A Call for Solidarity and Collective Action

March 2021
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy

As Asian American philanthropic leaders, we are outraged and horrified by the racially motivated violence, harassment, and discrimination targeting Asian Americans, especially women, youth, and older members of our communities. These anti-Asian attacks are the latest in the U.S.’s long history of white supremacy, systemic racism, and gendered violence.

We are heartened and grateful to see the outpouring of support for Asian American victims and funding for efforts to prevent and combat anti-Asian violence. Much more needs to be done, and the work needs to be sustained.

As Asian American leaders, we offer this letter as our firm commitment to address these challenges, and we urge other funders to join us.

First, we start with solidarity. Asian American, Pacific Islander, Black, Latinx, Native Hawaiian, Indigenous, Middle Eastern Americans, other people of color, and immigrants all experience the harsh reality of systemic racism in America. We further denounce all hate-based violence, including anti-Semitism. This letter is a declaration of our interdependence and mutuality.

To make progress, we will redouble our support of multi-racial coalitions to combat systemic racism and ensure that our own country embraces us for who we are, and not as perpetual outsiders.

Second, we reject the model minority stereotype and commit to lifting up narratives that foreground the diversity of experiences lived by Asian Americans and other people of color. Too often, the model minority myth is used by white-dominated institutions as a racial wedge to divide communities of color on issues ranging from affirmative action to police brutality. These stereotypes reinforce white supremacy and obscure the challenges that various Asian American communities face, rendering them invisible in our society. Asian Americans must advocate for our own communities while also standing shoulder to shoulder with all communities against these divisive tactics.

We commit to supporting work that dismantles racist and sexist narratives and opposes efforts to pit communities of color against each other. We will ensure that the diversity of stories about Asian Americans and other people of color are told and recognized as essential American stories. We will also demand that publicly funded research efforts collect disaggregated data that captures the diversity of Asian Americans, Native Americans, and other persistently overlooked demographic groups, toward a more nuanced and inclusive belonging.

Third, we commit to expanding philanthropic support for Asian American communities and organizations and all historically underserved communities of color. Funding to support the needs of people of color in the U.S. is disproportionately low. In 2014, just 1.25 percent, 1.06 percent, 0.30 percent, and 0.26 percent of all foundation dollars were specifically dedicated to Latinx, Black, Native American, and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, respectively.  To explain away this severe underinvestment in communities of color, funders have often used a frame of scarcity rather than abundance.

We commit to making the pie bigger and combatting systemic racism by working with multiracial coalitions and funding organizations in communities of color, including those led by and serving Asian Americans.  We wish to secure commitments from foundations and donors that will result in a significant, sustained increase in funding for these communities. This can include funding for immediate needs, like relief for survivors of racist attacks and direct services, or to serve long-term goals such as building civic power and protecting voting rights.

Fourth, we invite allies to join our efforts. Asian Americans are severely underrepresented in philanthropic leadership roles, and we cannot accomplish these goals by ourselves. Together, as part of a multi-racial coalition, we will build a fairer, kinder America in which everyone can thrive. Our efforts will extend beyond the philanthropic sector to include partnerships with the affected communities, government agencies and officials at all levels, companies and business leaders, educators and scholars, health professionals, community-based organizations, nonprofits and civil society leaders, as well as journalists, artists, and cultural workers.

Finally, as Asian American philanthropy leaders, we will use our voices to advance these goals across a broad spectrum of communications platforms and will help other Asian American leaders develop their voices to make an impact.

Through these efforts, we aim to help build a more visible and accurate portrayal of AAPI people and other groups of color in the American consciousness. Our long-term vision is to support efforts to guide this country to realize its best self as an inclusive multi-racial democracy in which everyone can flourish.

Signatories

Philanthropy CEOs (AAPI):

  • AAPI Civic Engagement Fund, EunSook Lee, Director
  • Andy Roddick Foundation, Richard Tagle, Chief Executive Officer
  • Arabella Advisors, Sampriti Ganguli, CEO
  • Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP), Patricia Eng, President & CEO
  • Asian Pacific Community Fund, Chun-Yen Chen, Executive Director
  • Asian Pacific Fund, Audrey Yamamoto, President & Executive Director
  • Blowitz-Ridgeway Foundation, Serena Moy, Executive Director
  • Blue Shield of California Foundation, Debbie I. Chang, M.P.H., President and CEO
  • Cambridge Community Foundation, Geeta Pradhan, President
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Priscilla Chan, MD, CEO
  • Claneil Foundation, Mailee Walker, Executive Director
  • Collective Future fund, Aleyamma Mathew, Director
  • Common Counsel Foundation, Peggy Saika, Executive Director
  • Dwight Stuart Youth Fund, Wendy Chang, Director
  • Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, Cathy Cha, President and CEO
  • Foundation for MetroWest, Jay Kim, Executive Director
  • General Service Foundation, Dimple Abichandani, Executive Director
  • Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Tanuja M. Dehne, President and CEO
  • Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Marissa Tirona, President
  • Groundswell Fund, Vanessa Daniel, Executive Director
  • Henry Luce Foundation, Mariko Silver, President & CEO
  • Hope for New York, Elise Chong, CEO
  • Hsu Hwa Chao Foundation, Susan Lew, Executive Director
  • James B. McClatchy Foundation, Priscilla Enriquez, CEO
  • Jeremy Lin Foundation, Jeremy Lin, President
  • Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, Rini Banerjee, President
  • Korean American Community Foundation, Kyung B. Yoon, President & Co-Founder
  • Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco, Lina Park, Executive Director
  • Levi Strauss Foundation, Daniel J. Lee, Executive Director
  • Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, Unmi Song, President
  • Long Family Foundation, Vivian Long, Executive Director
  • Masto Foundation, A. Sparks, Executive Director
  • Medtronic Foundation, Paurvi Bhatt, President
  • Nancy Wang Family G&G Education Fund, Nancy Wang, MSW, Director
  • New Breath Foundation, Eddy Zheng, Founder & President
  • Northwest Fund for the Environment, Pam Fujita-Yuhas, Foundation Director
  • Okura Mental Health Leadership Foundation, Karen L. Ishizuka, Ph.D., President
  • Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity, Lori Villarosa, Executive Director
  • Potomac Health Foundation, Susie Lee, Executive Director
  • Resource Generation, Iimay Ho, Executive Director
  • Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Philip Li, President & CEO
  • Shadhika, My Lo Cook, Executive Director
  • Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation (SYL Foundation), Fo-Ching Lu, President
  • Solidaire Network and Solidaire Action Fund, Rajasvini Bhansali, Executive Director
  • Surdna Foundation, Don Chen, President
  • Tarsadia Foundation, Priya Bery, CEO
  • The Asian American Foundation (TAAF), Sonal Shah, President
  • The Boone Family Foundation, Cynthia Yung, President
  • The Fund for New Jersey, Kiki Jamieson, President
  • The Fund for Women and Girls, Michelle Legaspi Sanchez, Executive Director
  • The Health Trust, Michele Lew, CEO
  • The Ong Family Foundation, Nelson Louis, Executive Officer
  • The Prospect Hill Foundation, Penny Fujiko Willgerodt, Executive Director
  • The Rockefeller Foundation, Rajiv Shah, President
  • The Whitman Institute, Pia Infante, Co-Executive Director & Trustee
  • Unbound Philanthropy, Taryn Higashi, Executive Director
  • United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, Cindy Adams, President and CEO
  • Vesper Society, Miyoko Oshima, President
  • Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, Stacie Ma’a, President
  • Women’s Foundation California, Surina Khan, CEO

