Press Release: Leading Chinese American Organization Committee of 100 to Discuss Asian Americans in Philanthropy

For Immediate Release

Leading Chinese American Organization Committee of 100 to Discuss Asian Americans in Philanthropy

(San Francisco – February 27, 2014) – The Committee of 100 (C-100), an organization of leading Chinese Americans, held its third C-100 Speakers Forum on February 27, 2014 in San Francisco.

Speakers identified Asian American philanthropy trends, explored the role of Silicon Valley philanthropic leaders, and assessed the outlook of community-based and globally-focused impact investing. Panelists included Steve Chen, Co-Founder of YouTube; Jenny Ming, President and CEO, Charlotte Russe; Audrey Yamamoto, President and Executive Director, Asian Pacific Fund; and Dien Yuen, Founder and Managing Director, Kordant Philanthropy Advisors.

Chairman of the Committee of 100 Dominic Ng said: “Asian Americans are emerging as influential leaders in philanthropy. Our immigrant experiences, cultural values, and generational differences are producing a new breed of philanthropists. In convening this timely Speakers Forum, the Committee of 100 recognizes the importance of Asian American strategic investing for social impact in our communities and across the globe.”

The Committee of 100 Speakers Forum serves as a high-level platform to highlight major issues in U.S.-China relations and the Asian American community. Conducted in C-100’s five main regions – Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Washington, D.C., and Greater China – the forum addresses national and international issues that impact local and regional communities.

The Committee of 100 is a leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, and the arts. For over 20 years, the Committee has served as a high level bridge in the U.S.-China dialogue by fostering regular exchanges with the leadership of Beijing, Taipei, and Washington. C-100 members are leading U.S. citizens of Chinese descent who leverage their collective influence and resources to strengthen U.S.-China relations and promote the advancement of Chinese Americans. www.committee100.org

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Sharon Owyang, Senior Associate for Research

347-933-1729 sowyang@committee100.org

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