New member the Chinese American Community Foundation was featured last week in the San Jose Mercury News:
A group of East Bay residents from Orinda, Piedmont, Berkeley and Oakland has launched a foundation with the idea of building an energetic Chinese-American community to promote philanthropy and volunteerism.
The Chinese American Community Foundation, launched Feb. 28 in San Francisco, hopes to use its donor community to tackle challenging problems and advance creative solutions within the Bay Area’s growing Chinese-American population. Led by Board Chairman Dr. Rolland Lowe, of Orinda, Vice Chairman David Lei, of Piedmont, and Treasurer Buck Gee, of Hiller Highlands, the foundation’s goal is to strengthen community-based nonprofits that support Chinese-American society.
The need for this foundation is based on the fact that though many nonprofits operate within the Chinese-American community, running the gamut from youth and senior services to immigration issues and newcomer services, few services exist to ensure their survival. To answer this need, the foundation will work toward becoming a leading platform for sustained philanthropy, focusing on two main areas. The first is to create a more dedicated, aware and effective community of donors.