September 1, 2001
Winner of the Sarajane Beal Award for Volunteer Excellence in 2002.
Meena Cheng was honored for her innovative fundraising efforts on behalf of Page Ahead. For the past five years, Cheng and her committee of dedicated volunteers have hosted “Cooks for Books,” a dinner, cooking demonstration, and auction that features prominent local chefs preparing their specialties using local ingredients.
Meena is a Certified Financial Planner with more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry. She has practiced public and private accounting as a CPA and is currently an Assistant Vice President of Investments for U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray. An experienced public speaker, Meena has spoken to companies, universities, and conferences. Meena is also a culinary aficionado who has owned two restaurants and has written the popular book, “Fortune in Your Cookies,” a humorous analogy between cooking and investment strategies.