Lunes 25 de Marzo 2019

Award-Winning Bay Area Artist to Create Traveling Mural Celebrating Asian Heritage at San Francisco School

Comcast Foundation to Award $25,000 to the Asian Pacific American
Heritage Foundation

More Than 5,000 Comcast Employees Work at 16 California Schools or
Community Organizations During 16
th Annual
Comcast Cares Day

LIVERMORE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Saturday, April 22nd, more than 5,000 Comcast
employees and their families, friends and community
partners will volunteer to improve schools and communities throughout
California as part of the 16th annual Comcast
Cares Day

In San Francisco, Comcast has engaged Bay area artist and activist Dave
Young Kim to create a one-of-a-kind traveling mural designed to
celebrate key moments in Asian Pacific American history and culture. Mr.
Kim will initiate work on the mural alongside students, parents,
residents, elected officials and Comcast volunteers at Sutro Elementary

The completed mural will be unveiled at San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s
Asian Pacific Islander Heritage celebration presented by the APA
Heritage Foundation on May 1st before an audience of more
than 600. The mural will then travel to schools in at least five San
Francisco supervisorial districts throughout the month of May as part of
a cultural education tour called the “APA Heritage Youth Education

Working in partnership with the APA Heritage Foundation and the
Community Youth Center, the educational project is created to inform
students from the San Francisco Unified School District about Asian and
Pacific Islander heritage and the significant contributions of the API
community throughout history.

To provide ongoing support of initiatives within the Asian American
community, Comcast will also make a donation of $25,000 to the Asian
Pacific American Heritage Foundation. This contribution will be
presented by David L. Cohen, Comcast’s Senior Executive Vice President &
Chief Diversity Officer to Claudine Cheng, Chair of the 2017 APA
Heritage Celebration Committee during a ceremony at Sutro Elementary,
beginning at 8:00 a.m. Also attending are: San Francisco Supervisor,
District 1 (and Sutro school alumnus) Sandra Lee Fewer, State
Senator Scott Wiener and State Assemblymember Phil Ting,
along with Comcast executives John Gauder, California Regional Vice
President; Martha Soehren, Sr. Vice President, Chief Talent Development
Officer; and Samuel Schwartz, Chief Business Development Officer.

“Comcast’s support with this $25,000 grant will significantly extend the
reach and impact we can have as we seek to provide education about the
vital role Asian Americans have played throughout history, especially
here in San Francisco,” said Claudine Cheng, Chair of the 2017 APA
Heritage Celebration Committee. “The traveling mural by Mr. Kim is such
a creative way to spread the message, whether we’re engaging with young
children, older kids or adults. Using art and visual storytelling to
showcase the contributions and impact of all types of Asian people is so
powerful. Everyone can relate. We are proud and thankful to have a
partner like Comcast who shares our deep commitment to the Asian
American community.”

In addition to creating the mural with Mr. Kim, on Cares Day local
Comcast employees and their families will join with students and their
families, as well as other volunteers, to spend the morning planting,
installing benches, painting, landscaping and cleaning up the grounds at
Sutro Elementary School. They will be posting creative selfies
throughout the day using the hashtag #ComcastCaresDay.

Members of the community are invited to participate. California site
locations can be found at:

Saturday, April 22,

8:00 a.m. – Comcast executives and California local
and state officials greet guests and make formal remarks
lasts from 8:00 a.m. – Noon

Sutro Elementary

235 12th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118


  • Sutro School students and their families
  • Dave Young Kim, award-winning muralist and community
  • Myra Quadros, Sutro Elementary School Principal
  • Scott Wiener, CA State Senator
  • Phil Ting, CA State Assemblymember
  • Sandra Lee Fewer, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 1
  • Hydra Mendoza, Vice President, San Francisco Unified School
  • Claudine Cheng, Chair of the 2017 APA Heritage Celebration

Comcast Executives

  • David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief
    Diversity Officer
  • Gary Rostick, EVP and CFO, Comcast Spectacor
  • Martha Soehren, SVP, Chief Talent Development Officer
  • Michael Cox, SVP, Talent Solutions
  • Dina Galeotafiore, SVP, Executive Search
  • Shawn Leavitt, SVP, Global Benefits
  • David Marcus, SVP, Chief Litigation Counsel
  • Samuel Schwartz, Chief Business Development Officer
  • Robert Victor, SVP, Finance and Business Operations
  • Jennifer Yohe Wagner, President, Strategic Business
    Procurement, Comcast
  • John Gauder, Regional Vice President, California Region
  • Marcia Gelbart, Senior Director, Community Investment

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology
company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.
Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet
and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and
also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news,
entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast
networks, television production operations, television station groups,
Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit
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About the Comcast Foundation

The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999
to provide charitable support to qualified nonprofit organizations. The
Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive,
sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three
community investment priorities—expanding digital literacy, promoting
community service, and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception,
the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $195 million to
organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More
information about the Foundation and its programs is available at


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