Philanthropy CEOs (non-AAPI):

  • ABFE, Susan Taylor-Batten, President & CEO
  • Adirondack Foundation, Cali Brooks, President & CEO
  • Akron Community Foundation, John T. Petures, Jr., President & CEO
  • Amalgamated Foundation, Anna Fink, Executive Director
  • Andrus Family Fund, Manuela Arciniegas, Director
  • Arca Foundation, Anna Lefer Kuhn, Executive Director
  • Arcora Foundation, Vanetta Abdellatif, President and CEO
  • Arizona Community Foundation, Steven G Seleznow, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Arthur M. Blank Foundation, Fay Twersky, President
  • Bainum Family Foundation, David Daniels, CEO and President
  • Ballmer Group, Terri Ludwig, President of Philanthropy
  • Bamford Foundation, Holly Bamford Hunt, Executive Director
  • Bank of America Foundation, Kerry Sullivan, President
  • Barr Foundation, Jim Canales, President and Trustee
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, Audrey Shelto, President and CEO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina Foundation, John R Lumpkin, MD, MPH, President
  • Blue Meridian Partners, Nancy Roob, CEO
  • Boston Women’sFund, Natanja Craig Oquendo, Executive Director
  • Brandywine Health Foundation, Vanessa B. Briggs, President/CEO
  • Butler Family Fund, Molly Schultz Hafid, Executive Director
  • California Wellness Foundation, Judy Belk, President & CEO
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York, Vartan Gregorian, President
  • Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties, Megan Thomas, Interim President
  • Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Patricia McIlreavy, President & CEO
  • Central Indiana Community Foundation, Brian Payne, President and CEO
  • Central Valley Community Foundation, Ashley Swearengin, CEO
  • Chandler Foundation, Tim Hanstad, CEO
  • CHANGE Philanthropy, Carly Hare, Director
  • Channel Foundation, Katrin Wilde, Executive Director
  • Cheney Foundation, Brad Cheney, President & Executive Director
  • Chorus Foundation, Farhad Ebrahimi, President
  • Circle for Justice Innovations, Aleah Bacquie Vaughn, Executive Director
  • Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Frank Fernandez, President & CEO
  • Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, Eileen Ellsworth, President and CEO
  • Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Mariam C. Noland, President
  • Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, Jennifer Rhoads, President
  • Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Maeghan Jones, President & CEO
  • CommunityGiving and Partner Foundations, Steven Joul, President & CEO
  • Conant Family Foundation, Leslie Ramyk, Executive Director
  • Consumer Health Foundation, Yanique Redwood, PhD, MPH, President and CEO
  • Decolonizing Wealth Project & Liberated Capital, Edgar Villanueva, Principal
  • Delaware Community Foundation, Stuart Comstock-Gay, President & CEO
  • Democracy Fund, Joe Goldman, President
  • East Bay Community Foundation, James W. Head, President and CEO
  • ECMC Foundation, Peter Taylor, President
  • Edward W. Hazen Foundation, Lori Bezahler, President
  • Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP), Storme Gray, Executive Director
  • EMpower -The Emerging Markets Foundation, Cynthia Steele, President and CEO
  • Essex County Community Foundation, Beth Francis, President & CEO
  • Fondo Semillas, Tania Turner, Executive Director
  • Ford Foundation, Darren Walker, President
  • Forest and Sequoia Foundations, Brian Boyd, Executive Director
  • Foundation for a Just Society, Nicky McIntyre, CEO
  • Foundation for Louisiana, Flozell Daniels, Jr., President and CEO
  • Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts, Karen A. Scott, MD, MPH, President
  • Foundation for Tacoma Students, Dr. Tafona Ervin, Executive Director
  • Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Kristina Wertz, Interim President
  • George Gund Foundation, David T. Abbott, President
  • Give2Asia, Birger Stamperdahl, President & CEO
  • Grantmakers for Education, Celine Coggins, Executive Director
  • Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), Marcus Walton, President and CEO
  • Grantmakers In Health, Cara V. James, President and CEO
  • Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Ellen M Katz, President/CEO
  • Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, Kathi Littmann, CEO/President
  • Group Health Foundation, Nichole June Maher, CEO and President
  • Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Jay Williams, President & CEO
  • Heising-Simons Foundation, Deanna Gomby, President and CEO
  • Hirsch Philanthropy Partners, Susan Mayer Hirsch, CEO and Founder
  • Hispanics in Philanthropy, Ana Marie Argilagos, President
  • Houston Endowment, Ann B. Stern, President & CEO
  • Howard Gilman Foundation, Laura Aden Packer, Executive Director
  • Island Foundation, Denise Porche, Executive Director
  • Jacobs Family Foundation, Reginald Jones, President and CEO
  • Jeannette Rankin Foundation, Karen Sterk, CEO
  • Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, Danny Grossman, CEO
  • Josephine & Louise Crane Foundation, Josie Greene, President
  • Julian Grace Foundation, Alison Upton Lopez, Executive Director
  • Kalamazoo Community Foundation, Carrie Pickett-Erway, President/CEO
  • Kataly Foundation, Nwamaka Agbo, CEO
  • Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Jennifer Rainin, PhD, CEO
  • Kentucky Foundation for Women, Sharon LaRue, Executive Director
  • Kolibri Foundation, Eileen Farbman, President
  • Krupp Family Foundation, Liana Krupp, President
  • LA84 Foundation, Renata Simril, President & CEO
  • Latino Community Fund of WA State, Lilliane Ballesteros, Executive Director
  • Liberty Hill Foundation, Shane Murphy Goldsmith, President/CEO
  • Libra Foundation, Crystal Hayling, Executive Director
  • Lumina Foundation, Jamie Merisotis, President & CEO
  • MADRE, Yifat Susskind, Executive Director
  • Maine Community Foundation, Steven Rowe, President & CEO
  • Maine Women’s Fund, Kimberly Crichton, Executive Director
  • Marguerite Casey Foundation, Dr. Carmen Rojas, President & CEO
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Micah Gilmer, Ph.D., Interim CEO
  • Mat-Su Health Foundation, Elizabeth Ripley, President & CEO
  • McKnight Foundation, Tonya Allen, President
  • Metta Fund, Janet Y. Spears, Chief Executive Officer
  • Meyer Foundation, Nicky Goren, President and CEO
  • Meyer Memorial Trust, Michelle J. DePass, President & CEO
  • Minnesota Council on Foundations, Susie Brown, President
  • Missouri Foundation for Health, Robert Hughes, President & CEO
  • Ms. Foundation for Women, Teresa C. Younger, President and CEO
  • Nathan Cummings Foundation, Rey Ramsey, Interim President and CEO
  • National AIDS Memorial, John Cunningham, Executive Director
  • National Center for Family Philanthropy, Nicholas Tedesco, President & CEO
  • National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, Aaron Dorfman, President & CEO
  • National Public Education Support Fund, Dr. Frank London Gettridge, Executive Director
  • Native Americans in Philanthropy, Erik Stegman, Executive Director
  • Neighborhood Funders Group, Adriana Rocha, President
  • New England Foundation for the Arts, Cathy Edwards, Executive Director
  • New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Richard Ober, President & CEO
  • New Venture Fund, Lee Bodner, President
  • New York Foundation, Maria Mottola, Executive Director
  • Northern California Grantmakers, Dwayne Samuel Marsh, President and CEO
  • Northland Foundation, Tony Sertich, President
  • Northwest Area Foundation, Kevin Walker, President and CEO
  • Omaha Community Foundation, Donna Kush, President & CEO
  • Omidyar Network, Mike Kubzansky, CEO
