Thursday, December 5, 2013
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
BNY Mellon, 8th Floor Conference Center
1735 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Poverty is an increasingly significant issue within Philadelphia’s Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Between 2007 and 2001, the poverty rate among the AAIP community grew by over 40% to 41,000. Yet, less than one percent of funding from private sector sources has been directed toward this community.
During this session we will examine the current funding landscape within the regional Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and explore how to make sure these communities have adequate resources to grow their capacity and long-term sustainability. We will call on institutions and individuals to engage the voices of impacted communities, and to leverage individual action for collective good.
This session will open with a snapshot of the AAPI population in our region and will include a moderated discussion on the community response to issues affected the AAPI community. We will then hear from AAPIP about their First Step Campaign, which is designed to drive and sustain an increase in grantmaking to AAPI communities across the nation, followed by a discussion with regional funders about partnerships they have built within the AAPI community. Finally, attendees will participate in a series of targeted breakout discussions on the topics of Health, Human Services, Education and Economic Development.
- Nina Ahmad, Chair, Mayor’s Commission for Asian American Affairs
- Amelia Belardo-Cox, Co-Chair, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy – Philadelphia Chapter
- John Chin, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation
- Romana Lee-Akiyama, Co-Chair, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy – Philadelphia Chapter
- Dr. Grace Ma, Center of Asian Health, Temple University
- Dr. Nicholas Montalto, Ph.D., President, Diversity Dynamics
- Nancy Nguyen, BPSOS Delaware Valley
- Peggy Saika, Executive Director, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
- Ellen Somekawa, Executive Director, Asian American United
- Rorng Sorn, Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia
- Dr. Walter Tsou, Board Member, Kynett Memorial Foundation
- Bia Vieira, Vice President, Philanthropic Services, The Philadelphia Foundation
- Mailee Walker, Executive Director, Claneil Foundation
"Building Democratic Philanthropy...it is a call to institutions and individuals to engage the voices of impacted communities, and to leverage individual action for collective good." - Peggy Saika, AAPIP President/Executive Director
"What we need to figure out is how to make sure our communities have the adequate resources to grow their capacity and long-term sustainability." - N. Nina Ahmad, AAPIP Board Member, Philadelphia Foundation Trustee, Chair of the Mayor's Commission on Asian American Affairs
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Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia Members (formerly DVG): CLICK HERE to register.
Invited Guests: Please RSVP directly to Theresa Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-790-9700 x14.
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