Welcoming Lyle Matthew Kan to AAPIP

Thu, 2020-07-16

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are thrilled to announce that starting August 10th, Lyle Matthew Kan will be joining AAPIP as Interim Vice President of Programs and CHANGE Philanthropy as Senior Fellow, splitting much of his time between the two. As Interim Vice President of Programs, Lyle will work to support program initiatives such as AAPI giving circles, a new research agenda, a strategic communications approach, and more! 

Lyle joins AAPIP/CHANGE Philanthropy following a long tenure at Funders for LGBTQ Issues as the Vice President of Research and Communications. At Funders for LGBTQ Issues, he led the organization’s analysis of trends, gaps, and opportunities related to LGBTQ grantmaking, oversaw external affairs, and managed strategic partnerships for the network of foundations and corporations dedicated to increasing philanthropic resources for LGBTQ communities. His reports and infographics on the scale and character of LGBTQ grantmaking are well known and widely used in social justice philanthropy. During his tenure at Funders for LGBTQ Issues, foundation funding for LGBTQ issues increased from $121 million a year to more than $209 million a year. 

In addition to being an amazing colleague while at Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Lyle has also been an integral part of the AAPIP community over the years. He proudly boasts that he has diligently attended all but one AAPIP convening.  And more recently, he was one of our "conversationalists" in early June around anti-Black racism.  Lyle is a multi-talented energy source and we are excited to be able to leverage his skills on behalf of AAPIP and the larger CHANGE Philanthropy community. 

In taking on this role, Lyle writes, “Having spent the last decade working to advance social justice through philanthropy as a gay man of Chinese and Irish ancestry, I have long admired the work of AAPIP. While I have been lucky to partner with AAPIP's incredible staff on various projects in the past, I am thrilled to be officially joining Pat and the team as the Interim Vice President of Programs. I am so honored and excited to help co-author a new chapter for AAPIP that builds on its impressive 30-year legacy!”

Please join us in (re-)welcoming Lyle to the AAPIP/CHANGE Philanthropy community!

- Team AAPIP

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