Arcadia Chamber of Commerce Selects Longtime Hospital Supporter Sherry Wang as the Arcadia Citizen of the Year
Longtime Arcadia resident Sherry Wang was recently selected as the Arcadia Citizen of the Year during a recent awards ceremony hosted by the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce.
“For three decades, Sherry Wang has led by example with grace, poise and passion as a community volunteer and activist who kindly gives her time to USC Arcadia Hospital and other community organizations to make Arcadia an even better place to live,” said Chamber Vice President Brian Greene, who also serves as the director of marketing at USC Arcadia Hospital. “As Sherry receives the Arcadia Citizen of the Year Award tonight, it’s actually all of us here in Arcadia who are honored to have both Sherry and her husband Shone as residents of this great community.”
Sherry initially began volunteering at the hospital by serving on the hospital’s Bioethics Committee and spearheaded development of educational training for hospital staff to better understand the needs and cultural differences when treating patients from the Chinese community. Eventually, Sherry joined the Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and over time held numerous leadership positions, including Chair of the Board in 2016.
For three years, Sherry co-chaired the hospital’s Mardi Gras event, which raised $600,000 for the Foundation during her tenure. Sherry also chaired the hospital’s annual Crystal Ball fundraising celebration, and in 2018 she and husband Shone were honored for their leadership, philanthropy, and dedication to the hospital. In addition, Sherry has been the driving force behind the hospital’s annual Community Health Fair for 20 years, which provides hundreds of free health care services to those in need and is a joint event with the Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights.
“Sherry and Shone have been loyal and generous donors through the years and we are so grateful for everything they have helped make possible,” said Michael Driebe, President of the USC Arcadia Hospital Foundation. “Sherry is a tremendous advocate for our hospital, working quietly behind the scenes to share the hospital’s story and build connections with the community we serve. She has been especially helpful in reaching out to the Chinese community here in the San Gabriel Valley.”
While numerous people throughout the community have lauded their wonderful work, the Wangs remain humble and even mildly uncomfortable with the attention generated for their volunteer and philanthropic efforts. “I never expected to be honored or recognized for our efforts,” said Sherry. “Service should be in everyone’s blood. It’s as simple as opening a door for a pregnant woman; we should always show courtesy to others.”