2016 Silver SPUR Awards: How Rose Pak Empowered a Community and Transformed the City
November 23, 2016


The 2016 Silver SPUR Awards, held on November 17, recognized four individuals whose achievements have made San Francisco and the Bay Area a better place to live and work.


The late Rose Pak championed San Francisco’s Asian-American community for more than four decades. Her support for neighborhood nonprofits provided thousands of residents access to services in the Chinatown community and beyond. Through Pak’s galvanizing advocacy, she ensured that critical projects that connect and strengthen communities, such as the Central Subway, received policymakers’ support. Her ability to engage strategic partners ensured the sustainability of treasured institutions like the Chinese Hospital and the annual Chinese New Year Parade. Pak’s life work of building the community’s social, cultural and political influence empowered and gave voice to Chinese-Americans in San Francisco politics. 


2016 Silver SPUR Awards: Rose Pak, in memorium from SPUR on Vimeo.


Learn more about our other 2016 Silver SPUR honorees:

How Kimberly Bryant Creates Next-Gen Tech Leaders

How Mark Buell Preserves Open Space For Future Generations

How Ira Hirschfield Transforms Philanthropy to Benefit All

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