Chinese New Year Party
About the Chinese New Year Party
Our Biggest Party of the Year is Going… Into the Wild!
Nearly 500 supporters of the Nathan Yip Foundation gather in Denver, Colorado annually for a memorable Chinese-themed evening celebrating the Lunar New Year.
This year, we are celebrating the Year of the Tiger with a wild jungle themed party and a program filled with fun, entertainment, and heart-warming stories. NEW THIS YEAR! We’re introducing a casino night! Join us for a family-style banquet meal including the kick-off Lion Dance and traditional Good Luck Salad Toss. As always, we’ll feature a silent and live auction hosted by former Denver Bronco, Reggie Rivers.
COVID Event Policy
In order to protect our supporters and the greater community, we are implementing a COVID policy for our 2022 event. All staff, volunteers, and event attendees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination* against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 PCR test** within 72 hours of the event. Additional details on vaccine verification and entry process are under development and will be communicated to our patrons in advance of the event.
*“An individual is considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. **Rapid antigen and/or home testing kit results will not be accepted for entry.
Stay overnight at the Grand Hyatt! Use our group code G-NATH for discounted rooms. Rates for Saturday, February 12, 2022 are as follows (must book by 1/14/2022) | Single & Double Occupancy: $129; Triple Occupancy: $144; Quad Occupancy: $159
Meet Our 2022 Chairs | Julia & Rusty Porterfield
Colorado natives Julia and Rusty Porterfield will chair the Nathan Yip Foundation’s Chinese New Year Party, taking place on February 12th, 2022.
Julia, a healthcare executive, and Rusty, a local mortgage loan officer, are honored to take a leadership role with NYF, an organization they feel strongly about. “Over the past few years, we have been in awe of the amazing education projects and support the Nathan Yip Foundation has provided in rural Colorado and globally.”
Rusty grew up watching his late grandparents, the Honorable Harry and Florence Ruston, as well as his mother Adrienne Ruston Fitzgibbons, support the Denver non-profit community. Over the last 10 years, Julia has sat on numerous local and national non-profit boards, chaired many large-scale social events, and has fallen in love with giving back to the community through fundraising.
Julia and Rusty were first welcomed to the NYF by Adrienne when she chaired the event in 2020. They were further romanced by the organization at the extravagant Singaporean Dinner from that year’s silent auction. Through casual conversation, Julia and Linda Yip hatched the idea to have small, intimate outdoor dinners as a way to continue raising funds for the organization though the challenging year of pandemic-related event cancellations. Julia and Rusty went on to host multiple events at the Yip’s residence and shared the organization with their friends and family. It was then that they knew they wanted to do more. “Our desire is to not only raise funds for this amazing organization but also introduce new supporters to the wonderful cause.”