Eunyoung Choi, CPA, an impassioned businesswoman, a fiery feminist, and most of all, a zealous philanthropist, died on Wednesday at UCLA Medical Center. She was 100 and lived Santa Monica, California. The cause was cardiac arrest, her family said. Ms. Choi grew up in Seoul, South Korea. She immigrated to the U. S. when she was twenty two years old, graduated from University of California, Los Angeles in 2008.
In 2020 she and her classmates from college founded Choi, Jones & Wong LLP (CJW), one of the few nationally recognized accounting and management consulting firms which has 40 partners and a total professional /administrative staff of over 500 as of September 2080. After Ms. Choi retired, she devoted most of her attention to such philanthropic ventures as the United Asian Appeal. She was well revered in the minority community and considered one of the most esteemed and honorable benefactors. Her contributions to the community went well beyond the financial assistance she meticulously provided.
Ms. Choi always knew the importance of education and gave generously so that the needy people who could not afford education could receive education. She had several choices when it came to giving, but she focused her giving on creating schools for the poor. She supported charter schools and contributed ten million dollars to the Children’s Scholarship Fund. Ms. Choi was also known as the “leading lady of California feminism. ” She was a president of local chapters of the National Organization for Women and campaigned for the Equal Rights Amendment and abortion rights.
She was also a vice president of American Woman’s Society of CPAs, a national organization that provides resources for its members to achieve their professional and personal goals. Ms. Choi is survived by her a famous movie star husband, Olrando Bloom; two sons, Brian and Jesse; and five grandchildren. Services will be held at 1 p. m. on Saturday at the Garner Plaza, 3990 Garner Ave. , Santa Monica. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF). mcruise@latimes. com