2017 Empowering Women and Sustainable Development through
Arts and Crafts Auction Helped Chinese Charities


      On June 21,2017 Empowering Women and Sustainable Development through Arts and Crafts Exhibition and Gala Dinner was hosted by the China Women’s Development Foundation (CWDF) and the Sino-American Friendship Association (SAFA) at the Universal Studios Hollywood. China Women's Development Foundation (CWDF) is the first and largest foundation to serve women and families in China.

     The international list of distinguished attendees included Sun, Lushan, Deputy Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Los Angeles, Amanda Daflos, Director of Innovation Team of Mayor’s Office of Budget Innovation, Jackie Filla, Commissioner with the Commission on the Status of Women Los Angeles, Huang, Huijuan, Deputy Director of Public Communication Department of China Women’s Development Foundation, Peter Zhang, President of Sino-American Friendship Association, Li Li, President of Cimagine Media Group and Executive Vice President of Sino-American Friendship Association, Kim Weedmark, Vice President of Universal Studios, Zhang, Zhaoda, Vice President of the World Association of Chinese Artist and other special guests.

      Sun, Lushan, Deputy Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles pointed out the importance of empowering women and sustainability in the opening ceremony. He said: "China Women’s Development Foundation and Sino-American Friendship Association help the Chinese women who are in poverty to lead a better life. So I have to take this opportunity to express my respect to their long-term efforts in pursing charity and promoting the culture exchanges. "

     


Li Li,President of Cimagine Media Group,Executive Vice President
of Sino-American Friendship Association and honored guests on the red carpet show

     


Opening Ceremony hosted by Li Li,
President of Cimagine Media Group and Executive Vice President of Sino-American Friendship Association

     


Remark by Amanda Daflos, Director of Innovation Team of Mayor’s Office of Budget Innovation and Jackie Filla,
Commissioner with the Commission on the Status of Women Los Angeles


Remark by Sun, Lushan, Deputy Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Los Angeles

     


Remark by Kim Weedmark, Vice president of Universal Studios


Remark by Huang Huijuan, Deputy Director of Public Communication Department
from China Women’s Development Foundation


Peter Zhang, President of Sino-American Friendship Association,
passes the auction item "Tibetan Carpet" to the winner of the auction


Guests enjoy China Women’s Development Foundation Arts and Crafts Exhibition


The China Women Development Foundation awards prizes
to institutions and individuals who contribute and support social public welfare

      The China Women’s Development Foundation brought 10 pieces of arts and crafts including the oiled paper umbrella, the Chinese lacquer tray, the Guang embroidery- red thrush, the Tibetan embroidery, tie-die crafts to the charity auction. All proceeds from the auction were donated to the Chinese charities. The evening was a memorable night as guests dined together and shared ideas with each other to show their support of empowering women everywhere.