~ A Tribute to Caring ~

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Disneyland Hotel • 1150 Magic Way • Anaheim, CA 92803
6:30 p.m. Registration & Reception • 7:30 p.m. Dinner & Program

~ About the Event ~

WesternU fountain at night

Join us on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim to help raise funds for student scholarships. Guests at the “A Tribute to Caring” gala will enjoy a hosted reception with entertainment, along with a sumptuous dinner, an entertaining program, and after-dinner dancing and mingling.

Please consider maximizing your participation by becoming a sponsor. Your tax-deductible sponsorship contribution will publicize your company or organization among its many other benefits. More importantly, your gift will provide WesternU students with the financial assistance they need to achieve their dreams of serving their communities as health care professionals in the humanistic tradition.

WesternU is a thriving academic health center with an enrollment of over 3,800. Alumni, now more than 14,460 strong, are working all over the world, improving the quality of life for patients in their communities.

As the demand for graduate-level health care professionals continues to increase, so does the cost of their education. 82% of students enrolled at Western University of Health Sciences have incurred loans to pay for their advanced education and 21% of current WesternU students receive aid from scholarships. With the help of donors, Western University of Health Sciences awarded $3,963,970 in total scholarships last year. Every year, the funds raised from “A Tribute to Caring” provide crucial scholarship support for these students’ needs.

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~ Honorees ~

Dr. Ethan R. Allen, WesternU Founder and Trustee
Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Ethan R. AllenDr. Ethan Allen is best known for his 60 years of caring, compassionate, front-line service as a primary care physician, mentor and educator. He began his career delivering babies in the homes of medically underserved residents in Los Angeles County, and until his retirement... READ MORE

Mr. Leo Chu, International Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
Global Health Education Ambassador Award

Mr. Leo ChuLeo Chu is a Chinese-American entrepreneur with many years of experience owning and operating businesses in Los Angeles. Born in Shanghai in 1942, Chu was raised in Hong Kong and attended Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He earned a degree in textile... READ MORE

Portrait of Katherine Tran

Katherine Tran, College of Veterinary Medicine

"Upon graduation in Spring 2020, I intend on working in small animal practice, but it has always been a passion of mine to spearhead community veterinary outreach programs. This generous award gives me the opportunity to reduce my student expenses, and continue to develop the skills that I will eventually use to serve the community upon graduation."

-Katherine Tran, College of Veterinary Medicine

"Growing up in a less privileged community has not only presented a lot of obstacles financially and academically, it has allowed me to develop a sense of pride in helping those who are less fortunate than I am. Your scholarship will help me earn my credentials as a Doctor of Physical Therapy where I will be in a position to continue my lifelong mission of serving the community and providing assistance to those who seek it."

-Andrew Tusaazemajja, College of Health Sciences

~ Sponsors & Donors ~


★ Anonymous
★ FamilyCare Health


★ VCA Inc.
★ Wells Fargo Bank


★ BNY Mellon
★ Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare
★ Care Best Nurses Home Health Inc.
★ David Baron, DO, MSEd
★ Dr. Kon Leung and Josephine Yeong
★ Dr. Richard Yong, ACE Pharmacy
★ Dr. Tony Chan ABC Pharmacy
★ Elizabeth Zamora, MBA and Miguel Santana
★ Fairplex, Southern California
★ Henry Schein, Inc.
★ HOYA Vision Care
★ Imperial Guard Service Inc
★ Inter Valley Health Plan
★ JustFoodForDogs
★ LCS Constructors, Inc.
★ Leo and Ivy Chu
★ LifeCore Solutions
★ Pacific Dental Services
★ Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
★ President Daniel R. and Sandra L. Wilson
★ Samaritan Health Services
★ Wen and Mei Lien Chang
★ USI Insurance Services


★ Alcon Laboratories
★ Cal Poly Pomona Foundation
★ Dr. Diane Abraham
★ McKesson Drug Company
★ The Jao Foundation on behalf of Dentak LLC


★ Ascend Learning LLC
★ Candlelight Pavilion
★ Chin H. Chen, MD and Chun T. Chen
★ Courtyard Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town
★ Dawn Salpaka Stone, MN
★ Dr. Roger Joe
★ Gail Evans Grayson, EdD
★ Graduway
★ Hilton Pasadena Hotel
★ Ida Chung-Lock, OD, MSHE, FCOVD, FAAO
★ Keith A. Johnson, Esq.
★ Marion and Roy Kramer
★ Mirza Hasanefendic
★ Mr. Vincent S. Chan
★ New World International Wine Competition
★ Paula A. Adams
★ Richard A. Bond, DO ’82, FAAFP and Elizabeth Bond
★ Robin and Laurie Drescher
★ Rodney A. Miller, PhD and Marjorie R. Miller
★ Sheraton Pasadena Hotel
★ Sheree Aston, OD, MA, PhD
★ Tena E. Tucker

Portrait of Andrew Choi

Andrew Choi, College of Dental Medicine

"As a recipient, 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, College of Dental Medicine

"Thank you for believing in my mission, as well as supporting my love for community outreach toward the underserved communities all over the world. This award not only validates the importance of my projects and volunteerism, but it helps me realize that there are people out there with similar dreams and aspirations as I do."

-Duy-Hoa Huynh, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

~ Sponsorship Opportunities ~

Package Gold
Number of tickets
20 tickets
2 tables
10 tickets
1 table
10 tickets
1 table
4 tickets
Ad in the evening’s program book full page ad 1/2 page ad 1/2 page ad 1/4 page ad
Name recognition in the University’s Annual Report
Name/logo listing on event video
Web site recognition
Name recognition at table and signage  
Name/logo listing on event media promotions    
Verbal recognition during event    
Post-event media release and photo for your public relations    
Article and photo in university magazine (10,000+ circulation)      
Transportation service to hotel for 2      

~ Hotel ~

Disneyland Hotel

Disneyland Hotel
1150 Magic Way
Anaheim CA 92803
(714) 520-5005

Room Reservations

Reservations may be made at the group rate by going to the special hotel rate reservation form for WesternU. The cut-off date for these rates is Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

Theme Park Tickets

Specially-priced Disneyland Resort Theme Park tickets are available for guests participating in A Tribute to Caring. Tickets are valid for admission from Thursday, November 1, 2018 through Tuesday, November 7, 2018. The ticket store closes at 9:00 PM PST on Thursday, November 1, 2018.

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