* Lisa Philp was appointed vice president for strategic philanthropy and director of Grantcraft at the Foundation Center. GrantCraft helps grantmakers hone their craft and be effective in their work. It was created by the Ford Foundation and is now a joint project of the Foundation Center and the European Foundation Centre earlier this year. Lisa was chair of AAPIP and formerly served as managing director and global head of philanthropic services for the J.P. Morgan Private Bank in NY. Congrats to Lisa!
* The Asian American Arts Alliance is hosting Locating the Sacred, a 12-ay city-wide festival that will be held in NY in fall 2012. The festival will match artists to spaces regarded as sacred, where they will collaborate to produce their own events. Through these events, we will explore the meaning of the word “sacred” to our communities, and showcase Asian American artists as agents of change. To raise seed money for the mini-series, they've started a Kickstarter campaign which you can check out here.
* The Vietnamese Resettlement Association in Falls Church, VA will be received a $200,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Since 1990, VRA provides social services including translation assistance and mental health support to the Vietnamese community. VRA has served more than 10,000 women and the funds will be used to support healthcare promotion for women in the Vietnamese and immigrant community free of charge.