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Dien S. Yuen is founder and managing director of Kordant Philanthropy Advisors, a social venture firm dedicated to enhance the work of philanthropists and institutions. Kordant also provides organizational management to social institutions, including the Chinese American Community Foundation. As an advocate of donor education and the strengthening of the philanthropic sector in the U.S. and Asia, she speaks at many events and her insights are often quoted in leading publications, including Forbes Asia, The New York Times, Family Office Review, San Francisco Business Times and Economist Intelligence Unit reports.
Dien tracks the pulse of Asian American philanthropy in the U.S. on the blog, Asian American Giving. She also founded the blog, Asian Philanthropy Forum, a site that curates global giving trends and the growth of Asia-based philanthropy.
Dien has been committed to the philanthropic planning and non-profit sectors all through her career. She was most recently Chief Philanthropy Officer at Give2Asia, where she served as a resource to donors wishing to give overseas and built the organization’s business development unit. Prior to that, she managed the portfolio of large and complex planned giving programs as Vice President & Senior Trust Officer at U.S. Trust. Before this, she served as Vice President at Asian Pacific Fund and Planned Giving Director at American Cancer Society.
Dien serves as chair of the OneVietnam Network and is on the board of 1990 Institute. She is on the advisory board of Philanthropic Ventures Foundation and is co-founder of the Chinese American Community Foundation. Previously, Dien served on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including AAPIP (Asian American Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy) and NCPGC (Northern California Planned Giving Council). She holds a J.D., LL.M. in International Law, and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) designation.
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Ann is a philanthropy advisor at Kordant Philanthropy Advisors, where she assists donors and non-profits in managing their philanthropic projects.
Previously, she held roles in the Business Development and Finance teams of Give2Asia, a philanthropic intermediary connecting US donors with Asian non-profits. Prior to this, she assisted The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program and Field Operations unit on projects to stimulate donor involvement in educational development programs across Asia and coordinating visits from Foundation experts abroad, among others.
Aside from her professional interests, she has given her time to many wonderful community groups throughout the years, including Asian Immigrant Women’s Advocates, Upwardly Global, Wokai, and the Cal-Asia Business Council Young Professionals. Ann holds a B.A. in English Literature from UC Berkeley.
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