Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts has announced that Vikki Sung has been named the organization’s president for 2022/23. An active member of Pasadena Showcase since 2012, Ms Sung was the first Asian American to serve as the organization’s president, when she was previously elected in 2019/20. She has held many positions over the years, including Benefits Chair for the 2018 Pasadena Showcase House of Design and served on the Benefits Committee Leadership Team for the 2022 Showcase House.
Ms. Sung says she is honored to return as the organization’s president for the second time. “We faced many challenges in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic, so I’m really excited to have the opportunity to lead this great organization into new territories,” she said. As President, her mission remains to ensure that all members of the community connect the Pasadena Showcase House of Design, Pasadena Showcase’s primary fundraiser, with the many music and arts programs funded by the event. “I want everyone who visits to know that this beautiful design house is about raising money to support music in all of its different ways in our community and to know that we are ‘more than just a pretty house.’
Ms Sung says she made that connection herself when she chaperoned her son’s fourth grade class 12 years ago at a youth concert at Disney Hall, one of Pasadena’s music programs Showcasing. “It was a real eye-opener to see all that Showcase House is funding. I had no idea this beautiful design house was responsible for bringing these musical programs to the community,” she says. Pasadena Showcase’s three music programs, the Music Mobile, the Youth Concert and the Instrument Competition, are of particular interest to Ms. Sung. “I think it’s very important for children to be exposed to orchestral instruments and classical music. It could lead to great things,” she says.
Volunteering has been an important part of Ms. Sung’s life for more than 20 years. She currently sits on the Board of the Association of Major Symphony Orchestra Volunteers. She is also a founding member of the San Marino/Pasadena Philharmonic Committee and sits on the board of the LA Phil Affiliates. She is also part of the San Marino Junior Alliance.
Ms. Sung resides in Pasadena with her husband, Frank Hu.
Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, has supported local music and arts programs since 1948. Through the hard work and dedication of its more than 200 members, the organization raises funds through its primary benefit, the Pasadena Showcase House of Design, one of the oldest, largest and most successful home and garden tours in the country. Through its Gifts & Grants program, Pasadena Showcase has donated more than $24 million to nonprofit organizations to support music education, scholarships, concerts, and music therapy, while continuing to support the LA Phil and its learning programs for which the organization was founded. . Pasadena Showcase also promotes the study and appreciation of music in young people with its three annual music programs: the Music MobileTM, which introduced orchestral instruments to more than 125,000 third-grade students; the Instrumental Competition, which awarded more than $650,000 in monetary prizes to exceptionally talented musicians; and the Youth Concert, which brought nearly 250,000 fourth-grade students to the Walt Disney Concert Hall for exuberant performances presented by the LA Phil.