At the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts’ 37th Anniversary Gala, we will honor Amy Mak Chan on Wednesday, June 15th.
Amy Mak Chan immigrated into America from Hong Kong in the mid-1980s. In 1985, she became involved in the funeral services industry serving the Chinese community. She currently serves as President of Fook Funeral Group, with four locations in metropolitan New York area.
In 1997, she founded the Celestial Love Foundation, Inc. whose fundamental principle is to enable certain members of the community to walk the final journey of their life with dignity. She organized a group of philanthropists in the Chinese community have supported the Foundation since its inception.
In February 2006, she was presented the Community Service Award by Director Ronald Langston and Associate Director Chiling Tong of the Minority Business Development Agency, U. S. Department of Commerce. She also received the Community Service Award from Gouverneur Hospital; Transfiguration Church; Hamilton Madison House; and, the Chinese American Planning Council.
Further, Metropolitan Jewish Hospice presented her with the 2010 Community Leadership Award for her dedication, effort and commitment to preserve the quality of life in the community.
At the Anniversary Gala at Flushing Town Hall, we also will be honoring New York City Council Member Peter Koo and JHS 189 Music Teacher Rev. Daryl G. Ware. New York 1 Anchor and Reporter Rocco Vertuccio will emcee the event, and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer will be delivering remarks.