  • Open Impact, Heather McLeod Grant, Co-Founder
  • Open Society Foundations, Mark Malloch-Brown, President
  • Park Foundation, Rachel Leon, Executive Director
  • Peace Development Fund, Paul Haible, Executive Director
  • PEAK Grantmaking, Satonya C. Fair, JD, President & CEO
  • Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation, Nicole Baran, Executive Director
  • Philadelphia Foundation, Pedro A. Ramos, President and CEO
  • Philanthropy Colorado, Joanne Kelley, CEO
  • Philanthropy Massachusetts, Jeff Poulos, CEO
  • Philanthropy New York, Kathryn O’Neal-Dunham, CEO
  • Philanthropy Together, Sara Lomelin, Executive Director
  • Planting Fields Foundation, Gina J. Wouters, Executive Director
  • Polk Bros. Foundation, Gillian Darlow, CEO
  • PSE Foundation, Andy Wappler, President & Chairman
  • Raikes Foundation, Dennis Quirin, Executive Director
  • Rasmuson Foundation, Diane Kaplan, President & CEO
  • RCF Connects, James Becker, President and CEO
  • Renton Regional Community Foundation, LeAnne Moss, Executive Director
  • Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation, John deBary, Co-Founder, Board President
  • RHE Charitable Foundation, Jennifer Heyneman Sousae, CEO
  • Robertson Foundation for Government, Cynthia Robinson, President
  • Rockefeller Brothers fund, Stephen Heintz, President & CEO
  • Rose Community Foundation, Lindy Eichenbaum Lent, President & CEO
  • Rosenberg Foundation, Tim Silard, President
  • Sacramento Region Community Foundation, Linda Beech Cutler, CEO
  • Salesforce Foundation, Ebony Beckwith, Chief Philanthropy Officer and CEO
  • San Francisco Foundation, Fred Blackwell, Chief Executive Officer
  • Satterberg Foundation, Sarah Walczyk, Executive Director
  • Scherman Foundation, Mike Pratt, President
  • Schultz Family Foundation, Tyra Mariani, President
  • Seattle Foundation, Tony Mestres, President & CEO
  • Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Tia Oros Peters, CEO
  • Sierra Health Foundation, Chet P. Hewitt, President/CEO
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Nicole Talyor, CEO and President
  • Skoll Foundation, Don Gips, CEO
  • Sobrato Philanthropies, Sandy Herz, President
  • Southern California Grantmakers, Christine Essel, President & CEO
  • Southwest Initiative Foundation, Diana Anderson, President/CEO
  • Spencer Foundation, Na’ilah Nasir, President
  • Spokane County United Way, Tim Henkel, President & CEO
  • Stanislaus Community Foundation, Marian Kaanon, CEO
  • Stolte Family Foundation, Kim Wright, Executive Director
  • Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd., Betsy Brill, President
  • Stuart Foundation, Sophie Fanelli, President
  • Stupski Foundation, Glen Galaich, CEO
  • Texas Women’s Foundation, Roslyn Dawson Thompson, President & CEO
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Elizabeth Alexander, President
  • The Boston Foundation, Paul S. Grogan, President and CEO
  • The California Endowment, Dr. Robert K Ross, CEO/President
  • The Chicago Community Trust, Dr. Helene Gayle, President & CEO
  • The Cleveland Foundation, Ronn Richard, President and CEO
  • The Collins Foundation, Cynthia G. Addams, Chief Executive Officer
  • The Colorado Health Foundation, Karen McNeil-Miller, EdD, President & CEO
  • The Columbus Foundation, Douglas Kridler, President and CEO
  • The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, William W. Ginsberg, President & CEO
  • The Denver Foundation, Javier Alberto Soto, President & CEO
  • The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, Shaun R. Floerke, President/CEO
  • The Eisner Foundation, Trent Stamp, CEO
  • The Field Foundation, Angelique Power, President
  • The Fish Family Foundation, Tref Borden, Executive Director
  • The Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Ellen Gilligan, President & CEO
  • The Healy Foundation, Suzanne Geary, Executive Director
  • The Heinz Endowments, Grant Oliphant, President
  • The James Irvine Foundation, Don Howard, President and CEO
  • The Joyce Foundation, Ellen S. Alberding, President
  • The Klarman Family Foundation, Kim Philbrick McCabe, Executive Director
  • The Kresge Foundation, Rip Rapson, President & CEO
  • The Lenny Zakim Fund, Eric Esteves, Executive Director
  • The Miami Foundation, Rebecca Fishman Lipsey, President and CEO
  • The Minneapolis Foundation, R.T. Rybak, President & CEO
  • The Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Nicholas C. Donohue, President & CEO
  • The New York Women’s Foundation, Ana. L. Oliveira, President & CEO
  • The Proteus Fund, Paul Di Donato, President
  • The San Diego Foundation, Mark A. Stuart, CFRE, President & Chief Executive Officer
  • The Sheltering Arms Foundation, Denise Mayotte, Executive Director
  • The Sozosei Foundation, Melissa Beck, Executive Director
  • The Wallace Foundation, Will Miller, President
  • The WISE Fund and Black Philanthropy Month, Dr. Jackie Bouvier Copeland, Founder
  • The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, Lauren Y. Casteel, President & CEO
  • The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, Kelley Griesmer, President & CEO
  • Tides, Janiece Evans-Page, CEO
  • Tides Advocacy, Romy Avila, CEO
  • Tipping Point Community, Sam Cobbs, Chief Executive Officer
  • Tufts Health Plan Foundation, Nora Moreno Cargie, President
  • United Philanthropy Forum, David Biemesderfer, President & CEO
  • United Way of King County, Gordon McHenry, Jr., President & CEO
  • United Way of Kitsap County, Carl Borg, President & CEO
  • United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, Bob Giannino, President & Chief Executive Officer
  • United Way of Pierce County, Dona Ponepinto, President and CEO
  • Untours Foundation, Jonathan Coleman, Co-CEO
  • Untours Foundation, Elizabeth Killough, Co-CEO
  • Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights, Kate Kroeger, Executive Director
  • van Loben Sels/RembeRock Foundation, Nancy L. Wiltsek, Executive Director
  • Vermont Community Foundation, Daniel Smith, President
  • Vermont Women’s Fund, Meg Smith, Director
  • Victoria Foundation, Irene Cooper-Basch, Co-Executive Officer
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation, La June Montgomery Tabron, President and CEO
  • Wallace Global Fund, Ellen Dorsey, Executive Director
  • Walter & Elise Haas Fund, Jamie Allison, Executive Director
  • Washington Area Women’s Foundation, Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat, President & CEO
  • Washington Women’s Foundation, Maria Kolby-Wolfe, President & CEO
  • Way to Win & Way to Rise, Tory Gavito, President Way to Win
  • Weingart Foundation, Miguel A. Santana, President & CEO
  • Whatcom Community Foundation, Mauri Ingram, President & CEO
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Larry Kramer, President
  • William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, David Addams, Executive Director
  • William T. Grant Foundation, Adam Gamoran, President
  • Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Sherece Y. West-Scantlebury, President
  • Women’s Foundation For A Greater Memphis, Ruby Bright, President &CEO
  • Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, Gloria Perez, President & CEO
  • Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga, Erika R. Burnett, Executive Director
  • Women’s Fund of Hawai‘i, Leela Bilmes Goldstein, PhD, Executive Director
  • Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, Kelly Nevins, CEO
  • Women’s Funding Network, Elizabeth Barajas-Román, President & CEO
  • Woods Fund Chicago, Michelle Morales, President
  • Woodward Hines Education Foundation, James E. McHale, President & CEO
  • Y&H Soda Foundation, Luis Arteaga, Chief Executive Officer
  • Yakima Valley Community Foundation, Sharon F. Miracle, President and CEO

