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Chinese New Year Gala

2025 Chinese New Year Gala

February 1st, 2025

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Join us as a Program Sponsor and bring your friend/clients/employees to a night they won't forget!

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Date: February 1, 2025

Time: 5:00PM Registration, Cocktails and Silent Auction | 6:30 PM Dinner, Presentation and Live Auction

| 9:00 PM Night Market, Palm Reader, Calligraphy and Photo Booth

Location: Grand Hyatt, 1750 Welton St, Denver, CO 80202

Tickets:  Purchase tickets before December 31st - $300 / $200 for 35 & under.  Prices increase by $50 starting January 1, 2024.

Check this page in early September for more details and links to purchase tickets, reserve a hotel room and more.



About the Chinese New Year Gala

Join us on February 1st, 2025 to ring in the Year of the Snake.  Lunar New Year is the biggest and most colorful celebration in the East, and our signature event gives this tradition an exciting twist. We go all out with festive activities, unique Chinese night market, traditional lion dance, delicious Chinese banquet dinner, lucky red envelope sales, and fantastic auction items!  Join us for the best Chinese New Year Celebration in Colorado!  

Chinese traditions abound with a traditional salad toss, a night market, and amazing lion dancers.   We will have an array of experiences and items in our silent and live auctions.  Additionally,  the work of the Nathan Yip Foundation will be shared through brief videos about and interviews with a few grant recipients. The night will culminate with a variety of things to do -  shop, get your palm read by a Palm Readers, watch as a script calligraphers works his magic and enjoy Mahjong and cooking demonstrations, ring a bottle of wine at the wine toss and more at our expanded Night Market Experience.  All proceeds enable the Nathan Yip Foundation to support rural Colorado schools, students, and teachers.


2025 Chinese New Year Gala Chairs

Bruce & Lisa McDonald

Bruce and Lisa McDonald share a deep-rooted love for Colorado and a
commitment to their community. Born and raised in Littleton, Colorado,
Bruce is the youngest of five McDonald brothers. He graduated from
Mullen High School and went onto the University of Missouri. With a
passion for the outdoors, Bruce enjoys skiing, fishing, and golfing in the
Colorado mountains. Professionally, Bruce serves as the Managing Partner
at McDonald Automotive and the Director of Operations for McDonald
Insurance. His dedication extends to his service on numerous boards and
his support of non-profits such as Children’s Diabetes, Valor Christian High
School, Boys and Girls Club of Colorado, American Heart Association, and
Red Rocks Community Church.
Lisa McDonald, a second-generation Denver native, shares Bruce’s
enthusiasm for Colorado. She graduated from Kent Denver and played
collegiate tennis at Cornell College. Lisa is a Residential Realtor® with
Corcoran Perry & Co., where she takes pride in helping her clients find their
“happy home” and build wealth through real estate. Lisa holds a Bachelor’s
Degree in Marketing and Communication from Cornell College and is an
active member of the South Metro Denver Realtors Association. Her
commitment to her family—her husband Bruce, their five children, and
three dogs—drives her, and she actively gives back to the community
through her roles with the Nathan Yip Foundation, Red Rocks Community
Church, and Urban Youth Ministries.
Together, Bruce and Lisa were married in a beautiful ceremony in Hawaii,
surrounded by family and friends. They are dedicated parents and active
members of their community. In their spare time, they can be found
walking the family dogs, hiking, playing tennis & golf, and enjoying all the
outdoor activities Colorado has to offer. Bruce and Lisa’s shared values of
family, community, and a love for the Colorado lifestyle are the
cornerstones of their lives.

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