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Cynthia Choi, VP Philanthropic Partnerships, Stepping Down


OAKLAND, February 9, 2016 – Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) today announced that Cynthia Choi, Vice President, Philanthropic Partnerships, will be stepping down on February 15, 2016 to pursue other opportunities.

Choi served in a number of key staff roles during her 10 years at AAPIP, including as the Co-Director for the National Gender and Equity Campaign, Senior Director for Philanthropic Advocacy, and Deputy Director.

“We are extremely grateful for the contributions that Cynthia has made both to the AAPI community and to AAPIP during her tenure,” said Cora Mirikitani, President and CEO. “She will be missed and we wish her the very best in her future endeavors.”

For further information about AAPIP’s philanthropic partnership programs, please contact Noelle Ito, Vice President, Programs, at .


Founded in 1990, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) is a national member-supported advocacy organization dedicated to advancing philanthropy and Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Our members include foundations, staff and trustees of grant making organizations, and nonprofit organizations in ten regional chapters across the United States. AAPIP engages communities and philanthropy to address unmet needs; serves as a resource for and about AAPI communities; and incubates new ideas and approaches to building a more democratic philanthropic sector that values and brings more resources into our diverse communities.