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Giving Gap? Connecting Asian American Philanthropy and Community Needs


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As the fastest-growing demographic group in the United States, Asian Americans are today one of the leading forces in giving — not only to their countries of origin, but increasingly to their local U.S. communities and across the globe. Many believe that as more and more Asian Americans — a group with an enormously varied national, ethnic, and religious backgrounds — take leadership roles in business, politics, and civic life, they are also are changing the face of U.S. philanthropy, making it more inclusive, impactful, and accountable.

How are patterns of giving in the U.S. changing as Asian Americans become wealthier and increasingly woven in to American society? How do persistent "model minority" stereotypes distort the reality of Asian American giving and community needs? How do other trends led by this community — e.g., the culture of rapid innovation in Silicon Valley — shape patterns and modes of giving?

Join ASNC, in partnership with Give2Asia, for a panel discussion featuring leading experts from the philanthropic community to address these and other questions.


Buck Gee (moderator) Co-founder, Chinese American Community Foundation; ASNC Board Member

Robbie Fabian, President, ABS-CBN Foundation

Naren Gupta, Co-founder, Nexus Venture Partners; ASNC Board Member

Audrey Yamamoto, President & Executive Director, Asian Pacific Fund

Dien Yuen, Chief Philanthropy Officer, Give2Asia

Promotional co-sponsors: Asian American Law Journal, Asian Week, Asian Pacific Fund, Hyphen Magazine, National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), Taiwanese American Professionals (TAP).


Event Details

Tue 30 Oct 2012
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Nixon Peabody
1 Embarcadero Center,
Suite 1800
San Francisco

$10 for ASNC members; $15 for non-members