By 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. AAPIP has been invited by the WHIAAPI to support this historic gathering as part of our commitment to Building Democratic Philanthropy. A core team of AAPIP Trustees and staff will join several hundred philanthropic and Administration leaders to dialogue and strategize on six critical areas: arts and culture, civil and human rights, educational opportunities, health, immigrant integration, housing and economic and community development. The day will result in initial plans to advance promising public/private partnerships. We look forward to reporting back on the Briefing outcomes and next steps.