LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA), one of the longest-running nonprofits serving the Filipino American community, accepted a gift of $75,000 by comedian Jo Koy, filmmaker Dan Lin, and Universal Pictures, the team behind "Easter Sunday," the first major studio film about Filipino American family life. Koy presented the check to SIPA at the "Rise for Comedy" festival held at Rideback Ranch in Historic Filipinotown (HiFi), just as SIPA commemorates its 50th anniversary and prepares to open the doors to its new headquarters and community center.
- Donation to SIPA by major Hollywood studio paves way for others to support Historic Filipinotown and Fil-Am community.
- "We are truly grateful to Jo Koy and Dan Lin for this donation and for sharing a Filipino story with the world.
- Honoring community heroes, the SIPA 50th Anniversary Gala and 2022 Barangay Awards will aim to raise $200,000 for SIPA's programming and services.
- More information and ways to support SIPA today, whether a monthly pledge or a one-time, tax-deductible donation, is available at www.sipacares.org .