Philanthropy Professionals (AAPI):

The following individuals provided organizational affiliations for identification purposes only.

  • Abby Burkland, New England Grassroots Environment Fund
  • Adam Fong, Program Officer, Performing Arts, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Adele Lee, Director, TRHT-LA, Southern California Grantmakers
  • Alex Chan, Strategic Initiatives Director, Tipping Point Community
  • Alex Kenzan Sasayama, Senior Relationship Manager, NeighborWorks America
  • Alexandra McKay, VP Programs, Rasmuson Foundation
  • Alexandra McKay, VP Programs, Rasmuson Foundation
  • Alice Cabrera Bryant, Director of Finance & Operations, Northern California Grantmakers
  • Alice Y. Hom, Director, Equity and Social Justice, Northern California Grantmakers
  • Alina Arutyunyan, Boston Foundation
  • Amardeep Singh, Vice President of Programs, Proteus Fund
  • An Nguyen, Program Manager, The California Endowment
  • Andrea Abeleda, California Community Foundation
  • Angela Hsiaowen Cheng, Senior Program Officer, The JPB Foundation
  • Angelica Das, Senior Associate, Democracy Fund
  • Angie Junck, Human Rights Director, Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Anita Patel, Leadership Programs Director, Bush Foundation
  • Anjana Pandey, Executive Vice President, Philanthropy Northwest
  • Anna Jen, Program Associate for Economic Development and Arts & Culture, The Boston Foundation
  • Anne Im, Director, Community Investment, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Anne Katahira, Senior Advisor, The Giving Practice, Philanthropy Northwest
  • Anne Kiyono Calef, Research Fellow, Boston Indicators, The Boston Foundation
  • Annie Yang-Perez, Executive Affairs & Special Projects Officer, New England Foundation for the Arts
  • April Suwalsky Khan, AAPIP Chapter Co-Chair, AAPIP Silicon Valley Chapter
  • Art Wang, Board Chair, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • Atsuko T. Fish, Trustee, The Fish Family Foundation
  • Beadsie Woo, Senior Associate, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Betty Francisco, Board Member, The Boston Foundation and
    Nellie Mae Education Foundation
  • Bing Wang, Data Analytics Manager, Tipping Point Community
  • Camille E. Serrano, Program Coordinator, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
  • Caressa G. Sanchez, Talent Operations Coordinator, Tipping Point Community
  • Carol Kim, Senior Director of Finance, Tipping Point Community
  • Carolyn Wang Kong, Chief Program Director, Blue Shield of California Foundation
  • Cathy Choi, Senior Director of Programs, The Eisner Foundation
  • Cathy Fong, Executive Committee, Asian Mosaic Fund
  • Charmaine Brown, Sr. Scholarship Officer, The Denver Foundation
  • Chris Bui, JD, MPH, Senior Program Officer, AAPIP Chapter Co-Chair, The Colorado Health Foundation, AAPIP Rocky Mountain Chapter
  • Christine AuYeung, Senior Program Officer, AAPIP Chapter Co-Chair, Robin Hood, AAPIP New York Chapter
  • Christine Lim, Director of Business Development & Operations, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Christine Tien, Senior Program Manager, The California Endowment
  • Christine Yoon, Sr. Program Officer, AAPIP Chapter Co-Chair, The Wallace Foundation, AAPIP New York Chapter
  • Courtney Banayad, Director of Membership and Communications, Neighborhood Funders Group
  • Dan Teng, Grants Administrator, Howard Gilman Foundation
  • Daniel T. Lee, Chief Financial Officer, The Denver Foundation
  • David Y. Moy, Deputy Director, Hyams Foundation
  • Debra Nakatomi, Board Member, California Wellness Foundation
  • Diane Nguyen, VP, Donor Engagement, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Dien Yuen, Asst Professor of Philanthropy, The American College of Financial Services
  • Edna Wu, CPA, Senior Accountant, The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.
  • Edward Wang, Director, Corporate Social Impact, Tides
  • Edwin Ou, Managing Director, Skoll Foundation
  • Elaine Mui, Grants & Operations Manager, General Service Foundation
  • Elizabeth Yee, Executive Vice President, Program Strategy & Chief of Staff, The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Emil Kang, Program Director, Arts and Culture, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Emma Schwarz, Controller, Rose Community Foundation
  • Erin Limlingan, Donor Relations Officer, California Community Foundation
  • Fatima Angeles, Vice President of Programs, California Wellness Foundation
  • Fontane Lo, Senior Impact Assessment & Learning Officer, The James Irvine Foundation
  • Gao Lee, Talent Development Coordinator, Bush Foundation
  • George Lin, SVP, IT, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Geri Yang-Johnson, Board Member, California Wellness Foundation
  • Giles Li, Senior Program Officer, Barr Foundation
  • Grace Chiang Nicolette, Vice President, Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP)
  • Grace Ha, Program Associate, the Schmidt Family Foundation
  • Hanh Le, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Consumer Health Foundation
  • Hehershe Busuego, Director of Programs & Racial Equity, AAPIP Chapter Co-Chair, Essex County Community Foundation, AAPIP Boston Chapter
  • Hilesh Patel, Leadership Investment Program Officer, Field Foundation
  • Huong Nguyen-Yap, Director of Community Investment, Women’s Foundation California
  • Iris Shih, Communications Manager, Henry Luce Foundation
  • Jaimini Parekh, Northwest Fund for the Environment
  • James Liou, Senior Director, AAPIP Chapter Co-Chair, Equal Measure,AAPIP Philadelphia Chapter
  • Jasmine Lacsamana, Program Officer, Archstone Foundation
  • Jeannie Park, Board Co-Chair, Donors of Color Network
  • Jennifer Heymoss, Community Investment Officer, Kalamazoo Community Foundation
  • Jennifer Jaramillo, Chief Talent Officer, The Kresge Foundation
  • Jennifer Lee, Managing Director, Community Health Grantmaking, Health Resources in Action
  • Jin Tsuchiya, Public Policy Officer, AAPIP Chapter Co-Chair, The Colorado Health Foundation, AAPIP Rocky Mountain Chapter
  • Jina Song Freiberg, Grants Manager, Public Welfare Foundation
  • Jing-Jing Zheng, Hewlett Foundation
  • Joanna Kong, Co-Chair, National Asian American Community Foundation
  • Joe Lumarda, Board Member, California Wellness Foundation
  • John Ho, Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Learning, The Boston Foundation
  • John Tobe, Chair, National Japanese American Memorial Foundation (NJAMF)
  • Joseph Lee, Philanthropic Advisor, The Philanthropic Initiative,
    The Boston Foundation
  • Joyce Ybarra, Director, Grant Operations, Weingart Foundation
  • Judilee Reed, Director, William Penn Foundation
  • Kallie O’Hara, Operations Officer, Bush Foundation
  • Kara Inae Carlisle, Vice President of Programs, McKnight Foundation
  • Kareem Elsaadi, Legal Counsel, Democracy Fund
  • Karthick Ramakrishnan, Trustee, The California Endowment
  • Kathy Ko Chin, Trustee, The Kresge Foundation
  • Kelly Hayashi, Director of Grants Management, Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Kenji Hakuta, Board Member, William T. Grant Foundation
  • Kenji Treanor, Director of Strategy, Effectiveness & Learning, Stuart Foundation
  • Kevin Chen, Chairperson, Asian American Impact Fund
  • Khanh Nguyen, Senior Program Officer, The Colorado Health Foundation
  • Kim Szeto, Program Director, Public Art, New England Foundation for the Arts
  • Kimberly Blakemore, Program Officer, Tufts Health Plan Foundation
