With the end of 2017 fast approaching, I’ve been reflecting on what a hectic year it has been in the new political landscape, and how thankful I am for the work being undertaken by AAPIP’s national network of foundations, chapters, and giving circles.
Ryan Chao is Vice President for Civic Sites and Community Change, at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, where he oversees the foundation’s place-based investments. Ryan leverages his experience in housing and community development to pursue strategies that reduce disparities for low-income people and neighborhoods.
Alex Wong has served as AAPIP’s Community Philanthropy Manager since 2012. At the end of 2017, upon the successful completion of our 5-Year National Giving Circle Campaign, Alex will be departing AAPIP to focus on his graduate studies. Over the last 6 years of service, Alex has been an invaluable addition to AAPIP and Community Philanthropy programming.