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CU Denver Vietnamese Student Association’s 2nd
Annual CPP Charity Gala
By: Amanda Ta
CU Denver Vietnamese
Student Association (VSA) proudly presented their “Just Keep Swimming” themed
2nd Annual Collective Philanthropy Project (CPP) Charity Gala on Friday, March
6th to benefit FoodAid.Compassion, a non-profit organization that seeks to
enhance the quality of life of the people in Vietnam by providing clean water
filtration systems to the communities of Vietnam. VSA is part of a larger
organization called SWUVSA (South-West Union of Vietnamese Student
Associations) consisting of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico and
both are united under an umbrella organization called UNAVSA (Union of North
American Vietnamese Student Associations). A beneficiary is chosen each year
for the CPP so the Vietnamese-student and community organizations could
collaborate in working towards a charitable cause. The gala was a cultural
night consisting of a 4-course catered meal by Viet’s Restaurant, dessert by
New Saigon Bakery, silent art auction with pieces done by CU artists Anthony Le
and Khoa Sinclair, and performances by local talent such as Academy of Raw and
all the way from Seattle, Vietnamese-American singer Vi Khanh. As a single
student organization and with the help from our generous community members, CU
Denver VSA raised $3,362 to be donated to FoodAid.Compassion! This is double
the amount donated by CU Denver and over half of what the SWUVSA region collectively
raised last year. CU Denver VSA expresses their deepest thanks for the
sponsors, community supporters, and VSA members that made this event a success.