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APPIP Announces New Executive Director and President

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Asian Americans/Pacific Islands in Philanthropy (AAPIP) announced earlier this week the appointment of Cora Mirikitani as its new Executive Director and President.

[W]e are thrilled to welcome our new executive director and president, Cora Mirikitani—a visionary, philanthropic leader with more than 30 years of experience bringing people and organizations together to serve their communities.

Having worked in both the foundation and nonprofit fields, Cora has served as a grant maker and a grant seeker. This experience gives her a unique understanding about how to bring both sides together in strategic partnerships.

For the past 10 years, she served as president and CEO of the Center for Cultural Innovation in Los Angeles, where she grew the organizational budget by three-fold and served more than 20,000 artists. Using a collaborative approach, she launched several creative and effective program initiatives, including the “Next Generation Arts Leadership Initiative,” which received special multi-year funding from The James Irvine Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

A strong believer and supporter of leadership development across the philanthropic sector, Cora will now bring her passion and skills to AAPIP. 

Please join us in welcoming Cora to her new role!

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