- by Andy Ho
Some recent articles of interest:
Asian Americans and Philanthropic Giving: Implications for Higher Education - "Although some research shows that Asian-Americans tend to give only to prestigious institutions, our research indicates that Asian-Americans are generous across the board in terms of institutional types. As nearly 50 percent of Asian-Americans are enrolled in community colleges, there is great potential for giving in this setting as well as more prestigious Ivy League institutions."
2012 AAPIP Giving Circle Convening: A View from the Starting Line - "Did you know that Asian American/Pacific Islanders make up more than 5% of the US population, yet less than 1% of philanthropic dollars flow to these communities? It made me appreciate even more the catalytic role that giving circles can play in making philanthropymore inclusive and responsive to local community needs."
Beijing is #1 in Ranking of Most Philanthropic Cities in China - "...the large number of overseas Chinese from eastern coastal areas who immigrated to Western countries and then came back to their hometowns also brought back the culture of charitable giving."
Jobs in Philanthropy...Asian Americans are encouraged to apply!
Program Officer for Philanthropy, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (Menlo Park, CA)
Senior Program Officer, Wikimedia Foundation (San Francisco, CA)
Partner, Asia, LGT Venture Philanthropy (Singapore or Hong Kong)