Chinese New Year Party

About the Chinese New Year Party

Our Biggest Party of the Year is Going… Into the Wild!

Over 400 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 AND live band, SolOverLuna! 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.


Hors D’oeuvres

  • Shrimp & Miso Sesame Cream on Rice Cracker (GF)
  • Wonton Cone with Vegetables & Cream Cheese (V)
  • Chicken Spring Roll (DF)
  • Pineapple & Brie Rangoon (V)

Good Luck Salad

Iceberg lettuce, white cabbage, carrots, pickled turnip, pickled ginger, fried bean thread noodles, toasted pine nuts, toasted sesame seeds, & honey smoked salmon. With nước chấm lime & fish sauce dressing. (GF+DF)

Family-Style Banquet Dinner

  • Soy, Lemongrass & Ginger-Braised Beef Short Ribs (GF+DF)
  • Char Siu Pork Belly (DF)
  • Five-Spice Salmon with Chinese Parsley & Ginger Vinaigrette (GF+DF)
  • Stir-Fried Vegetables (GF+DF+V)
  • Forbidden Rice (GF+DF+V)

Vegetarian Option (Upon Request Only):

Sweet potato noodle “Japchae” bowl with stir-fried mushrooms, broccoli, carrots & snow peas. (GF+DF+V)

Family-Style Mini Dessert Selections

  • Passionfruit Mousse Cake
  • Coconut Mango Mousse Cake
  • Key Lime Tart
  • Coconut Cream Tart
  • Matcha Cream Puff

NYF Chinese New Year

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 result** taken within 72 hours of the event. Guests are also encouraged to wear masks unless actively eating or drinking.

In order to expedite the registration process, guests must send COVID records to our office prior to the event, by Friday, February 4th.

*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.


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Ticket Refund Policy

Guests who provide a written cancellation notice to NYF staff by Friday, January 31st will be entitled to receive a 100% refund for their event ticket(s).

Guests who provide a written cancellation notice to NYF staff between Friday, February 4th and Friday, February 11th (by 5:00pm MST) will be entitled to receive a refund minus the stated Fair Market Value of each event ticket ($150 per ticket).

Guests who have not submitted their COVID record ahead of time, or who fail to bring their COVID record for verification onsite, will not be admitted to the event and will forfeit the full cost their event ticket.

Guests unable to attend the event who have not provided written notice to NYF staff at least 24 hours in advance of the event start time will forfeit the full cost of their event ticket.

Guests anticipating that they will be unable to attend the event due to a health concern, inclement weather, or otherwise are asked to provide notification to NYF no less than 24 hours before the event start time.

Should a guest be unable to attend the event due to any issues of health, inclement weather, or other circumstance beyond reasonable control, NYF will work with guests on a case-by-case basis to reach a fair refund agreement. This will take into consideration the non-refundable cost of the meal/ticket that will have already been remitted to the event venue as of Friday, February 4, 2022.

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.”

Corporate and Private Sponsorship

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


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