SPZP-2000 Golden Sponsors


We appreciate the cetana of the following alumni who felt that the RIT Alumni International should have activities beyond the First ever RIT Grand Reunion and Saya Pu Zaw Pwe.

They are honored as “Golden Sponsors” of SPZP-2000.

  • Steeve Kay (U Thaung Sein, EC70, Southern California)
    Donated $1000 initially and later gave an additional $1800.
  • Ivan Lee (U Khin Maung Oo, M69, New Jersey)
    Donated $1200 for the General Fund of RIT Alumni International (and for SPZP-2000).
    Earlier donated $360 for one year’s operating expense of the ex-rit.or web site
  • David Ko (U Tin Myint, M67, Northern California)
    Donated $1000 for SPZP-2000
  • Benny Tan (Tan Eu Beng, M70)
    Donated in cash and kind.
    Designed the memorabilia (Banner, Mug, Calculator/Clock and Tee-shirt).
    Since he had gift shops, he obtained most of the memorabilia from his vendors at discount prices.
  • U Maung Maung Than (M79, Texas)
    Donated a Round-trip ticket to Myanmar
    By popular acclaim, the ticket was given to Sayagyi U Ba Toke.


Steeve Kay

  • Multiple Golden Sponsor for SPZPs.
  • Established the “Steeve and Helen Kay Health Care Fund for RIT Sayas and Sayamas. In 2019, the balance of the Fund was handed over to Swel Daw Yeik Foundation.
  • Donated $200,000+ over the years to RIT-related activities.

Ivan Lee

  • Hosted the annual RIT-UCC Gathering in New Jersey
  • Golden Sponsor for SPZP-2007
    Sponsored ayama Naw Mu Mu Aye to attend the SPZP

David Ko

  • Donated US $3000 to SPZP-2012
  • Sponsored Dinner Tables at NorCal RITAA Dinner

Benny Tan

  • Multiple Golden Sponsor for SPZPs
  • For SPZP-2000, Ko Benny used Steeve’s donation as seed money to raise funds.
    He designed memorabilia to give to sayas, sayamas and selected organizers / volunteers.
    Some memorabilia were put on sale for attendees at SPZP-2000.

U Maung Maung Than

  • Could not attend SPZP-2000, but he comunicated with Saya Allen Htay
  • Supported Saya Dr. Tin Win’s “Run LA Marathon to raise fund for SPZP-2007”

Sponsors for Sayagyi U Ba Toke

  • U Maung Maung Than donated the round trip ticket
  • U Zaw Min Nawaday (EP70) hosted Sayagyi U Ba Toke and his son U Ye Myint (EP72) at his then new house in Hayward, California.
  • Saya Allen Htay, Saya U Tin Htut, Saya Mao Toon Siong and several sayas and alumni took care of Sayagyi’s stay.
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