In early 2010, we formed an exploratory committee, composed of staff from Silicon Valley based funders, corporations and community based organizations. After a year of planning, outreach and regional programming, we officially launched in 2011, becoming AAPIP’s tenth and newest chapter.
In 2002, we were the first chapter founded in the Pacific Northwest. Our membership hails from various parts of Washington and Oregon. Historically, the Seattle area was considered a major gateway for many immigrants including Asian American/Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).
Founded in 1999, our chapter reflects the local Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Our members represent a variety of histories and ethnicities, most notably Hmong and Southeast Asian refugees and Korean adoptees.
Established in 1990, we hold the unique title of being both the birthplace of AAPIP’s first chapter in the Midwest and in 2002, the birthplace of the first AAPIP affiliated giving circle in the country!