• East West Scholarship Dinner
    Saturday, April 13, 2019
    Hilton San Gabriel
    225 West Valley Boulevard
    San Gabriel CA 91776
    The San Gabriel Ballroom
    Reception and Registration 6:30p.m.
    Dinner and Program 7:30p.m.
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  • To date, more than 580 WesternU students
    have received awards
    totaling in excess of
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  • This event expands each year,
    with more than 300 friends of the University
    continuing to guarantee scholarship support
    to a diverse group of health care students at
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About the Event

Proceeds from the annual East West Scholarship Dinner provide for WesternU student scholarships in all of the University’s academic programs: osteopathic medicine, health science education, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, pharmacy, graduate nursing, veterinary medicine, dental medicine, optometry, podiatric medicine, and biomedical sciences. Students from all backgrounds may apply, and scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence, community service, and financial need.

The East West Scholarship Dinner expands each year, with more than 300 friends of the University enjoying a delicious nine-course Chinese banquet dinner, as well as an opportunity to meet the scholarship recipients, who are a diverse group of aspiring health care professionals at WesternU.

To date, the East West dinner has enabled WesternU to award 581 scholarships totaling more than $672,000. Past scholarship recipients have gone on to become respected health care professionals, often pursuing their careers in underserved and economically disadvantaged areas.

Please join us this year at the East West Scholarship Dinner as we help WesternU students become compassionate health care professionals and trusted stewards of our communities.

13th Annual East West
Scholarship Dinner Committee:

Sam Shimomura, PharmD, FCSHP, FASHP, Chair • Stanley K. Wong, PhD, Chair Emeritus

Eugene Chan, MD • Howard Chen, DDS • Moses Chow, PharmD
Ida Chung, OD, MSHE, FCOVD, FAAO • Brent Fung, DDS • Victor Law, RPh
Lyon Lee, DVM, PhD • Tina Meyer, PA-C, MSHS, DHSc • Tai-Hing Wu, MD, PharmD
Ms. Josephine Yeong • Li Zhong, PhD • Sandra L. Wilson


Honoring Alan D. Cundari, DO '85, MSHPE '92
Distinguished Service Award

Alan D. CundariA unique, unassuming leader, Dr. Alan D. Cundari has served as an educator and family physician role-model for 29 years at his alma mater, WesternU. His tireless dedication to the osteopathic profession has been demonstrated through his work with patients, communities, students, and fellow professionals. He provides a striking example of how osteopathic clinical education can maintain its distinctiveness and added value for the future of physician-led healthcare teams.

Dr. Cundari began his professional career as a physician assistant after serving in the United States Air Force. His tenure at WesternU began in 1988 as an Adjunct Assistant Professor. He joined the faculty full-time in 1990 and has mentored countless health professions students. He has been nominated by the students multiple times as "Teacher of the Year" and "Mentor of the Year" for his commitment to their evidence-based education and concern for their future. His credibility as a role model is enhanced by his insistence on maintaining a nursing home and clinic practice, with night and weekend calls, which cements Dr. Cundari' s reputation as a complete family physician.

Dr. Cundari has created an abundance of "after hours" opportunities for osteopathic medical students to experience physician relationships through volunteer service. As a high school team physician, he has provided sports physicals and medical service to the football team for 20 years. He is responsible for the continuation of the Pomona Homeless Outreach Project (PHOP) and dedicates time to WesternU-sponsored community health fairs supervising the Osteopathic, Podiatric, Dental, Nursing, Physician Assistant, and Pharmacy students.

These numerous and altruistic activities have resulted in receiving numerous awards and recognitions such as, Educator of the Year by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the Most Valuable Physician of the Year, and the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California (OPSC). He is the third recipient of the Pumerantz Lifetime Fellow of Excellence in Osteopathic Medical Education.

Dr. Cundari is the true embodiment of the "humanism" that defines both Western University of Health Sciences and the osteopathic profession.

