Marco Polo World Foundation Appreciation Awards

The Marco Polo World Foundation wishes to express its deepest appreciation and gratitude to all sponsors, cultural performers, volunteers and other institutions for your enthusiastic support of, and participation in, the Annual DFW Dragon Boat, Kite & Lantern Festival. The Foundation commends your tireless efforts that greatly benefit the community as a whole. With your support, MPWF is able to continue its dedicated work towards the mission of promoting intercultural understanding and acceptance of diversity, and in showcasing international culture in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

2016 Marco Polo World Foundation Appreciation Awards Category

9 Years Service

Award Category: Community Service
Award Recipient: Irving Sister Cities International


Award Category: Performers
Award Recipient: Lee¡¯s White Leopard Kung Fu


8 Years Service

Award Category: Community Service
Award Recipient: Irving Arts Center


7 Years Service

Award Category: Corporate
Award Recipient: Alesio Urban Center

Urban Center welcome's you home to urban life in a euro-modern village setting. Whether you choose to casually stroll down tree-lined cobblestone promenades taking in the ambiance of charming street lights or savor the surrounding scenery from the shore of Lake Carolyn, Alesio Urban Center embodies an extraordinary community vision thoughtfully packaged to fit your contemporary lifestyle. Life is Like You Imagined at Alesio Urban Center, now proudly managed by Lincoln Property Company.



5 Years Service

Award Category: Individual
Award Recipient: Minoru Makita


4 Years Service

Award Category: Corporate
Award Recipient: Golden Shanghai LTD


Award Category: Corporate
Award Recipient: PepsiCo



PepsiCo Inc. is a global manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of food and beverages, owning many well-known brands including Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Tropicana, Gatorade, and Quaker Oats. PepsiCo operates in over 200 countries, with its largest markets in North America and the United Kingdom.


Award Category: Community Organization
Award Recipient: Families with Children from China


Award Category: Community Organization
Award Recipient: Association of Chinese Professionals (ACP)


Award Category: Performers
Award Recipient: Jia Ping Shi Dance School

Phra Ya Thai Musical Instrument: We are students and volunteers of the Buddhist Center of Dallas, a nonprofit organization. We have been serving the Dallas Ft. Worth community since 2005. Thai Community of Buddhist Center of Dallas¡¯s mission statement is to preserve, promote, and share Thai traditional and cultural heritage in performing arts, classical music, dancing, and singing to our community.



Award Category: Individual
Award Recipient:Jinhong Liu



Award Category: Individual
Award Recipient: Shirley Shu Xiang


Award Category: Individual
Award Recipient: Hua Huang


Award Category: Individual
Award Recipient: Angela Chen


Excellence Award

Award Recipient: Pete Sessions Member of Congress US
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