For his volunteer service, James Lui, an IT administrator for ARAMARK Uniform Services in Burbank, recently received a Gold Jefferson Award for Public Service — one of the nation’s top honors for community service and volunteerism.
As a board member with the Asian Professionals Exchange, Lui has turned his passion for improvisational theater into an opportunity to impact hundreds of Asian-American children in the Greater Los Angeles area by working to expand creative arts education in his community. He volunteers dozens of hours each month, not only for the Exchange, but for other programs as well.
In the wake of the Japan earthquake and tsunami, Lui helped create a social media campaign that raised more than $1,000 in donations in just three hours. He also worked with his theater group to donate all the proceeds of a show to the Japan America Society Relief Fund.