Historical Perspectives

Julia L. Wu, Trustee Emeritus of the Los Angeles Community Colleges Board, a life time music lover and vocalist, founded PAFAA. Julia firmly believes in music and arts  as the heart and soul of human civilization that not only enrich life and spirit but also enhance world harmony and peace.  With a pianist son in the family, a product of a music conservatory in New York, Julia could feel the pains of the musicians whose  efforts and contribution receive very little support and recognition from the society.  PAFAA was first incorporated in 2000 and by early part of 2001 was granted by IRS tax exempt status as a 501C3 non-profit organization. After several months of persuasion and convincing, the founder was able to generate the support from a hundred charter members including her own family, relatives, friends, and supporters, whose generous contribution helped to lay a foundation for PAFAA. By middle part of September, 2001, PAFAA was officially formed and Board of Directors installed. Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich and Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca both graciously committed to the role of serving as Honorary Chairmen on the Foundation Board.