Annual Dinner

FBANC Annual Gala Postponed

We regret to announce that the June 11 Annual Gala will be postponed. Although we hope that the pandemic will have subsided by then, fundraising and other activities will be undoubtedly disrupted in the lead up to June. We are planning on rescheduling an in person gathering at a later time.  FBANC will still hold a virtual installation ceremony on June 11. RSVP by filling out this form.

Celebrating FBANC 40 at Home

The FBANC Board is disappointed to postpone celebrating FBANC’s 40th Anniversary in person but hope that we will be able to do so at a later time.

Here are our recommendations on how to celebrate FBANC 40 at home:

1. Renew Your Membership:

In celebration of FBANC’s 40th anniversary, FBANC is offering special membership pricing until June 11, 2020:

  • $40 for attorneys (regularly $65)
  • $10 for paraprofessionals (regularly $40)
  • $4 for law students (regularly $25)

If you have previously renewed via our membership and event platform WildApricot, please visit our login page here.  Simply register using the e-mail address you have provided to FBANC, create your profile, and follow the payment instructions.

If you are new to FBANC or WildApricot, you can create your WildApricot account here.

By U.S. Mail: To pay your membership dues by mail, please remit your check to

Filipino Bar Association of Northern California
268 Bush Street, #2928
San Francisco, CA 94104

If you have any difficulties, please contact

2. Support Local Businesses

Order Filipino food from your favorite local business.  Please take a photo and tag @fbanc (and the local business) on instagram and/or email us at so we can share it.

3. Celebrate in Style

Recommended Attire: Filipiniana encouraged. Black Tie optional. Please take a photo and tag @fbanc and #fbanc40 on instagram and/or email us at so we can share it.

4. Join us for a Virtual Cocktail Reception on June 11 at 5:30 p.m. PST

Zoom information will be posted closer to date. Please RSVP by filling out this form.

5. Stream the Virtual Installation Ceremony on June 11 at 6:00 pm PST.

The program will start at 6:00 p.m. Youtube information will be posted closer to date. In addition to inducting the 2020-2021 FBANC Board of Directors, FBANC will also be presenting the Jose Rizal Award and the Trailblazer Award.  The FBANC Foundation will also award over $30,000 in scholarships and stipends.

Please RSVP by filling out this form.

6. Join us for a Virtual After Party at 7:30 pm PST

Zoom information will be posted closer to date. Please RSVP by filling out this form.

7. Support the FBANC Foundation

In celebration of FBANC’s 40th anniversary, the FBANC Board has committed funds to start the FBANC Foundation Endowment.  This also kicks off FBANC‘s goal to raise $40,000 for the FBANC Foundation.

Help FBANC raise $40,000 for the FBANC Foundation by donating today and contribute to awarding  scholarships and stipends to future lawyers, including the inaugural FBANC Foundation’s Honorable Eleanor Oducayen Nisperos Women’s Committee Scholarship, which commemorates the first Filipina-American lawyer in California, and the inaugural FBANC/BALIF Joint Scholarship, awarded to a law student who has a demonstrated commitment to the Filipinx American and LGBT communities.

Donations to the FBANC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID 47-2926743) may be tax deductible. For more information on the FBANC Foundation, click here.

Last year’s Dinner

The FBANC Annual Dinner was held on June 7, 2019. That night, FBANC celebrated being “Commited to Community” and installed its incoming 2019-2020 Board.

The dinner featured The Hon. Benjamin T. Reyes, II as its keynote speaker. FBANC honored EEOC District Director Bill Tamayo with its Jose Rizal Award and Bayanihan Community Center Executive Director Bernadette Borja Sy with its Trailblazer Award.

Thanks to Our Platinum and Diamond Sponsors

Thanks to Our Vendors

Food Vendor – Hapag Pilipino

Videos and Photography – Tekai Media

Musician – Carmen Gonzalo