The Story of Siu H’Le – The Little Girl Who Never Stopped Hoping

On March 2, Myhanh and I traveled to Pleiku to pick up Siu H’Le and another child to bring with us back to Saigon. Although before our trip, we made a few stops, one at the temple for the families to say their prayers and one at an orphanage to bring gifts and treats. At the orphanage I witness one of the most awful things a child with a deformity can encounter, I’ve heard stories but when you actually experience the words and see children be halted frozen saying, “what’s wrong with your face, why are you like that, will I get that if I touch you” being that the little girl is deaf or partially deaf, these words are just words, but watching the mother be strong for the daughter was incredible.

Letter From the President and Founder | Dr. Quynh Kieu

Dear Friends,

23 years ago, Project Vietnam Foundation was founded to bring much needed healthcare to the underserved regions of Vietnam.

Since its inception with the help of donors and volunteers like yourself, we accomplished beyond what we envisioned:

  • 2,050 Life changing surgeries–mainly Cleft lip and palate by our Surgical Team.
  • 93,000 adults and children in the poor rural areas of Vietnam received the gift of health, including dental and vision care from our Primary care and Dental team.
  • 100 patients with life threatening diseases, were saved by cardiac pacemakers inserted by the Cardiac Team.
  • Infant mortality has decreased from 44.4 deaths per 1000 to 14 per 1000 (70%) through the exceptional work of the Training Team and partners at the International Relief Teams, Inc, who brought the neonatal resuscitation program of the American Academy of Pediatrics to train the healthcare providers in Vietnam. It is now part of the medical schools curriculum, making it sustainable.
  • Communes in Central and North Highlands of Vietnam have been provided clean water and malnutrition treatment, through the Public Health Team.
  • Our newest programs: The Autism Initiative will bring critical skills to caregivers in Vietnam and the U.S., and we initiated a U.S. Mental Health Program to work within the Vietnamese American Community.

On Sept. 29, Project Vietnam Foundation will be holding its annual gala fundraiser at the Westminster Rose Center. The Gala is our main fundraising event in Orange County providing us with much needed funds for our ongoing work.

If you have been blessed and want to help us in our efforts to change lives, please join us at this year’s gala by purchasing a ticket or sponsoring a table. Come learn about our mission and enjoy a night of food and entertainment.

If you cannot attend the even, you can still donate or volunteer. No amount of money or time is too large or small.

To purchase tickets/sponsor a table for the event, donate and/or volunteer please go to

Please call Tracie Nguyen (714) 725-5469 or Quynh Kieu (714) 724-0850.

Become A Sponsor
Purchase Gala Tickets
Make A Donation For The Gala
Pre-Purchase Raffle Tickets

The Calling of A Heart Doctor

When death comes knocking at the door and the hope of living just becomes a faint fantasy; the pain, the agony, the complications that come from heart problems carry a heavy payload that cries out “please let me die, please help me, or please just let me go.” It is a sad ordeal for a lot of us with family members who absolutely try their best to keep their loved ones alive.

Sponsorship Updates – Bronze Level | Sold Out

Congratulations to all the Bronze Sponsors for this year’s 23rd Annual Gala Fundraising Event. As of August 29, 2018, our Bronze levels are officially sold out. 

However, we still have the following sponsorships available.

  • Diamond – $10,000
  • Gold – $5,000
  • Silver – $3,000

To become a sponsor for our gala, please click here .

We are looking forward to having a successful gala that will help continue our mission in providing healthcare to the children of Vietnam and to support our new US initiatives in Mental Health support. 


Smiles For Hope 2018 Gala Raises Over $100K

Miracle is the best word to summarize 2018 for Project Vietnam Foundation’s surgery team. We set out with a mission to bring a new smile to renew hope to impoverished children with cleft lip and palate deformities. These children struggle daily to feed, speak, and be a part of society. Project Vietnam Foundation’s surgery team, our donors, and volunteers are willing to move mountains to help these children. With each of our efforts adding like drops of water to form a tidal wave of love and cut through even the most stone hard obstacles.

Live Auction Items by Winn Slavin Fine Art | Daniel Winn

Live Auction by Winn Slavin Fine Art | Curator Daniel Winn

For the last 4 years, Daniel Winn has generously donated prestigious artworks to the PVNF gala, helping the foundation raise  between 50 – 70k each here through his live auction program at the gala. 

This year’s live auction items will be the most prestigious curated artworks hand selected by Daniel:

Artworks by:

Master Sculptor Ira Reines

Master Sculptor Tuan

Master Artist Michel Desroches

These blue-chip artist have been featured internationally in museums and art shows. 

To learn more about artworks at Winn Slavin Fine Art.




Information about Daniel Winn

Daniel Winn is the Chief Executive Officer/President and driving creative force behind Masterpiece Publishing, Inc. and Winn Slavin Fine Art of Beverly Hills.  Since its formation as a joint venture in 1996 and through its incorporation in 1997, Winn has envisioned and brought Masterpiece Publishing to fruition as a leading fine art publisher.  Building a reputation of exceptional quality and impeccable ethics for the firm, Winn has brought together a team of art and business professionals with a combined range and depth of talent and experience that is unparalleled in the fine art industry. In the 17 years since its formation, Masterpiece Publishing, Inc. has earned a reputation as a premiere publisher of fine art in the United States, attracting world-class artists and significant attention from the wholesale fine art trade.

Since 2011, Winn has also been the Collection Curator of Winn-Slavin Fine Art, curating museum and gallery exhibitions throughout North America and Asia, in cities including New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

In 2001, Winn was instrumental in the formation of The Academy of Fine Art Foundation, a public charity, where he currently serves as Board Chairman.  The Academy’s mission is the betterment of humanity through fine art.  In North America, the foundation partners with other non-profits, using fine art donated by artists, galleries and agents to raise funds for a variety of charitable causes.  The foundation also conducts an Outreach Asia program whereby funds raised in North America are used for direct support of orphanages, elder care facilities, the impoverished and others in need in Asia.

In 2009, The Asian Business Association of Orange County recognized Mr. Winn as one of the top Asian entrepreneurs of the year for his outstanding work in the fine arts industry.  His accomplishments and successes have been featured in The Laguna Post, The Orange County Register, Art Business News, and Art World News.

In addition to recognition within the fine arts industry, Winn’s accomplishments have been recognized by members of the California legislature including Senator Lou Correa, Senator Mimi Walters, Senator Bob Huff, Assembly Member Van Tran, Assembly Member Chuck DeVore, Assembly Member Jim Silva, and Assembly Member Ted Lieu.

Live Auction Items for the 23rd Annual PVNF Gala

To learn more about the items, please contact:

Mark Samala | | 714.425.3655

Spiral Nebula by Ira Reines
Rhapsody by Tuan
Emotéon Faceale Séries VIII by Michel Desroches

Volunteer For The 2018 PVNF Gala

As 23rd Annual Gala for Project Vietnam Foundation is almost underway, we are recruiting passionate volunteers to assist us in helping make this event a memorable event for guest and to help raise funds for our future projects in Vietnam and in the US. 

We are asking volunteers to be able to help between the hours of 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm at the Westminster Rose Center in Westminster, CA.

The following areas we need volunteers are:

  • Raffle Sales
  • Ushers
  • Registrations Table
  • VIP Host & Hostesses
  • Decorations
  • Setup
  • Greeters

To volunteer please contact,

Trinh Diep  –

Tracie Nguyen  –

Dung Vu –

We are looking forward to your help. Thank you

Volunteers are eligible to use this event for volunteer hours needed in their employment or school.