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International China Concern "Stand for Children" Gala 2022

Updated: Jun 20


Joey Zhou, Master of Ceremonies, Robin E. Dunn, Executive Director of AFICC, Peter Maize, CEO of ICC


Newport Beach, California, USA. 16th June, 2022. American Friends of China Concern (AFICC), the United States office for International China Concern (ICC), held its first annual gala, "Stand for Children" to raise funds to benefit children with disabilities in China. It was held at the Newport Renaissance Hotel in Newport Beach, California and featured red carpet, fashion show, silent auction, presentations, and live performances. The AFICC's goal for the event was to raise money on behalf of children in orphanages with disabilities in China, and to help families to raise their children with disabilities at home, keeping families together.


The presenters and attendees included Robin E. Dunn, Executive Director of American Friends of ICC, Peter Maize, CEO of ICC, Ken Smith, Board Chair of the USA office, Elaine Kung, ICC Board Member, Regis Kwong, Advisory Board Member of PenguinSmart, Peter Gao, Founder and Chairman of the Board of the American Chinese Athletic Association (ACAA), Li Hua, President of ACAA, Chen Ni, General Secretary of ACAA, Craig Lincoln, former Olympic Gold Medalist (1972), Kay Ekstrom, AFICC Board member and Founding member of the National Association of Christian Child and Family Agencies, Mindy Li, Founder and President, JMK /M3 Modeling Media Academy, and Julie Ping Shen, CEO and Co-founder of JMK Modeling Media Academy, Dustin Quick, actress/model, Medi EM, musician, Yanyu Zhou, renowned artist and President of the Silkroad Huayu Cultural Media Group and Founding President of the Orange County Chinese American Association, and Yan Zhang, Li Textile Weaving Artist, and Jimmy Dunn, musician.


Robin E. Dunn, Executive Director, American Friends of ICC (AFICC)


Ken Smith, Board Chair, American Friends of ICC


Peter Maize, CEO of ICC with singer/performer Stephanie Spruill


The Master of Ceremonies was Joey Zhou, TV host and Founder of The Beverly Arts, and entertainment included singer/performer Stephanie Spruill, a Chinese musical ensemble from the Siyan Music Art Center in San Diego, Apple Zhou from the Yaya Dance Academy, and pianist Qishan Shi.


Joey Zhou, Master of Ceremonies, and Craig Lincoln, former Olympic Gold Medalist (1972)


Dustin Quick, actress/model, Robin E. Dunn, Executive Director AFICC, and Medi EM, musician


LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang and model/actress Dustin Quick


Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang attended by video conference from his art studio in China. He created a special video featuring his paintings for the event and congratulated the ICC on their first annual gala event.


Li Hua, President of ACAA, Stephanie Spruill, singer/performer, Craig Lincoln, former Olympic Gold Medalist (1972), Deliang Li, member ACAA, and Chen Ni, General Secretary of ACAA


Meihong Li, Robin E. Dunn, and Panny Ting



Joey Zhou and Ken Smith


Joey Zhou and Dustin Quick


Joey Zhou, Master of Ceremonies


Joey Zhou, Master of Ceremonies


Joey Zhou, Master of Ceremonies


Robin E. Dunn, Executive Director, American Friends of ICC (AFICC)


Elaine Kung, ICC Board Member


Chen Ni,General Secretary of ACAA, carries a torch that was used in the 1984 Olympics


Regis Kwong, Advisory Board Member of PenguinSmart


Kay Ekstrom, AFICC Board member and Founding member of the National Association of Christian Child and Family Agencies


Stephanie Spruill, singer/performer


Stephanie Spruill, singer/performer


Musician from Siyan Music Art Center in San Diego performs for the audience


Members of ACAA give a toast to the organization in its support of disabled children


Apple Zhou from Yaya Dance Academy performs for the audience


Peter Maize, CEO of ICC


Peter Maize, CEO of ICC


Li Hua, President of ACAA, guests, and Joey Zhou, Master of Ceremonies with an Olympic torch from the 1984 Olympic Games


Jimmy Dunn, musician, plays piano for the event


Robin E. Dunn, Executive Director AFICC



About American Friends of International China Concern (ICC):


American Friends of International China Concern (also known as American Friends of ICC or AFICC) is the registered name for the US office of International China Concern. American Friends of ICC is dedicated to educating people about disability and Chinese culture, mobilizing volunteers, raising the funding need to support the programs in China, collaborating with like-minded organizations, and sharing about lives transformed - all in support of those ICC serves.


Website: www.aficc.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AmericanFriendsofICC

Instagram: www.instagram.com/usachinaconcern






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