Phnom Penh Noodle House: Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business

Phnom Penh Noodle House, this year’s National Philanthropy Day Outstanding Small Business, is a cornerstone in the Chinatown-International District neighborhood of Seattle.

Since 1987, this family-run small business has demonstrated a consciousness for creating a strong community alongside pride in Cambodian food and culture. Phnom Penh Noodle House was started by Sam and Kim Ung and became known for great food and a generosity. Their daughters, Darlene Ung, Dawn Ung, and Diane Le took over ownership until Phnom Penh Noodle House had to close in May due to a family tragedy.

The family is known for their support of the Khmer People and Asian Pacific American groups. They frequently offered discounted catering, meeting space, and donations for auctions. They also supported neighborhood revitalization activities, like the teen art mentoring program through WingLuke Museum, to make the community more open and welcoming. It was not uncommon for them to be a site for neighborhood food tours.

Sam Ung escaped the Khmer Rouge and he and Kim arrived as refugees in 1980. Sam bravely and eloquently shared the difficult experience in his book, "I Survived the Killing Fields" to encourage community healing and pride. 

"Phnom Penh has been more to our community than just a restaurant. Yes, they have provided Cambodian comfort food to members of our community; yes, the meals they served provided a connection to the homeland, but their presence and involvement in the community programs have made Phnom Penh Noodle House a symbol of strength and survival to our refugee communities. Their meals became a metaphor for community and a common denominator for different groups of people to connect to one another."

– Candace Inagi, Asian Counseling and Referral Service

 

Join us to celebrate Phnom Penh and the other 2018 National Philanthropy Day Award winners at the luncheon on November 1.

Registration Rates:

$100 per Individual Seat
$1,100 per Sponsored Table (seats 10)

Please note: Tables purchased after September 29 will be placed on a first come, first served basis. You can still purchase a full table (10 seats) or individual seats. If you purchase an individual seat, you will have the ability to sit at any of the "open seating" tables around the room.


Thank You to Our 2018 National Philanthropy Day Sponsors

Premiere Sponsor

Presenting Sponsors

Founder Sponsor

Founder Sponsor

Founder Sponsor

Supporter Sponsor

 The Alford Group

 Supporter Sponsor

Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation

Supporter Sponsor

Campion Foundation

 Supporter Sponsor

The Hugh and Jane 
Ferguson Foundation

Supporter Sponsor

Philanthropy Northwest

Supporter Sponsor

Washington State 
Convention Center

 Donor Sponsor

 Make-A-Wish Alaska
and Washington

 Donor Sponsor

Sanford Institute of Philanthropy
at City University of Seattle

Donor Sponsor

Seattle Foundation

Patron Sponsor

Bateman Consulting, LLC 

Patron Sponsor

Breakthrough Fundraising Group

Patron Sponsor

Clark Nuber

Patron Sponsor

Columbia Bank

Patron Sponsor

Suzanne Hittman

 
 

 
 
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