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Photo courtesy of Veronica Tsang
Photo courtesy of Veronica Tsang
Veronica Tsang, a Fresh Meadows resident, was named a "community hero" by the Museum of the Chinese in America.

BY ANGELA MATUA

Veronica Tsang, a Fresh Meadows resident and senior vice president at Cathay Bank, was awarded the “Community Hero” award by the Museum of Chinese in America on Thursday.

Tsang was honored at Golden Unicorn Restaurant in Manhattan for her commitment to advancing the needs of the Chinese-American community .

“I hardly look at myself and say hero because I enjoy what I do. It’s part of life for me,” Tsang said. “I also want to let people know I would not be able to do this without the grace of Cathay Bank because our bank is also very, very supportive of our community… because without my boss and Cathay Bank’s support I would not be able to do so much.”

Tsang is active in a number of nonprofit organizations in the area, including as president of Gift of Life, an organization that provides free heart transplants for children with heart disease.

She is also a board member at the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts and a chairwoman for the community advisory council at New York Hospital Queens.

Tsang additionally acts as vice chair of the Chinese American Planning Council and serves on the finance committee for Holy Redeemer Academy in Flushing.

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