Team CASL “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” Kickoff Event


Team CASL is getting ready for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 27th at Montrose Harbor, Chicago! Our kickoff event on 7/23 was packed full of food and friends as well as stories and support. We are proud to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions.

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Together we can advance research to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s, and provide programs and support to improve the lives of millions of affected Americans!

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CASL’s 35th Anniversary Taste of Asia


35th Anniversary Taste of Asia

Zhou B Art Center | 1029 West 35th Street in Chicago, IL 60609
Friday December 5th, 2014 | 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Chinese American Service League’s (CASL) 35th Anniversary year entered its concluding month within the chic, familiar vibe of the Zhou B Art Center. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2014, the Zhou B Art Center facilitates the exchange of contemporary art between Chicago and the international art community, promoting the convergence of Eastern and Western art forms in the United States. This highly anticipated event was attended by nearly 500 distinguished guests.

Also to be expected of CASL’s major events, there was a Silent Auction of elegant item packages, and a Raffle Drawing featuring prizes from Southwest Airlines (tickets), Best Buy (16 GB iPad Mini) and MingHin Cuisine ($500 in certificates). About twenty Chicago-area Asian restaurants served guests the finest sampling of their menus. Entertainment included traditional dance performances by CASL children, and Indian Bollywood dance performed by A.NU.Bhav of  Northwestern University.

Emcees were Judy Hsu of ABC-7 and Nancy Loo of WGN-TV. Nesita Kwan of NBC-5 and Linda Yu of ABC-7 made special appearances.

JADE level sponsors of the 35th Anniversary Taste of Asia include:
Ariel Investments  |  Mercy Hospital & Medical Center

GOLD level sponsors of the 35th Anniversary Taste of Asia include:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois  |  David & Marilyn Fatt-Vitale  |  Norm & Bonnie Finkel
Nicor Gas  |  Northern Trust  |  Skidmore, Owings and Merrill  |  Wight & Company
Cary Wong & Judith Tanaka  |  Site Design Group  |  Cigna-HealthSpring  |  BMO Harris

CASL’s Print Media Sponsor is SPLASH.

In-Kind Cuisine Sponsors include:
B.B.Q. King House  |  Chiu Quon Bakery  |  Furama  |  Hing Kee  |  Isla Pilipina
Joy Yee  |  Lao Beijing  |  Lao Shanghai  |  Peet’s Coffee & Tea |  Mei’s Corner
Mariano’s  |  MillerCoors  |  PepsiCo  |  Sala Bua  |  Strings Ramen  |  Rock Bottom
Sunda New Asian  |  Yum Cha  |  E+O Food and Drink  |  Opart Thai

In-Kind Services & Contributors include:
ClearImpact Sound & Event Services  |  Kenmare Catering  |  M&M Special Events
Zhou B Art Center  |  Truong Enterprises  |  Chicago Oriental Wholesale Market
Yuzu Sushi & Robata Grill

CASL Announces Partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association


New collaboration between CASL’s Elderly Services Department and the Alzheimer’s Association of Illinois


CASL is proud to announce a new collaboration between our Elderly Services Department and the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter (GIC). 13% of CASL’s clients currently suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and this collaboration will help them—and the larger Chinatown community—receive the care and attention they need to live full and comfortable lives in the wake of this debilitating illness. CASL is committed to improving the lives of Chinese older adults, and partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association will draw upon the unique knowledge of both organizations to achieve common goals. With emphasis on training, support and activation, key initiatives of this collaboration include:

1. Joint proposals to potential funders for support of the collaborative efforts
2. Co-development of culturally-appropriate Alzheimer’s training for CASL’s staff and clients
3. Establishment of support groups within the Chinese community at CASL
4. Identification and/or creation of materials in Chinese language
5. Establishment of a Alzheimer’s resource center at CASL
6. Culturally-sensitive training for GIC staff to learn how to engage with the Chinese community

In celebration of this collaboration, CASL and the Alzheimer’s Association held a joint press conference on November 24th, in CASL’s Grand Hall, with a special performance by our own Pine Tree Council Choir.

Bernie will #ILGiveBig to CASL on Dec. 2nd!

CASL President Bernie Wong will #ILGiveBig to CASL on Dec 2nd! Will YOU?

CASL President Bernie Wong will #ILGiveBig to CASL on Dec 2nd! Will YOU?

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬, and the Illinois Donors Forum is challenging non-profit agencies to raise as much money as they can on this special day—$12 million raised by Illinois nonprofits from 100,000 individual donors, to be exact! Help keep this tradition of generosity going! Donate to CASL on Tuesday Dec. 2nd, and provide vital support our clients need to flourish and contribute to the Chicago community.