American Family Institute partners with Very Asian Foundation on restaurant week, panel event in Madison
Join us in a celebration of what makes Madison “Very Asian” and “Very American”
The American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact is helping celebrate Madison’s Asian community with events in early July.
On July 7, the American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact is helping celebrate Madison’s Asian community by hosting a panel discussion, presented by the Very Asian Foundation and Madison Magazine. Also, from July 3 to 8, many Asian-owned Madison restaurants and food businesses will participate during the week by spotlighting special dishes with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Very Asian Foundation. American Family will match these proceeds up to $10,000.
About the Very Asian Foundation
The Very Asian Foundation was co-founded by Michelle Li, veteran news anchor who formerly lived and worked and Madison, after she received a racist voicemail following a news segment. In January 2022, Li co-founded the foundation with her friend and colleague, Gia Vang. Their mission is to support and provide resources for the expansion of Asian stories and experiences.
Very Asian and very American panel discussion
On July 7, from 5-7:30 p.m. on the eighth floor of the Spark building at 821 E. Washington Ave. in Madison, Madison Magazine and the Very Asian Foundation will present a panel discussion about what it means to be “very Asian and very American”. The event will begin with a networking hour and an appetizer dish served by Chef Tory Miller. The panelists will be Charlotte Deleste, Michelle Li, Alice Choi, Wisconsin State Representative Francesca Hong, Tory Miller, Mike Moh and Gabe Javier.
Tickets are $25 for an individual ticket or $145 for six corporate tickets, and can be purchased by clicking here. A portion of the ticket price will be donated to the Very Asian Foundation, which will use the funds raised throughout the week to provide access to Asian American youth literature in libraries in Wisconsin. Donations beyond the ticket price can be made by clicking here, or at the event.
Support Madison restaurants during Very Asian Week
Thirteen Madison restaurants and food businesses will be participating in Very Asian Week, July 3-8. Each business will spotlight specific Asian dishes, with a portion of the proceeds from those dishes benefitting the Very Asian Foundation. The full list of participating businesses can be seen on Madison Magazine. The American Family Insurance Institute will offer a matching incentive of proceeds from the businesses participating in Very Asian Week and the panel event up to $10,000.
About the American Family Insurance group
Based in Madison, Wisconsin, American Family Insurance has been serving customers since 1927. We inspire, protect and restore dreams through our insurance products, exceptional service from our agency owners and employees, community investment and creative partnerships to address societal challenges. We act on our belief in diversity and inclusion by constantly evolving to meet customer needs and preferences. American Family Insurance group is the nation’s 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group, ranking No. 251 on the Fortune 500 list. The group sells American Family-brand products, primarily through exclusive agency owners in 19 states. The American Family Insurance group also includes CONNECT, powered by American Family Insurance, The General, Homesite and Main Street America Insurance. Across these companies the group has more than 13,500 employees nationwide.
About the American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact
The American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact is a venture capital firm and partner of choice for exceptional entrepreneurs who are building scalable, sustainable businesses in a long-term effort to close equity gaps in America. It also recognizes that capacity building and supporting organizations and experts that have been working toward social causes are equally important in making a positive impact within our communities around the country.