APF-Canada Releases Youtube Recordings of Chinese Philanthropy Seminar

While there have been several seminars and events around this topic lately, AFP-Canada’s was remarkable in its focus on practical training for its audience, which included fundraisers, non-profit leaders, as well as donors.


On January 9, the Association for Fundraising Professionals – Canada held a one-day conference in Toronto on Chinese Philanthropy. While there have been several seminars and events around this topic lately, AFP-Canada’s was remarkable in its focus on practical training for its audience, which included fundraisers, non-profit leaders, as well as donors. With panel discussions targeted at these respective audience groups and generous Q&A opportunities during each session, a lot of great information was doled out during the five hour seminar.

If you weren’t lucky enough to attend the sold-out event yourself, AFP-Canada has made recordings available on youtube. We recommend it for anyone interested in Chinese American philanthropy, whether you’re a fundraiser looking to understand Chinese American donors or a non-profit leader curious about the work of your peers up north. Details of the sessions can be found after the jump.

12:20 pm  Welcome and Introduction – Justin Poy, Chair

12:25 pm  Keynote Address – Hon. Vivienne Poy

1:00 pm   Philanthropists’ Panel

  • Moderator: Larry Mah (Program Director, Top 20 Under 20)
  • Panelist 1: Daniel Hung (Past Chair of Mon Sheong Capital Campaign)
  • Panelist 2: Danny Leung (Director – DundeeWealth)
  • Panelist 3: Allen Ma (President, Canada Shanghai Business Association)
  • Panelist 4: Benson Sy (Philanthropist, Kidney Foundation, Sunnybrook Foundation)
  • Panelist 5: Hugh Zhao (Chinese Professionals Association of Canada)

2:20 pm   Coffee/Networking  Break

2:35 pm  Round Table Breakout Sessions

  • Tax-Saving Benefits to Giving: Sonja Chong and Danny Leung
  • Motivations to Give: Ben Hum (President – NAAAP Toronto)
  • Motivations for Senior Volunteers: Daniel Hung and Benson Sy
  • Practical Tips for Donors: Tan-Ling Yeung (Seneca College)

3:35 pm  Non-Profit Leaders’ Panel

  • Moderator: Larry Mah (Program Director, Top 20 Under 20)
  • Panelist 1: Peter Chang (Chair of Hong Fook Foundation)
  • Panelist 2: Dr. Ming-Tat Cheung (President of the CCC, Trustee of AGO)
  • Panelist 3: Sonja Chong (Chair, The Canadian Foundation for Chinese Heritage Preservation)

4:55 pm  Closing Address and Reflection – Justin Poy, Chair

5:15 pm  Conference Closes