office hours (9:30AM – 5:30PM).  Position starts immediately and will conclude in March 2015.

Interested volunteers should submit a resume by Tuesday, September 30th, 2014.

Please send to:
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
99 Hudson Street, 12 fl, New York, NY 10013-2815
Attn: J. Weng
Or Email to: (write “Special Events Volunteer” in the subject line)

On June 26, 2014, the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of Jersey, Inc. (APALA-NJ) celebrated its 17th Annual Gala at the Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City, NJ with the theme “Celebrating 30 Years: Building on Excellence." 

Congratulations to APALA-NJ’s Honorees: Aney K. Chandy (VP, Labor & Employment Counsel, Toys ‘R Us, Inc., Eric G. Fikry (Partner, Blank Rome, LLP), and Grace H. Park (Acting Union County Prosecutor, State of New Jersey). AABANY also extends congratulations to the 2014 recipients of the APALA-NJ/APALA-NJ Foundation scholarships.

AABANY looks forward to working with the 2014-2015 Executive Board and congratulate them on a successful gala:

President – Jhanice V. Domingo, Counsel, Einhorn Harris Ascher Barbarito & Frost, PC
President-Elect – Theodore K. Cheng, Partner, Fox Horan Camerini, LLP
Vice President – Rachit J. Choksi, Associate, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader, LLC
Treasurer – Vik Jaitly, Associate, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
Secretary – Christine H. Kim, Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General