Executive Officer, The Ong Family Foundation
New York, NY
Nelson Louis is Executive Officer of The Ong Family Foundation, a private family foundation that awards grants to not-for-profit agencies located in the northeast region of the United States. Prior to working for the Ong Family Foundation, Mr. Louis was employed with the YMCA for 37 years since his graduation with a B.A. degree in Education from Queens College/CUNY. His most recent position was President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater Bergen County. Mr. Louis was active in the YMCA movement, serving as founding member of the YUSA Asian Leadership Network and then as a delegate to the YUSA National Assembly in 2007 in the Mid Atlantic Region. He has twice been the recipient of the YMCA National AYP Award for Excellence. Mr. Louis served on the National Advisory Committee of the Rebuilding Chinatown Initiative created after 9/11 to assist with rebuilding Manhattan’s Chinatown community. He has also serves as Trustee for the YMCA of USA Fred Y. Hoshiyama Asian Leadership Scholarship Fund; Founding Member of YMCA of USA Asian Leadership Network Steering Committee; Trainer for the YMCA of USA Fiscal Stewardship for Organizational Leaders; and Coach for the YMCA of USA Multi-Cultural Executive Development Institute. Mr. Louis resides in New York City with his wife, Deborah Chan. Both are very active in building capacity and organizational sustainability for Asian Pacific Islander American community organizations.