Celebrating 20 Years of Leadership, Civic Engagement, and Advocacy
Join us on October 21, 2017 – The event will be held during Filipino American History Month!
The National Federation of Filipino American Associations is proud to be hosting our 20th Anniversary Gala at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. The event will be held during Filipino American History Month on Saturday October 21, 2017. In 1997 during the first National Empowerment Conference, over 1,000 delegates from various Filipino American organizations across the United States endorsed the formation of a new national federation to help amplify and unite the diverse voices of our community into one clear, powerful voice. In 1998 during the second National Empowerment Conference at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, delegates unanimously ratified NaFFAA’s Constitution and By-Laws, formalizing NaFFAA’s organizational structure.
With our theme “NaFFAA 2.0,” NaFFAA will recognize the legacy and accomplishments of the organization over the past 20 years, and highlight our comprehensive vision to unite and amplify the voices of the four million Filipinos and Filipino Americans living in the United States. “NaFFAA 2.0” represents how NaFFAA is honoring its past while forging a new forward-thinking and balanced approach in uniting, engaging, and empowering diverse Filipino American individuals and community organizations.
NaFFAA’s 20th Anniversary Gala is expected to draw more than 750 attendees and media representatives from across the country and will feature prominent speakers, performers, and dignitaries. During the Gala, NaFFAA will recognize and award key Filipino American leaders, organizations, and corporate partners. NaFFAA will also showcase the collaboration between all generations: from students and young professionals, business leaders and elected officials, to community leaders and allies.
Your support will help ensure the continuation and success of our work to empower Filipinos and Filipino Americans in the United States and promote leadership development, civic engagement, and national advocacy for our community.
We thank you for your support, and hope to see you at our 20th Anniversary Gala in the nation’s capital!
October 21, 2017
2660 Woodley Rd NW
Saturday: 5 PM – 10 PM
Located in the heart of Washington, DC, the Marriott Wardman Park is the perfect city destination.
The hotel offers easy access to a variety of restaurants and shops in Adams Morgan or an evening out at Dupont Circle. Conveniently located right by the metro, it’ll be easy to get around the city. A discounted rate of $169.00 per room per night is available for the 20th Anniversary Gala at the comfortable and elegant Marriott Wardman Park for the following night:
There are a wide variety of airbnb options for leasing/renting places for short-term periods and that provide hospitality services that are in reasonable price range and walking distance from the event, and we highly encourage you to check out the airbnb website for more options!
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Since 1997, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) has been the standard bearer for promoting the welfare and well-being of the four million Filipinos and Filipino Americans throughout the United States. As a non-partisan and non-profit organization, NaFFAA is the largest national affiliation of Filipino American institutions, umbrella organizations, and individuals. Its thirteen-member regions cover the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands. NaFFAA’s organizational membership has consisted of over 500 community organizations, which represent the diverse spectrum of Filipino American interests, ranging from advocacy, business, entertainment, health, law, and student affairs.
NaFFAA’s vision is to serve as the voice of all Filipinos and Filipino Americans by uniting, engaging, and empowering diverse individuals and community organizations around three key areas: leadership development, civic engagement, and national advocacy. NaFFAA’s mission is to amplify the voices of Filipino Americans, advocate on behalf of their interests, and provide resources to facilitate their empowerment. Over the past 20 years, NaFFAA has forged partnerships and alliances with coalition partners in the civil rights community to advocate for their collective interests.
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