Kwan C An, best known as “Mr. An”, is a Tucson restaurateur and philanthropist. He has one of the most recognized faces in Tucson and has used his celebrity to help numerous local charities raise funds.
Mr. An believes strongly in giving back to the community that has given him so much. He serves as honorary chairman or the Tucson Ladies Council and a board member of the Community Food Bank. For almost 25 years, Mr. An has hosted an annual “Cooking with the Stars” charity event to benefit the Easter Seals Blake Foundation.
Mr. An has also been a major fundraiser for the Tucson Girls Chorus and Tu Nidito. Last year, he stood on his feet for 16 hours straight to collect funds for the Tu Nidito Cash Drive.
Mr. An is no stranger to heart disease and sudden cardiac death. Mr. An’s grandfather, father, and 6 of his 7 brothers have died from cardiac arrest. Mr. An suffered from a cardiac arrest at age 57 and was resuscitated by an AED.