Walter, Shirley Wang Honored at APALC's 27th Annual Awards Gala

Oct 15, 2010, 14:48 ET from JM Eagle

Husband and Wife CEOs Hailed by Asian Pacific American Legal Center as Pillars of Community

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At its 27th Anniversary Awards Gala last night, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) presented its 2010 Public Service Award to Walter and Shirley Wang in honor of their extraordinary achievements in supporting and promoting the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

Walter Wang, CEO of JM Eagle, the world's largest plastic pipe manufacturer, and his wife Shirley, CEO of fiberglass door manufacturer Plastpro, were honored by APALC for their commitment to improving our global community through generous philanthropic activities in China, Africa and the U.S.  The Wangs established the nation's first endowed chair on U.S. - China relations and Chinese American studies at UCLA and also created an endowed chair in pediatric surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Their significant, multi-year contributions to APALC have helped build APALC's indigent legal services capacity, which provides legal representation for domestic violence, child custody and immigration matters to those who otherwise could not afford it.

"Shirley and I are tremendously honored to receive this prestigious award from such a well-respected organization as APALC," Walter Wang said. "We are deeply committed to APALC's ideals and pledge to remain active in this important organization and to pursue its worthy goals."

APALC's 2010 Public Service Award was presented to the Wangs by APALC President and Executive Director Stewart Kwoh. Actors Lynn Chen from the feature film Saving Face and Iqbal Theba from the popular television show Glee served as the Mistress and Master of Ceremonies.

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