Walter Wang, CEO of JM Eagle, and his wife, Shirley, CEO of Plastpro, were honored by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, with its 2010 Public Service Award. The Wangs were honored for their extraordinary achievements in improving, supporting and promoting the Asian Pacific Islander community.

The Wangs have provided generous philanthropic activities in China, Africa and the United States. 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 our friends at 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 Iqubal Theba from the popular hit television show Glee served as the mistress and master of ceremonies.

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