Chinese New Year Party

About the Chinese New Year Party

Our Biggest Party of the Year is Going VIRTUAL!

Over 600 supporters of the Nathan Yip Foundation typically gather in Denver, Colorado for a memorable evening celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year.

This year, we are celebrating the Lunar New Year like no other. We’re going VIRTUAL! Ring in the Year of the Ox from the comfort of your home for a program filled with fun, entertainment, and heart-warming stories. Plus, we’ll feature a fully online silent and live auction, and will still ring in the fun with the traditional Lion Dance, Salad Toss, and more fun entertainment!

BONUS: Upgrade your registration to get a Party Box and/or Gourmet Chinese Meal to enjoy with the program!

NYF Chinese New Year

GOURMET MEAL
$75 per person
($60 FMV)
Help us support our small business partners and make your virtual party even more special by ordering a five-course take-out meal from Jing to enjoy at home! Must order by January 31, 2021.*

Course 1:
Good Luck Salad

Course 2 (pick one):
Hot & Sour Soup
Tofu Miso Soup

Course 3:
Vegetable Spring Roll
Edamame

Course 4 (pick one, served with white or brown rice):
Peppercorn Tenderloin
Thai Basil Shrimp
General Tso’s Chicken
Kung Pao Scallops

Course 5:
Petit Four

*All guests will pick up their meals from Jing Restaurant on Thursday, February 11th between 1 and 4 PM. Jing will also provide a 40% discount on any bottles of wine or sake purchased when you pick up your meal. CLICK HERE for their full wine list.

PARTY BOX
$125 Box for One
($75 FMV) | $200 Box for Two ($90 FMV)
Purchase a party box full of goodies and prizes and bring the fun of our party to your home! Local (metro Denver) orders only – must order by January 31, 2021.*

(**Two of each provided in the Party Box for Two)

For you:
Invitation code to Zoom After Party (immediately following the main presentation)
Red Envelope (instant game of chance, possibly containing a special prize)**
NYF mask**
Photo/selfie prop**
Chinese New Year blowout**
Chinese New Year head bopper**
Fortune cookie**
NYF magnet
Set of colored pencils (see below)

Teacher Appreciation Component (to be shipped to one of our rural teachers):
Card to color and write a personal message
Teachers will be encouraged to take a photo of their colored card (your art!) and share to our hashtag for a chance to a $100 Amazon gift card.
Origami paper (with instructions for you on how to fold a butterfly)
NYF mask
NYF magnet
$25 Amazon gift card
Pre-addressed envelope for mailing gift to your assigned/sponsored teacher

*Boxes will be delivered to your home prior in the week leading up to the February 11th program.



Would you like to donate an item to our auction?

CLICK HERE to fill out our auction donation form.

Meet Our 2021 Chair | Diana Backstrom

“It’s an honor to Chair the 19th annual Nathan Yip Foundation celebration.  2021 is the Year of the Ox, a symbol of diligence and persistence. Even though this is my second time as Chair, 2021 represents a significant first.  It’s our first virtual celebration but we promise it will be as fun, colorful and engaging as all the past celebrations. 

I’m a long-time Denver resident and graduate of the University of Denver.  I’ve been employed in biotechnology for more than three decades and most of my work has focused on making children’s lives better.  I’ve volunteered with many incredible nonprofits over the years but none have tugged at my heart as much as the Nathan Yip Foundation. The work that is done at the NYF is meaningful, needed and life changing for our next generation. 
 
The educational and related needs of  underserved kids may be greater now than in recent times due to the pandemic. Covid-19 has placed unforeseen challenges on school systems and families. With the funds raised at the Year of the Ox Celebration, the Board will carefully fund projects that are most in need. Whether you’re an old friend or a first time attendee, I would like to personally welcome you to this phenomenal celebration and to the family.”
 

Meet Our 2021 Honorary Chairs | Tai-Dan & Ding-Wen Hsu

Tai-Dan Hsu (pictured left), Ph.D., P.E., is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Founder, and a major shareholder of Pacific Western Technologies Ltd. (PWT).

PWT provides services in environmental and information management. Dr. Hsu has more than 30 years of experience as an engineer, senior manager, chief financial officer, and entrepreneur. As the CEO of PWT, Dr. Hsu directs strategic development and long-term planning, and is responsible for the supervision, direction, and management of all business activities. Dr. Hsu serves on the Board of Directors of various business, professional and community organizations. He is also a co-founder of the Hsu Family Foundation, an organization that promotes understanding and interaction among various cultures.

Dr. Hsu was born in Taiwan and graduated from National Taiwan University with a BS, and MS in Civil and Water Resources Engineering. He came to United States of America in 1975 and obtained his Doctoral Degree in 1978 from the University of Iowa.

Ding-Wen Hsu (pictured right), a native of Taiwan, is co-owner of Pacific Western Technologies Ltd. (PWT), a Colorado-based company established in 1987 specializing in information technology, program management and environmental/facility management services.

Ding-Wen is best known as the founding “mother” of the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, a unique event that allows the public the opportunity to enjoy Asian culture through visual, culinary, and performing arts, cultural education programming and athletic competition. Ding-Wen sees the festival as an opportunity to showcase the many contributions of the Asian American community and to foster the sense of pride among young Asian Pacific Americans.

Ding-Wen is the co-founder of the International Multi-Cultural Institute, a nonprofit private foundation with its goal to promote harmony, eliminate prejudice and discrimination, combat community deterioration and defend human and civil rights.

Due to her contributions to the community and success in business, in 2012, Ding-Wen was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. She also received the Civis Princeps (First Citizen) Award from Regis University, which is the highest honor the University bestows.

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Thank you to these sponsors who generously supported our mission and vision in 2021.

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