Yue-Sai Kan to Receive the Prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor on May 10th

APRIL 1, 2014, NEW YORK, NY – On Saturday, May 10th, 2014, TV host, author and financial expert Maria Bartiromo, FOX hit reality series So You Think You Can Dance creator and celebrity judge Nigel Lythgoe, U.S. Representative Ed Royce, Fashion Designer Elie Tahari, Illinois Sec. of State Jesse White, National Guard Bureau GEN Frank J. Grass, USA, TV host and humanitarian Yue-Sai Kan, philanthropist and jewelry designer Joan Hornig, Cosmetics Entrepreneur Victoria Jackson and more than 100 other Ellis Island Medals of Honor recipients at Press-Only Reception hosted by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations -NECO at 4 p.m. at The Ritz Carlton- Battery Park in New York City. British-born Nigel Lythgoe will receive the International Medal for his charitable and educational efforts on behalf of the arts. NECO will present the 28th Annual Ellis Island Medal of Honor Ceremony on Ellis Island at 6:30 p.m. The Ceremony will be followed by a Gala Dinner in the historic Great Hall. Emmy-winning WPIX-11 Senior Correspondent Marvin Scott and renowned entertainer Tom Dreesen will be the Masters of Ceremony.

According to Nasser J. Kazeminy, Chairman of NECO, “NECO is about investing in the power of caring, where people from all cultures and walks of life stand together arm in arm to make a real difference in our world through shared compassion and philanthropy. Each of these honorees represent traits that I admire in great Americans: the vision of a better world for all; the tenacity to overcome great adversity; the leadership and imagination to blaze their own trail. And most importantly, they have the humility and self-reflection to appreciate the amazing opportunities the America has given them. They inspire me; and we honor them so they can inspire others as well.”

The Ellis Island Medals of Honor embody the spirit of America in their celebration of patriotism, tolerance, brotherhood and diversity. We recognize individuals who have made it their mission to share with those less fortunate their wealth of knowledge, indomitable courage, boundless compassion, unique talents and selfless generosity; all while maintaining the traditions of their ethnic heritage as they uphold the ideals and spirit of America.  As always, NECO remains dedicated to the maintenance and restoration of America’s greatest symbol of its immigrant history, Ellis Island. Since the Medal was founded in 1986, we have honored such distinguished and diverse Americans including: six Presidents of the United States; Nobel Prize recipient Elie Wiesel, , Generals Norman Schwarzkopf and Colin Powell, Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Muhammad Ali, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Walters, Mike Wallace, Quincy Jones, Mia Farrow, just to name a few. – all who have distinguished themselves through their significant contributions to this country.  The Ellis Island Medal of Honor ranks among the nation’s most prestigious awards.  The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have officially recognized the Ellis Island Medals of Honor, and each year the recipients are listed in the Congressional Record.  To date, more than 1,800 American citizens have received Ellis Island Medals of Honor.



One World, Many Facets of a Charmed Life

China Daily

Businesswoman and author Yue-Sai Kan believes many in the West still fail to understand the Chinese. The Emmy award-winner who can also lay claim to once being the most famous woman in China insists many of the negative perceptions are just wrong.



Yue Sai on CCTV9


As the only non-Chinese citizen hosting a show on China’s state media in the 1980s, Yue-Sai Kan gained a unique insight into the policy debates taking place at a time of enormous change. She looks back on some of those changes and tells us whether everyone still needs to look east, and what China still should learn from the wider world.



Basketball great Dikembe Mutombo lifts up prodigy cellist Justin Yu as honorary co-chair Yue-Sai Kan is amused by the heights.

Presidential Socks -- But Not Clinton's Cat

The Georgetown Dish

$3,000 for a 90-year-old man's dirty red socks?? Well, it was for a good cause. Former President George H.W. Bush wore the socks when he skydived from a plane on his 90th birthday this year. And the $3,000 goes to Points of Light, the international good works organization that held its annual dinner and auction Wednesday night at the Chinese Embassy.



Chinese-American Influencers Honored at Third Anniversary of YUE Magazine

New York Observer

Six of the most important Chinese and Chinese American influencers in the world of philanthropy, including Yue-Sai Kan, Lang Lang and Hao Jiang Tian were honored at the Yue magazine anniversary party in New York.



How a Former PBS Reporter Became "The Most Famous Woman in China"

Yahoo Finance

Thanks mostly to one woman, the Chinese cosmetic industry was born and has grown to become second only to the U.S. in beauty-product sales in the world. Yue-Sai Kan, a 1980s Emmy-award winning Chinese-American lifestyle host on China Central Television and PBS, used her celebrity status and fashion sense to introduce Chinese women to the world of makeup and skin care, by launching her own brand, Yue Sai, the first global Chinese brand of products designed specifically for Asian women.



Philanthropic China Fashion Night Debuts in New York

China Daily

On September 6th, Yue-Sai Kan (right) invited Chinese haute couture fashion designer Guo Pei to make her US debut during China Fashion Night dedicated to Chinese art and culture. The night was a coming out party, a celebration of pioneering work, and a grand act of philanthropy. It was a melding of ancient and modern, and East meets West.



Learning, Leading and Giving – Alumnus Shares Lessons of Success

Brigham Young University-Hawaii

Emmy-award winning television host and producer. Chinese fashion icon. Best-selling author. Humanitarian. These are all titles for Yue-Sai Kan who visited campus and spoke to students on October 11, 2013, during a visit to Hawaii. She’s also a BYU–Hawaii alumnus.



Promoting Health, Safety in Beauty Products Key in China



L'Oréal Tailors New Cosmetics for China's Beauty Market

In 2004, L’Oréal bought the local Yue-Sai Cosmetics brand, which uses Chinese herbs in its creams. Sales of the line rose more than 20 percent last year as buyers snapped up items such as a 50-milliliter jar of Youth Preserving Moisturizer, made with ganoderma fungi, for 210 yuan. The company hopes to expand Yue-Sai this year by boosting sales through online Chinese retailers such as Tmall.



Honululu Mayor Peter B. Carlisle Declares Oct. 6 Yue-Sai Kan Day

Yue-Sai Kan, a graduate of Brigham Young University --- Hawaii is recognized for her lifelong work in connecting East and West, between China and the rest of the world.

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