  • Kinkini Banerjee, Director, Community and Networks, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Kristi Keolakai, Vice President, Partnership, Policy & Learning, The Denver Foundation
  • Laleh Ispahani, Managing Director, Open Society-U.S., Open Society Foundations
  • Laura Kim Lee, Director of Grantmaking, Maine Community Foundation
  • Leah Hong, Program Partner, Imago Dei Fund
  • Leisle Lin, Former Board Chair, Philanthropy New York
  • Leslie Tsai, Director of Social Impact, Chandler Foundation
  • Lillian Cheng, Senior Program Officer, Liz Claiborne & Art Ortenberg Foundation
  • Lilly Athamanah, Digital Communications Specialist, The Chicago Community Trust
  • Linshuang Lu, Board Member, Untours Foundation
  • Lu Jiang, J.D., AAPIP Chapter Co-Chair, AAPIP Seattle Chapter
  • Luna Yasui, Senior Program Officer, Civic Engagement and Government, Ford Foundation
  • Ly Nguyen, Advisor, Tides
  • Lyle Matthew Kan, Senior Fellow, CHANGE Philanthropy
  • Lyn Hunter, Director, Regional Strategies & Networks, Philanthropy Northwest
  • Mala Thao, Philanthropic Advisor, Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation
  • Margaret Yao, Senior Advisor for Leadership Development, Democracy Fund
  • Margie Jo Eun Joo Andreason, DEI Manager, Northwest Area Foundation
  • Margie Jo Eun Joo Andreason, DEI Manager, Northwest Area Foundation
  • Maria Torres-Springer, Vice President, US Programs, Ford Foundation
  • Mariella Puerto, Director of Climate Program, Barr Foundation
  • May Yang, Public Policy Manager, Minnesota Council on Foundations
  • Maya Singh, Philanthropy Associate, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
  • Meena Malik, Program Manager, Theater, New England Foundation for the Arts
  • Meenakshi Abbi, Senior Advisor, AAPIP Chapter Co-Chair, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, AAPIP San Francisco Chapter
  • Meenakshi Menon, Chief Development Officer, Groundswell Fund
  • Meghan Montelibano-Gorman, Alumni Engagement Coordinator, University of Denver
  • Melody Lee, Managing Director, JustFund
  • Meredith Higashi, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Philanthropy Northwest
  • Miguel In Suk (인 석) Lovato, Senior Program Officer, The Colorado Health Foundation
  • Miki C. Akimoto, Board member, The Lenny Zakim Fund
  • Milton Chen, Former Chair, Panasonic Foundation
  • Mitchell Lee, Program Associate, Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Nadia Firozvi, Democracy Fund
  • Nadir Shams, Associate Director, Skoll Foundation
  • Neesha Kharva, Donor Services, Grants Dept, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Nhia Vang, Leadership Programs Coordinator, Bush Foundation
  • Nicole Boucher, Senior Advisor, Way to Rise
  • Nicole Kyauk, Director of Philanthropic Services, San Francisco Foundation
  • Nina Sawhney, Senior Program Manager, McNulty Foundation
  • Nishka Chandrasoma, General Counsel, Ford Foundation
  • OiYan Poon, Program Officer, Spencer Foundation
  • Pahoua Yang Hoffman, Senior Vice President of Community Impact, Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation
  • Paul Cheung, Director of Journalism and Technology Innovation, Knight Foundation
  • Paul W. Lee, Chair, Asian Community Fund at The Boston Foundation
  • Pauline Yu, Trustee, Henry Luce Foundation
  • Peggy Chang, Program Associate, Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Phuong Pham, Vice President, Knowledge & Communications, Southern California Grantmakers
  • Pratima Patil, Senior Manager for Programs and Policy, Boston Opportunity Agenda
  • Rahim S. Rajan, Deputy Director, Postsecondary Success, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Raymond G Ampil, Lead, US, Mexico, Caribbean Foundation Programs, Fondation CHANEL
  • Rhea Yap, Senior Philanthropic Advisor, Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation
  • Ria Pugeda, Senior Program Officer, Consumer Health Foundation
  • Richard Woo, Board Member, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • Ritika Kumar, Donor Engagement Officer, The Boston Foundation
  • Roger Nozaki, Vice President for Strategy & Programs, Barr Foundation
  • Rose Veniegas, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer – Health, California Community Foundation
  • Rosie Abriam, Advisor, AAPIP Chapter Co-Chair, Abriam-Lee-Yago Fund, AAPIP-Metro D.C. Chapter
  • Rupal Soni, Senior Program Officer, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
  • Sachi Ishida, Impact Project Manager, The Denver Foundation
  • Sachi Yoshii, Vice President, Strategy & External Relations, East Bay Community Foundation
  • Sally Lew, Member, AAPIP-LA
  • San San Wong, Director, Arts + Creativity, Barr Foundation
  • Sandra Liu Huang, Head of Education, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Sara Tian, Saffron Circle
  • Sarah Huang, Director of Learning, New England Grassroots Environment Fund
  • Sarah Lee, Director,
    Marketing Communications
    , Kalamazoo Community Foundation
  • Sarita Gupta, Director,
    Future of Workers Program
    , Ford Foundation
  • Sharon Hsiang Chen, Board President, Donors of Color Action
  • Shiho Fuyuki, Lead, Canopy
  • Shireen Zaman, Director, RISE Together Fund, Proteus Fund
  • Shivani Garg Patel, Chief Strategy Officer, Skoll Foundation
  • Shivani Garg Patel, Chief Strategy Officer, Skoll Foundation
  • Shuaib A. Siddiqui, Director of Impact Investing, Surdna Foundation
  • Soni Gupta, Director, Neighborhoods and Housing, The Boston Foundation
  • Sonia Mathew, Program Officer, AAPIP Chapter Co-Chair, Robert R. McCormick Foundation, AAPIP Chicago Chapter
  • Sophy Yem, Philanthropy Program Officer, Surdna Foundation
  • Srik Gopal, Managing Partner, Humanity United
  • Stacey Shigaya, Program Director, Sakura Foundation
  • Stella Xu, Stop AAPI Hate
  • Stephen Chan, Vice President, Strategy and Operations, The Boston Foundation
  • Suneela Jain, Chief Legal and Ethics Officer, Tides / Tides Advocacy
  • Suneela Jain, Chief Legal and Ethics Officer, Tides / Tides Advocacy
  • Susan Kagehiro, Director of Programs, Stuart Foundation
  • Susana Liu-Hedberg, Program Analyst, Open Society Foundations
  • Taara Rangarajan, Chief of Staff, Ford Foundation
  • Ted Wang, US Program Director, Unbound Philanthropy
  • Tenzin P. Lama, Program Administrative Specialist, Open Society Foundations
  • Thao Do, Senior Accountant, Colorado Health Foundation
  • Tida Leagnavar, The California Endowment
  • Tiffany Woon, AAPIP Chapter Co-Chair, AAPIP Silicon Valley Chapter
  • Tina Joh, Senior Advisor, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
  • Tori Miyagi, VP & Chief of Staff, Way to Win
  • Tracy Palandjian, CEO & Co-Founder; Trustee; Trustee, Social Finance, Inc; Surdna Foundation; The Boston Foundation
  • Tricia Bonman, Program Officer, Rose Community Foundation
  • Valerie DCosta, CEO, Circle Coaching and Consulting LLC
  • Vera deVera, Program Director, Weingart Foundation
  • Victor Ng, Creative Director, Ford Foundation
  • Vivian Foung, Sr. Donor Services Manager, The Boston Foundation
  • Vivian Tseng, Senior Vice President, Program, William T. Grant Foundation
  • Vivian Wu, Managing Partner, Ventures, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Vy Nguyen, Director of Special Projects and Communications, Weingart Foundation
  • Winny Chen, Strategy and Learning Manager, Democracy Fund
  • Yen Chau, Sr. Learning & Evaluation Officer, The Colorado Health Foundation
  • Yna Moore, Director of Marketing and Communications, Center for Disaster Philanthropy
  • Yuting Li, Ph.D., Program Associate, Henry Luce Foundation