And celebrating WesternU Scholarship Recipients

  • Danielle WInkle
    "Thank you so much for your generosity, and for recognizing me to receive your award. Working in the field of medicine and helping others has always been a passion of mine. My dreams are coming true through my schooling at WesternU, and your assistance has brought me that much closer to success."
    Danielle Winkle, MSPA ’18
    2018 Recipient
  • Tamy Rojas
    "By awarding me the East West Scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school. Learning and gaining my clinical skills. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and continue to give back to my community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you helped me."
    Tamy Rojas, COMP Class of 2020
    2018 Recipient
  • Andrew Choi
    "I am honored and thankful to be a recipient of the East West Scholarship, and I am grateful for the opportunities the scholarship will provide for me. I want to thank you for your generosity as it helps recipients like myself get one step closer towards achieving our goals. I look forward to one day being able to reciprocate this kindness to future health professionals."
    Andrew Choi, CDM Class of 2019
    2018 Recipient

Join Us!

Be a part of this exciting, rewarding event.

Sponsors and Donors


  • Alpha Medical Pharmacy
  • Richard A. Bond, DO ’82, FAAFP and Elizabeth Bond
  • Gary M. Gugelchuk, PhD
  • Kon Leung, DDS and Josephine Yeong
  • President Daniel R. and Sandra L. Wilson
  • Dr. Joseph and Cecilia Wong


  • Anonymous
  • Jose and Mary Lopez
  • Tai H. Wu, MD, PharmD


  • Peter Murray Baum, DO ’15
  • Quynhmai Thi Bui, PharmD ’10
  • Howard Y. Chen, DDS, MS
  • Joori Kim Cho, DMD and Dr. John Cho
  • Robin Drescher, OD, MS, FAAO
  • Stephen Siegel, MBA

Sponsorship Opportunities

Diamond Sponsor

  • VIP seating for up to 20 guests at dinner
  • Prominent name recognition on signage
  • Prominent full-page black & white ad in commemorative event program
  • Corporate/Individual recognition throughout evening
  • Champagne at table(s)
  • Opportunity to address event audience
  • Opportunity to provide promotional materials during reception
  • Name/Logo on event media promotions

Gold Sponsor

  • Prominent seating for 10 guests at dinner
  • Full-page black & white ad in commemorative event program
  • Corporate/Individual recognition throughout evening
  • Champagne at table
  • Opportunity to provide promotional materials during reception

Silver Sponsor

  • Prominent seating for 4 guests at dinner
  • Half-page black & white ad in commemorative event program
  • Corporate/Individual recognition throughout evening

Advertising Guidelines

If you would like our design staff to create an ad for you, please tell us what you would like to say. We will create an ad for you at no additional charge and fax or e-mail you a proof to approve. There is no character or line limit. Please e-mail your text, logos or photos to the Office of University Advancement at skimslu@westernu.edu, or call us at (909) 706-3839 for more information.

Submitting Artwork

Deadline: March 22, 2019.

We can accept print-ready artwork on disk or e-mailed in the following formats (black & white only):

  • QuarkXpress 7.0 or below (please include all fonts and graphics)
  • Photoshop CS2 or below: TIFF, JPG, or PSD formats
  • Adobe Illustrator CS2 or below: EPS or AI format (please convert all text to outlines)
  • Adobe PDF
  • Adobe In-Design CS2 or below (please include all fonts and linked graphics)

Please do not send

  • Word
  • Publisher
  • PowerPoint
  • Faxed art
  • Low resolution or web graphics

Please e-mail your files to skimslu@westernu.edu or mail your disks to:

Western University of Health Sciences
ATTN: Sally Slu
309 E. Second Street
Pomona, CA 91766-1854

Program Ad Dimensions

  • Full Page: 4.75" width by 7.5" height
  • Half Page: 4.75" width by 3.625" height
  • Quarter Page: 2.375" width by 3.625" height

Please refer to the illustration below to determine the Program Ad Dimensions you require.

Hilton San Gabriel

Contact Us

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sally Slu at skimslu@westernu.edu or (909) 706-3839.

Our non-profit tax ID number is 95-3127273