In 2002, we were the first chapter founded in the Pacific Northwest. Our membership hails from various parts of Washington and Oregon. Historically the Seattle area was considered a major gateway city for many immigrants including Asian American/Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). As a result, Seattle has one of oldest AAPI communities and continues to be both ethnically and socio-economically diverse. The philanthropic sector in our region leads the country with unique approaches to capacity building, civic engagement and rural philanthropy. We work collaboratively with foundations, philanthropic affinity groups and community-based organizations to address critical issues facing the diverse and growing communities in the region.
The Seattle Chapter works to:
- Sustain a deeply connected membership representing staff and board members of grantmaking organizations and nonprofit organizations, community volunteers and leaders.
- Collaborate with the regional associations and other affinity groups to host events highlighting issues in local AAPI communities.
- Support the growth of AAPI donors and community philanthropy in the region.
- Look to its membership for new and innovative ideas to drive programming that both educates and inspires.
2020-2021 Chapter Co-Chairs
- Lu Jiang, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Program Manager
- Jon Wu, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Business Systems Analyst
- Juliet Le, Satterberg Foundation, Program Manager
Our Institutional Members:
- Casey Family Programs
- Empire Health Foundation
- Harry & Masie Masto Foundation
- Marguerite Casey Foundation
- SYL Foundation
Designated staff and trustees of our insitutional members receive full membership benefits. For more information or questions, please contact Marnelle Marasigan, Membership Program Manager at marnelle [at] aapip.org or at (510) 463-3151.