Philanthropy Professionals (non-AAPI):

  • Aasha M. Abdill, PhD, Strategy and Learning Manager, Public Square, Democracy Fund
  • Adriana Loson-Ceballos, Director, Network EPIP, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP)
  • Aimee Scorziello, Program Officer, Arts & Culture, The Boston Foundation
  • Alethia Jones, Program Director, Open Society Foundations
  • Alison Corwin, Senior Program Officer, Surdna Foundation
  • Allison Picott, Director of Development, The Lenny Zakim Fund
  • Amy Klement, Managing Partner, Imaginable Futures
  • Anastacia Lamb, Office Manager, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • Andie Byrd, Senior VP, Southern California Grantmakers
  • Andrew Arnott, Board Member / President & CEO, The Boston Foundation / John Hancock Investments
  • Armando Castellano, Family Trustee, Castellano Family Foundation
  • Belinda Stubblefield, Vice President, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Ben Lazarus, Board Member, Satterberg Foundation
  • Beverly Cox CFP, Board Member, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • Bob Dunn, Former President & CEO, Synergos Institute
  • Brian Collier, Executive Vice President, Foundation For The Carolinas
  • Brian Eule, Director of Communications, Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Brian Green, Director, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • Brooke Stafford-Brizard, Vice President, Research to Practice, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Bruce Boyd, Board member, The Windward Fund
  • C.A. Webb, Board Director, The Boston Foundation
  • Caitlin Boger-Hawkins, Vice Chair, Surdna Foundation Board
  • Caitlin Brune, Senior Fellow, Northern CA Grantmakers
  • C’Ardiss Gleser, Chair, Andrus Family Fund, Andrus Family Fund
  • Carlotta M. Arthur, Ph.D., Program Director, Henry Luce Foundation
  • Chelsea Mason, Director of External Relations, The Eisner Foundation
  • Cindy Berman, Fair Work Team Manager, Open Society Foundations
  • Colleen Thouez, Director, Open Society Foundations
  • Cori Bargmann, Head of Science, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Dan Shannon, Chief Partnerships Officer, Tides
  • Daniel Gonzales, Senior Program Officer, Open Society Foundations
  • Davis Benedict, , Surdna Foundation
  • Depelsha McGruder, COO, Ford Foundation
  • Devon Ysaguirre, Associate Director, Strategy and Learning, Democracy Fund
  • Diana Birkett Rakow, Board Chair, Alaska Airlines Foundation
  • Diana Fontaine, Program Manager, New England Grassroots Environment Fund
  • Diane Samuels, Vice President, People and Culture, The Ford Foundation
  • Digna Sanchez, Board member, Puerto Rico Women’s Foundation
  • Digna Sanchez, Board member, Puerto Rico Women’s Foundation
  • Dominique Ramos, Program and Office Administrator, The Lenny Zakim Fund
  • Doug Stamm, Senior Advisor, The Giving Practice
  • Dr J Keith Motley, Board Member, Boston Foundation
  • Dr. Gisele C. Shorter, Education Strategy Program Officer, Raikes Foundation
  • Dr. Jannah Garfio, Senior Manager, Inclusive Design, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, Board Member, The Boston Foundation
  • Dwight Poler, CEO, Trustee, AccelR8 Ventures, The Boston Foundation
  • Ed Grogan, Board Chair, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Eileen M. O’Connor, Senior Vice President, The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Elaine Gast Fawcett, Principal, PhilanthroComm
  • Elba Montalvo, Co-Chair, Puerto Rico Women’s Foundation
  • Eliel Gebru, Learning & Evaluation Officer, The Colorado Health Foundation
  • Elizabeth Aviles, Advisor, Tides
  • Elizabeth Cahill, Director of Communications and Engagement, Surdna Foundation
  • Elyse Cherry, Board Member/ CEO, The Boston Foundation / BlueHub Community Capital
  • Elyse Gordon, Director of Programs, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP)
  • Emiko Thompson, Scholarships Associate, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Emily Klass, , Andrus Family Fund
  • Emily Serafy-Cox, Foundation Officer, Peace Development Fund
  • Eric Doppstadt, , The Ford Foundation
  • Erin Roberts, Community Engagement Manager, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP)
  • Erwin Lee Acox, Jr., Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Tides
  • Eva Bennett Rosenberg, Interim Director, Arts & Culture, The Boston Foundation
  • Evelyn Ryberg, Senior Director of Philanthropic Services, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • Fernanda Campbell, Senior Manager of Research, Boston Opportunity Agenda
  • Gabriela Cinquegrana, Special Assistant, Surdna Foundation
  • Gregory M. Korchnak, Board Member, Andrus Family Fund
  • Gwen Walden, Senior Managing Director, Arabella Advisors
  • Heather Kemp, Philanthropy Administration Officer, The Boston Foundation
  • Hilary Pennington, Executive Vice President, Ford Foundation
  • Hunter Meyer, Program Associate, Chronic Homelessness Initiative, Tipping Point Community
  • Jacques Colon, Board Member, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • James A. Goldston, Executive Director, Open Society Justice Initiative
  • James Davitt Rooney, Senior Fellow, The Boston Foundation
  • Jamie Austin, Senior Director, Impact, Tipping Point Community
  • Janasha Higgins, Learning + Evaluation Manager, Tipping Point Community
  • Janece Levien, Senior Program Officer, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • Janna Rolland, Trustee, Northwest Fund for the Environment
  • Jared Joiner, Director, Educational Practice, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Jeanne Argoff, Ph.D., Founder and former Executive Director, Disability Finders Network
  • Jeffrey Jimenez-Kurlander, Senior Analyst, Surdna Foundation
  • Jennifer Oakley, Program Partner, Imago Dei Fund
  • Jessica Berns, Network Vibrancy Director, Philanthropy Massachusetts
  • Jessyca Dudley, Director, Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy
  • Jim Casselberry, CIO 4S Bay Partners/ Board Member JGF, 4S Bay Partners/ Julian Grace Foundation
  • John Esterle, Co-Executive Director & Trustee, The Whitman Institute
  • Jonathan Goldberg, Director of Learning & Grant Operations, Surdna Foundation
  • Jonathan VanAntwerpen, Program Director for Religion and Theology, Henry Luce Foundation
  • Josh Elliott, Manager, Human Resources & Administration, Surdna Foundation
  • Julia Tockar, Office Manager, Surdna Foundation
