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Cherry Blossom Giving Circle Launched in DC

The Cherry Blossom Giving Circle (CBGC), the first Asian American giving circle in Washington, DC, launched with an event on Tuesday,

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Convenes First Philanthropic Briefing Focused on AAPI Community

Cynthia Choi, Senior Director, Philanthropic Advocacy, AAPIP

On April 2, 2012 the Obama Administration through the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) will host the first National Philanthropic Briefing focused on the AAPI community. It is part of the Administration’s efforts to address economic and social challenges facing the AAPI community.


Anna Deavere Smith, Award-winning Playwright-Actress, Joins AAPIP and ABFE for Special Performance and Conversation, April 29, 2012

In observance of the twentieth anniversary of the Los Angeles civil uprising following verdicts in the 1992 Rodney King case, award-winning actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith will present a feature performance of scenes from Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, the 1994 Tony Nominee for Best Play.

Ford, Kresge and Kellogg Foundations Join In $1M Planning Initiative for AAPI Communities

Last Monday, April 2, at a national briefing in Washington DC convened by The White House, three of the nation’s largest foundations – The Ford Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation – together pledged $1 million to support an exploratory planning process focused on the development of national public-private partnerships to increase philanthropic investment in the Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.


Welcoming N. Nina Ahmad to the AAPIP Board of Directors

AAPIP is pleased to announce that N. Nina Ahmad was elected to the AAPIP Board of Directors at the 2012 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, on April 29.

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