Several influential business leaders have recently launched a $ 250 million initiative dedicated to serving 23 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders nationwide.
Members of Asian American Foundation (TAAF)The initiative started on Monday.According to the organizers, the initiative is “The biggest philanthropic ever to support the AAPI community”Reuters report.
Over the last five years, TAAF board members have donated approximately $ 125 million. The non-profit organization was founded by prominent leaders in the AAPI community. Joe Tsai, Joseph Bae, Li Lu, Peng Zhao, Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Jonathan Greenblatt. Members of the Founding Advisory Board include Daniel Dae Kim, Lisa Lin, Condoleezza Rice, and Jeremy Lin.
The organization also strives to unite the AAPI community by laying the foundation for developing representatives and advocacy for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Another purpose of the organization is “Reshaping the public’s understanding of the unique challenges that Asian Americans have faced throughout history.” by New York Times..
“We have created TAAF to confront the 23 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders living in this country and help us all fight for their prosperity.” Sonarshire, The president of TAAF said. “TAAF wants to strengthen and build the power of AAPI, especially in the face of a surge in hatred and violence.”
The organization’s recent initiative focuses on three key areas: data and research, anti-hatred and education. This helps organizations strive to create a safer space for the AAPI community by improving their defense solutions and hating crime tracking. It will also help develop a school curriculum that accurately portrays the history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
“I feel that 1 plus 1 is equal to infinite possibilities, and that makes America really powerful.” Said Li Lu, Chairman of TAAF. “As Chinese-Americans, I know when we leverage the strengths of everyone we belong to and the future supported by innovation, growth and opportunities.”
TAAF invites you to join business and philanthropic leaders. AAPI Giving Challenge, this “Encourage funders to support AAPI organizations and work through both financial and non-financial means.”
Some investments in the AAPI community have been made by TAAF, including the distribution of a $ 1 million grant to Stop AAPI Hate, the Asian American Forward Justice Union (AAJC), and the National Asian American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF). It has already been done.
On May 3rd, TAAF announced the launch video Ling and Kim will be narrating and Brad Jenkins of Enfranchisement Productions will introduce the organization.
“The Asian American Foundation has come together to help Asian American leaders who know how to make a difference.” The description of the video is stated.
“We serve 23 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the pursuit of attribution and prosperity. Our story is an American story. Join us.”
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