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A Luncheon Honoring Bao Nguyen

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Bao PicYou are cordially invited to a luncheon honoring Bao Nguyen, Mayor of Garden Grove. Bao is the only Vietnamese-American in the history of the world to be the Mayor of a city with a population of over 100,000 people.

 

Before Bao Nguyen was elected Mayor of the City of Garden Grove in 2014, Bao represented over 90% of Garden Grove as a Trustee on the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education. On the School Board, Bao successfully led the adoption and implementation of the California State Seal of Biliteracy, an award that recognizes high school graduates for their high academic achievement in world languages in addition to English.

Also Bao was appointed to the Orange County Fair Board by Governor Jerry Brown, a position that Bao currently serves with great distinction.  Bao was also a member of the Commission on Ecumenical and Inter-religious Affairs of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange.  Born in a refugee camp, Bao arrived in the United States at three months of age. He holds a bachelor’s in political science from the University of California at Irvine, a master’s in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies from Naropa University, and is trilingual in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. The Foundation’s pride in Bao is palpable.  We hope that you join the luncheon honoring this great young American leader.

March 30, 2015, 12:00 Noon 

The Irvine Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Blvd.,

Irvine, CA 92612

To reserve a Non-Member ticket ($45.00) you may write a check payable to

DFOC, PO Box 26708, Santa Ana, CA 92799

…or pay securely online at

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/baonguyen

DFOC members RSVP here

 

 

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A Luncheon Honoring John Chiang

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John Chiang PicOn Wednesday, February 4, 2015, we held a luncheon honoring John Chiang, our new State Treasurer.  John is a gift to our State, and he showed that in his talk to us.  He is extremely knowledgeable about his work; he cares deeply about the People of California; and, he works hard and successfully to put his knowledge and his caring together, for the benefit of California.

John’s story is that of a brilliant attorney, and a hard-working public servant. The son of immigrant parents, John earned a Degree in Finance from the University of South Florida, where he graduated with honors. He went on to law school at Georgetown. Putting his education to work, John worked for the IRS and for the State Controller’s Office. (First time at the Controller’s Office.)

Then in 1998 John was elected to the Board of Equalization, which he ultimately Chaired. After serving two terms on the Board of Equalization, John was elected and then re-elected California’s Controller; thus he spent another eight years working at the Controller’s Office for a second time.  

Now as Treasurer, John is the State’s Banker. He oversees the processing of trillions of dollars each year. John sells bonds, invests California’s money and manages its cash. Additionally, he manages financing authorities that help provide good-paying jobs, better schools, improved transportation, quality health care, more affordable housing, and a cleaner environment. He sits on the Governing Boards of America’s two largest public pension funds, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), and the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS).

John is one of only two California statewide officials who live in Southern California. Our money is in good hands with John Chiang. We are honored to honor him – Please join us:

February 4, 2015, 12:00 Noon

The Irvine Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Blvd.

Irvine, CA 92612  

  To reserve a Non-Member ticket ($45.00) you may write a check payable to

DFOC, PO Box 26708, Santa Ana, CA 92799

…or pay securely online at

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/johnchiangluncheon 

  DFOC members RSVP here

 

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