On January 16, more than a dozen executive directors from nonprofit organizations serving the Chinese American community in Silicon Valley met at a private lunch to discuss their work and the needs of their community.
Hosted by the Chinese American Community Foundation and Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the event builds on a tradition of similar events CACF currently hosts for non-profit leaders in San Francisco. The luncheon provided an exciting opportunity for leaders to build relationships with peers in the nonprofit community, introduce their work to CACF and SVCF leaders, and gain visibility of nonprofit issues throughout the region.
Dr. Emmett Carson, President & CEO of SVCF provided welcome remarks and encouraged the community groups to leverage the resources their organization provides. He stressed the importance of community building and the commitment to growing Asian American philanthropy in the region.
Buck Gee, Treasurer and co-founder of CACF also announced a joint partnership between CACF and SVCF to launch a study on Chinese American philanthropy.
Dr. Rolland Lowe, Buck Gee, and David Lei founded the organization in order to build a better informed community of Bay Area Chinese-American donors and a more effective community of the non-profits serving the Asian Americans in the region. As part of its efforts, CACF hosts events such as the Executive Directors Luncheon in order to encourage networking and knowledge-sharing between leaders, to stay connected with the work of non-profits in the area, and to incubate innovative areas of collaboration.
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