Our Stories

Read the latest news from our campaigns and programs featuring stories and insights directly from our network of community members, giving circle organizers, AAPIP members and philanthropic allies.

How to be Vietnamese

Sun, 2011-07-10
Holy Vo, 2011 VIET Fellow

I spent a month in the countryside of Bình Minh before heading up to Sài Gòn to start the Viet Fellows program. On the first day, Tony asked us all, “Why are you here?” and met a room of silence. What a simple question, and yet, infinitely difficult to grasp. Why was I here?

Nui and Long: Mountain of hope

Wed, 2011-06-22
Ly Ngo, 2011 VIET Fellow

Incomprehensible, inhumane, injustice. Those were some of the words that popped into my head as I listened to Thay Chau describing the conditions of St. Francis Shelter and the cold shoulder that the world has shown for these beautiful and loving children. Orphaned, disabled, disease-stricken – these are the shared conditions of the children. The children are so full of energy and life, yet some may never be able to experience the feeling of simply being able to walk or speak

[video] Welcoming Noelle Ito, Community Philanthropy Director

Tue, 2011-06-14
AAPIP is pleased to welcome Noelle Ito, Director, Community Philanthropy. Noelle started with AAPIP on May 23, and has already made remarkable progress in reaching out to AAPIP’s growing network of giving circles across the country.

[video] AAPIP Welcomes Tony Luong, US Program Manager for VIET Fellows Program

Wed, 2011-05-18
We are pleased to welcome Tony Luong as the new US Program Manager of the VIET Fellows Program. He joins AAPIP directly from Vietnam where he was an in-country representative and teacher with Volunteers In Asia. Tony comes to AAPIP with extensive experience working in the Vietnamese American community and in Vietnam

AAPIP’s new board members and officers

Fri, 2011-04-29
At the 2011 AAPIP Annual Meeting, the AAPIP Board of Directors welcomed four new directors and new executive officers, as well as recognized the contributions of three outgoing directors.

Daring To Do What the Spirit Says Do

Mon, 2011-04-18
Barbara Phillips

Moments of the day with the Minnesota NGEC fellowship organization’s kept poking at me. So when Peggy Saika shared that it is racism within philanthropy that led to the creation of AAPIP (Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy), and while AAPIP never intended to be and is not a “funder” it seized the opportunity to create the space for the National Gender & Equity Campaign of which the OFP is a component.

[video] AAPIP Annual Membership Meeting Community Panel – Part 2

Mon, 2011-04-18
This is the Part 2 recording of the Live Webcast filmed on April 10, 2011 at the AAPIP Annual Membership Meeting and Community Program in Philadelphia. This video covers the panel discussion with guests from Philadelphia area foundations and giving circles.