Community Outreach

September 2021
Recently the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History launched a new initiative: “9-11: Hidden Stories, Hidden Voices”. The outreach effort seeks to create a more robust national collection of objects and stories that include diverse experiences, not only recording and exploring the day and immediate aftermath of September 11, but also the longer-lasting and varied effects on people’s lives.  Our CEO, Sandy Lee, was interviewed on the panel. To see the video please click on the image above, or this link.

September 2020
Pell Street opens up for outdoor dining. With the fall season upon us , outdoor dining at tables set up on Pell Street’s narrow streets bring back life and attract diners to the neighborhood! Many small Pell Street restaurants have set up tables on the west side of the street right across from Lee Insurance and Juicy Spot. We love Seeing the renewed energy!

New York Commercial Lines Team Celebrate the Lunar New Year- Left to Right Eva Chan, General Manager, Pui Ching, Commercial Lines and Tim Jiang, New Business Manager

MOCA (Museum of Chinese in America) President Nancy Yao Maasbach joins Helen Zia. Sandy Lee & Frank Wu in SF’s Chinese for Affirmative Action offices on September 28, 2019 at a Summit of Chinese American Museums

Honoring a special guest 97 year young Catherine Lee Young ( co - founder Harold L. Lee’s daughter) as a member of the 1940’s Ging Hawk Women’s Club In NY Chinatown who were college women devoted to charitable causes and helping aid for the World War II effort . She is surrounded by her two sons Bryant Young and Clayton Young and their families with her niece Sandy Lee. Catherine Lee worked at Lee Insurance during the 1940’s and kept her insurance license until the late 1980’s.

Fifth generation of the Lee Insurance Family attend the MOCA community Heroes Celebration “after party” at 50 Bowery Hotels’s Crown Roof Bar in June 12, 2019. Pictured here are 4 great grand children of Harold L. Lee, Catherine Blewer, Ted Young, Ming Lee and Ryan Blume.

Our esteemed client Daphne Muse (left), former Professor of English, Mills College connects with Alice Walker and Judge Ladoris Cordell after a special presentation at the Commonwealth Club on Documenting Black History. Daphne Muse is a Bay Area writer, social commentator and cultural broker. Her collection of more than 3,700 letters dating back to 1958 reflects the voices of activists, writers, artists, actors, world leaders and media innovators who shaped movements, created new artistic visions and drove the intellectual and cultural discourse for civil rights and human rights for the 20th and the early years of the 21st century. Award-winning authors Gwendolyn Brooks, Toni Morrison and Alice Walker, along with political prisoners, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, 44th President Barack Obama and architect Sir David Adjaye, are among the hundreds with whom she's corresponded. You can listen to the event here: Commonwealth Club Interview

On June 10, Lee Insurance CEO Sandy Lee showed her support for New York’s new Sea Glass Carousel at a celebration fund raiser called the Battery Conservancy Gala. “The $16 million SeaGlass carousel features 30 spinning, color-changing fish, almost all big enough to carry an adult with a small child.” ‘Children and adults should feel as if they are fish,’ said Warrie Price, president and founder of the conservancy, which manages the park in partnership with the city." (From the NY Times)

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Here with Thesea Yoon of Mellon Bank viewing the silent auction

Master office pastry chef May Liang of Lee Insurance bakes for her co- workers Larissa Ebrasio,
Mylin Pipa, Sandy Lee & Quyen Truong

Lee Insurance supports the Museum of Chinese in America Gala 11/15/18 honoring renowned author
Maxine Hong Kingston at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City . Over 400 attended the 38th anniversary of MOCA despite the snow storm and blistering weather . Shown here Sandy Lee and
Maxine Hong Kingston share a toast during the After party at Avanti, a club at the Time Warner Building.

Maxine Hong Kingston at a book talk at MOCA on Wed. 11/14/18 before receiving the MOCA award the next evening at the Gala.

Arn Kawano, Sandy Lee , Lucy & Victor Kan enjoy the MOCA gala on Thursday 11/15/18  at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Not even a snow storm of 6 inches could keep away the 400 guests from celebrating.

Katherine Ho, a college freshman from LA sings the song “Yellow” from the blockbuster film, “Crazy Rich

Lee Insurance proudly supports the work of the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center at the
Alpine, New Jersey annual golf tournament on September 17, 2018.
(Above) Golfers Nick Ashback of Aetna, Lou DeCollo & Sandy Lee of Lee Insurance & Matt Wilson
of Travelers.

Enjoying the buffet dinner are Nick Ashback, Aetna & David Matsushita of Savoy Associates

Lee Insurance thanks carrier partners in this group photo. L to R: Mike Warner, (Travelers) Sandy Lee,
Matt Wilson, (Travelers), Arn Kawano, Steve Boon, Nick Ashback (Aetna) & Gerald Lee

Nalini Shah of Travelers dines with Sandy Lee & Arn Kawano of Lee Insurance

The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center serves more than 52,000 patients with 280,000 service visits in 2016. It's located at three sites in Lower Manhattan and two in Flushing, Queens, New York.

Sandy Lee , Board Treasurer of the Chinatown Health Clinic Foundation speaking to an audience of close to 1,000 dinner attendees presents the Community Physician Award to Dr. Benjamin C.H. Peng, prominent urologist. This is the annual dinner honoring leaders in promoting community health care. Ms. Lee, CEO of Lee Insurance is a co-founder of the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center and has been involved as a volunteer nurse and fund raiser for many years.

Dr Benjamin C.H. Peng accepting his Community Physician Service award surrounded by his family Dr. Angela Chan, Behavioral Developmental Pediatrician , his daughter Michelle Peng and son, Andrew Peng. Jane Eng, CEO and Dr. Perry Pong , Chief Medical Officer of the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center join the photo with Sandra K. Lee , board member & Treasurer of the Chinatown Health Clinic Foundation who presented the tribute to Dr. Peng. The annual dinner raised over $ 2.7 million towards its new capital campaign in Flushing that evening.