  • Julie Smith-Bartoloni, Senior Director, Philanthropy, The Boston Foundation
  • June Lee, Director, Measurement and Evaluation, The ELMA Philanthropies
  • Justin Barra, Vice President, Education, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Karen Allston, Trustee, Northwest Fund for the Environment
  • Karen Freeman, COO, Southern California Grantmakers
  • Kate Guedj, Senior Vice President & Chief Philanthropy Officer, Boston Foundation, Inc.
  • Katharine Len Yee Mitchell, Vice President of Community Impact, WFSA
  • Kathleen Traphagen, Lead Facilitator, Grantmakers for Thriving Youth
  • Katinka Hakuta, Grants Manager, Imago Dei Fund
  • Katy Pelissier, Director, Programs & Conferences, Southern California Grantmakers
  • Keith A. Mahoney, Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, The Boston Foundation
  • Kelly Nowlin, Trustee, Surdna Foundation
  • Kim Fisher, Board Member, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • Kim Van Horn, Managing Director, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
  • Kim Walker, Senior Director, Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Arabella Advisors
  • Kit Evans, Ambassador, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • Kristina Delgado-Zupan, Program Analyst, Open Society Foundation
  • Kumella Aiu, Senior Program Officer, Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation
  • Lea Trusty, Program Associate, Democracy Fund
  • Linda Mason, Chair, The Boston Foundation
  • Lindsay Louie, Program Officer, Hewlett Foundation
  • Lisa R Jackson, Ph.D., Managing Partner, Imago Dei Fund
  • Lise Landeau, Executive Assistant, Open Society Foundations
  • Lise Woods Fink, Sr. Advisor, Talent Acquisition, Democracy Fund
  • Lori Forte Harnick, Vice Chair, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • Luis Roman, Steering Committee, Chicago Latinos in Philanthropy (CLIP)
  • Madeline Porter, Program Associate, James B. McClatchy Foundation
  • Marc de Venoge, VP Finance & Administration, Surdna Foundation
  • Margaret Belais, Board Member, Andrus Family Fund
  • Margaret Boles Fitzgerald, , Henry Luce Foundation
  • Mari Brennan Barrera, Principal, Barrera Consulting
  • Martin Abregu, Vice-President, International Programs, Ford Foundation
  • Mary Cruz, Program Manager, The Durfee Foundation
  • Mary Gauger, Grants Associate, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Matthew Walegir, Controller, Surdna Foundation
  • Maureen Middleton, Senior HR Manager, Tides
  • Meagan Gable, Board of Directors, Satterberg Foundation
  • Megan Bang, Senior Vice President, Spencer Foundation
  • Megan Powers, International Program Officer, McKnight Foundation
  • Megan Smedsrud, Senior Program Officer, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • Michael S Spensley, DVM, Emeritus Director, Surdna Foundation, Surdna Foundation
  • Michele Moore, Vice President, Global Communications, Ford Foundation
  • Molly Thorpe, Board Member, Andrus Family Fund
  • Mona Chang, Senior Major Gifts Officer, Tipping Point Community
  • Monica Greco, Program Officer, Open Society Foundations
  • Monica Munn, Managing Director, Philanthropy, World Education Services
  • Nanette Fok, Board Member, Mize Family Foundation
  • Natalie Foster, Co-chair, Economic Security Project
  • Neill Coleman, Chief Philanthropy Officer, Trinity Church Wall Street
  • Nicole Eley-Carr, , Ford Foundation
  • Nola Frost, Business Systems Analyst, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
  • Nyoka Acevedo, Program Officer, Andrus Family Fund
  • Pamela Gray Payton, Vice President, Chief Impact and Partnerships Officer, The San Diego Foundation
  • Patrice R. Green, Program Officer, Inclusive Economies, Surdna Fondation
  • Paul Gannon, , The Boston Foundation
  • Paul Shoemaker, Author. Consultant., Social Venture Partners
  • Paul Silva, Director of Strategic Communications, Ford Foundation
  • Pete Helsell, Board member, Satterberg Foundation
  • Phil Buchanan, President, Center for Effective Philanthropy
  • Phillip Gonzalez, Senior Program Officer, Tufts Health Plan Foundation
  • Pierce County Councilmember Ryan Mello, Board Member, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • Priscilla Lisicich, Secretary, Executive Director, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, Safe Streets
  • Renee Karibi-Whyte, Vice President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
  • Richard Tate, Executive Vice President, California Wellness Foundation
  • Rick Oldenburg, CAP, Executive Director, South Sound Planned Giving Council
  • Robert Smith III, Program Officer, Thriving Cultures, Surdna Foundation
  • Robin Callahan, VP of Philanthropic Services, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • Rommi Ahmed, Finance, The Surdna Foundation
  • Ronald P. O’Hanley, Director, The Boston Foundation
  • Ronald P. O’Hanley, Director, The Boston Foundation
  • Rudy Guglielmo, , Bush Foundation
  • Scott E. Squillace, Esq., Attorney, Board member, The Boston Foundation
  • Seth Kirby, Vice President for Community Impact, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • Shante K. Avant, Vice President, Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis
  • Shari Wilson, Board Member, Surdna Foundation
  • Sheila M Leddy, Program Partner, Imago Dei Fund
  • Sheri J Tonn, Past Board Chair, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • Sheryl Seller, , The Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy
  • Silvana Serafimovska, Grants Manager, Surdna Foundation
  • Stacey Guadnola, Director of Philanthropic Engagement, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • T.J. Rose, Vice Chairman, The Boston Foundation
  • Tammy Cook, Accounting Specialist, The Denver Foundation
  • Tim Thorpe, Board Member, Surdna Foundation
  • Todd & Teresa Silver, Director, Todd & Teresa Silver Funds
  • Toryono Green, Board Member, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • Tuly Martinez, Senior Vice President, Programs & Conferences, Southern California Grantmakers
  • Vanessa Calderon-Rosado, Ph.D., Board of Directors Member, The Boston Foundation
  • Ysabel Y. Gonzalez, Assistant Director, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
  • Zaira Cedano, Program Associate, Andrus Family Fund
  • Zamawa Arenas, Board Member, The Boston Foundation
  • Zoe Stemm-Calderon, Director, Education, Raikes Foundation

