2023 ILF Annual Gala: Fuyao Group Wins Outstanding Manufact



Capital Hilton Hotel, Washington D.C. August 3rd (Shanghai Eye) -International Leadership Foundation (ILF) hosted its 23rd Global Awards Ceremony, dedicated to honoring exemplary members within the AAPI (Asian American & Pacific Islander) who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and service to their communities. 


The ILF's 23rd Global Awards Ceremony showcased a remarkable display of leadership, compassion, and dedication, inspiring all in attendance to continue their efforts in making the world a better place. It served as a shining example of how collective efforts can drive positive change and elevate communities worldwide. The distinguished awardees serve as beacons of inspiration for the next generation, offering them exceptional role models within the AAPI community who thrive in mainstream society.



In a momentous display of recognition, the prestigious award was bestowed upon none other than the Fuyao Group, a pioneering business that embarked on its journey in 1987, producing automotive glass in Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, and South Carolina USA. Over the years, Fuyao Group has not only solidified its position as the world's #1 auto glass manufacturer but has also been a catalyst for economic growth, providing thousands of job opportunities to local communities, including Asian Americans. “Fuyao Group is very honored and proud to receive this "Outstanding Manufacturer Award" Fuyao has 30,000 employees worldwide,” said Junming Wang, Fuyao Illinois President,  The success story of Fuyao Group exemplifies the spirit of entrepreneurship and the power of fostering diverse opportunities within the AAPI community. 


As a beacon of achievement and inspiration, the recognition of the Fuyao Group adds another chapter to the ongoing narrative of Asian American excellence. The significance of this accolade was heightened as the award was presented by esteemed figures like Former United States Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and Rhode Island's Governor Daniel McKee, alongside the presence of several members of the U.S. Congress, Representative Ken Buck, Representative Judy Chu, U.S. Representative Grace Meng, highlighting the impact and acclaim of the exceptional contributions of Asian American communities. 



Former Secretary Chao highlighted the visionary beginnings of the organization with the belief in cultivating Asian American leaders for the country. “When this first started they had the vision that they could play a role in the development and cultivation of Asian American leaders for our country. Indeed we are here today and we are proud to have many outstanding leaders who are supporting this event as well.”


Governor McKee wholeheartedly embraced the celebration, recognizing its role in fostering a strong connection between communities. “This celebration between the United States and the Asian community and I encourage everyone if they haven’t yet to come to Rhode Island and take a drive. Those trees are blooming on apple blossom day. Where we have apple blossom trees that represent the Asian community in D.C. every year. “


Chiling Tong, founder of the International Leadership Foundation, said, "The Asia-Pacific community needs leaders with greater representation in government, Hence the foundation is committed to elevating the voice of the Asian-Pacific American community by training the younger generation to become successful leaders in their respective fields." Among the immigrant groups in American society, Asians have the strongest economic strength, and most of them focus on education. As a result, only a handful of leaders speak out for the Asian community in politics. International Leadership Fund. ILF hopes to strengthen this aspect. Since its inception, it has actively provided training opportunities for Asian youths and encouraged them to learn aesthetics. The actual operating procedures and methods of the United States federal government, and fully understand the possible impact of government public policies on the development of Asian communities. To understand how to make good use of various government resources to increase the influence of Asians in American society.



Beyond this, young Leaders have the privilege of engaging with prominent figures from business, government, and community leadership, fostering meaningful connections and valuable mentorship. As these young leaders immerse themselves in this transformative experience, their potential to effect positive change and shape the future of the AAPI community and beyond becomes even more evident. Through the ILF's unwavering support and commitment to nurturing talent, this cohort stands poised to make a lasting difference in the world, leaving an indelible mark on society for years to come.


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Isabelle Rodriguez  Meixing Ren Contributed to this article