Allies

  • Alexa Cortes Culwell, Co-Founder, Open Impact
  • Alexandra Pineros Shields, Executive Director, Essex County Community Organization
  • Anne Ishii, Executive Director, Asian Arts Initiative
  • April Chou, Independent Advisor,
  • Brandy Loveland, LMSW, Achievement Coach, WNY Women’s Foundation
  • Brian Han
  • Charlotte Min-Harris, Chief Operating Officer, Nurse-Family Partnership
  • Christine Lam
  • Elaine Abelaye-Mateo, Everyday Impact Consulting, Inc.
  • Emily Weltman, Founder, Collective Flow Consulting
  • Eric Aaholm, Executive Director, YES Nature to Neighborhoods
  • Erin Mulligan Nelson, CEO, Social Solutions Global, Inc.
  • Glen Price, Founder, Glen Price Group
  • Harry Wilson, Sr. Consultant, National University Systems
  • Helena Kolenda
  • Jaehyeon Ahn, HR Manager
  • Jane Nishida
  • Jessica Sarowitz, Co-founder, Julian Grace Foundation
  • Joe Le Roy, President & CEO, HopeSparks Family Services
  • Julie Castro Abrams, Founder and CEO, How Women Lead
  • Karina Guadalupe, Community Organizer,
  • Kody Russell, Executive Director, Kitsap Strong
  • Kristin McSwain, Executive Director, Boston Opportunity Agenda
  • Laura Duymovic, Director, Sales Strategy & Operations, Arabella Advisors
  • Lee Pelton, President, Emerson College
  • Mari Brennan Barrera, Principal, Barrera Consulting
  • Martha Strebinger, Finance Liaison, NWFE
  • Nancy Cunningham, Former Executive Director, Funders for LGBTQ Issues
  • Nancy Lee, MA, LPC, Individual Philanthropist & Psychotherapist,
  • Pam Eddinger, PhD, President, Bunker Hill Community College
  • Rachele C Espiritu, PhD, Founding Partner, Change Matrix
  • Repa Mekha, President & CEO, Nexus Community Partners
  • Sandra Aponte
  • Sean Yantz, CRPA, CARC
  • Tiffany Austin Liston, Interim Executive Director, Mobilization for Justice, Inc.

Organizations

  • Annenberg Foundation
  • Haymarket People’s Fund
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