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Norman Chen, CEO, The Asian American Foundation: Creating a greater sense of belonging for all AAPIs
Philanthropy News Digest

Norman Chen, CEO, The Asian American Foundation: Creating a greater sense of belonging for all AAPIs

PND asked Chen about TAAF’s mission to address the historic lack of philanthropic investment in AAPI communities, TAAF’s Anti-Hate National Network and AAPI Action Centers, and key findings from the 2022 STAATUS Index.

A Call to Action: Addressing the Historic Underfunding of AAPI Communities
Asian American Policy Review

A Call to Action: Addressing the Historic Underfunding of AAPI Communities

Board Chairman Li Lu discusses how the philanthropic community can close gaps for on-the-ground organizations and contribute to a larger process of building infrastructure needed to support, protect, and celebrate the 23 million AAPIs living in the US.

The Asian American Foundation launches with $125 million donation to AAPI causes
CBS This Morning

The Asian American Foundation launches with $125 million donation to AAPI causes

Actor and producer Daniel Dae Kim and Sonal Shah, president of The Asian American Foundation, join "CBS This Morning" to discuss the foundation's launch and its $125 million donation to AAPI causes.

Press Release: The Asian American Foundation Announces Historic Commitment of Over $1 Billion For AAPI Communities
TAAF

Press Release: The Asian American Foundation Announces Historic Commitment of Over $1 Billion For AAPI Communities

Through Its “AAPI Giving Challenge,” TAAF Raises Groundbreaking Support for AAPI Organizations and Causes Thanks To Philanthropic, Corporate, Individual Partners TAAF Leaders, Advisory Council Members, Partners Briefed Biden-Harris Administration Officials at White House Today On Their Plans To Provide Increased Resources To AAPI Communities

Asian-American Business Leaders Fund Effort to Fight Discrimination
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Asian-American Business Leaders Fund Effort to Fight Discrimination

A new foundation is launching with $250 million in backing from influential executives and major companies.

AAPI pride: Asian and Pacific Islander heritage helps lift America to what it must be
USA TODAY

AAPI pride: Asian and Pacific Islander heritage helps lift America to what it must be

To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the USA TODAY Network asked activists, artists and newsmakers how they're embracing their heritage to help lift all of America out of hate and keep the promise of the American dream.

The Asian American Foundation launches with $125M commitment to benefit AAPI communities
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The Asian American Foundation launches with $125M commitment to benefit AAPI communities

The NBA is just one of the big names that has shown support in the organization

TAAF Releases Statement and Rapid Response Toolkit in Advance of COVID-19 Origins Report From the White House
TAAF

TAAF Releases Statement and Rapid Response Toolkit in Advance of COVID-19 Origins Report From the White House

Anti-Hate Toolkit Launched to Protect AAPI Communities and Highlight Proactive Measures for Addressing Hate

Asian American advocates fear new attacks on women and older adults after COVID-19 origin report
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Asian American advocates fear new attacks on women and older adults after COVID-19 origin report

“We want our communities to be prepared,” so the Asian American Foundation issued a toolkit on how victims and witnesses can respond.

Readout of White House Roundtable Meeting with AA and NHPI Faith Leaders
The White House

Readout of White House Roundtable Meeting with AA and NHPI Faith Leaders

Erika Moritsugu, Deputy Assistant to the President and AA and NHPI Senior Liaison at the White House, Sonal Shah, President of The Asian American Foundation (TAAF), and the White House Office of Public Engagement, hosted a virtual meeting with AA and NHPI faith leaders on hate prevention and AA and NHPI inclusion in the lead up to the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

 TAAF Announces Its Anti-Hate National Network, Including The Launch of AAPI Action Centers in Chicago, New York City, and Oakland
TAAF

TAAF Announces Its Anti-Hate National Network, Including The Launch of AAPI Action Centers in Chicago, New York City, and Oakland

TAAF Also Unveils AAPI Emergency Relief Fund in Partnership with GoFundMe to Support Victims of Anti-AAPI Hate and Violence Across the Country

Advocacy group launches national network to combat anti-Asian hate
The Washington Post (AFP)

Advocacy group launches national network to combat anti-Asian hate

Funds are part of a broader effort to develop a more coordinated strategy among national and grass-roots groups dedicated to protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and supporting victims of hate crimes.

Asian Americans in the News

Penn law dean starts process that could lead to sanctions on professor Amy Wax
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn law dean starts process that could lead to sanctions on professor Amy Wax

The University of Pennsylvania’s law school dean Tuesday announced he would initiate a process that could lead to sanctions against long-time law professor Amy Wax for her racist comments.

New Jersey becomes second state to require Asian American history to be taught in schools
CNN

New Jersey becomes second state to require Asian American history to be taught in schools

Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on Tuesday that will make it mandatory for K-12 schools to include Asian American and Pacific Islander history in their curriculums starting on the 2022-2023 school year.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announces the Asian American Hate Crimes Workgroup
Office of Governor Larry Hogan

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announces the Asian American Hate Crimes Workgroup

Amid a national rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans, Governor Hogan announced the formation of a statewide workgroup to address this rise in anti-Asian activity, prevent acts of violence, and to support victims and witnesses.

Jeremy Lin and Tiger Woods overlooked as LAAUNCH survey finds 42 per cent of US can’t name single Asian-American
South China Morning Post

Jeremy Lin and Tiger Woods overlooked as LAAUNCH survey finds 42 per cent of US can’t name single Asian-American

Sports stars Jeremy Lin and Tiger Woods were named among the prominent Asian-Americans to be overlooked in a recent US survey that found 42 per cent of Americans could not name a single well-known Asian-American.

We Commemorate, We Commit: Out of Catastrophe, a Conversation on Connection and Repair
IFYC

We Commemorate, We Commit: Out of Catastrophe, a Conversation on Connection and Repair

In a moving conversation moderated by IFYC founder Eboo Patel in partnership with Sonal Shah, the founding president of The Asian American Foundation, the four shared a virtual stage yesterday to reflect on that morning two decades ago.

Hate crimes rise to highest level in 12 years amid increasing attacks on Black and Asian people, FBI says
Washington Post (AP)

Hate crimes rise to highest level in 12 years amid increasing attacks on Black and Asian people, FBI says

The number of hate crimes in the United States rose in 2020 to the highest level in 12 years, propelled by increasing assaults targeting Black and Asian people, the FBI reported Monday.  

Over 20 organizations demand Biden 'redouble' efforts to fight anti-Asian bias
NBC News (Source: Reuters)

Over 20 organizations demand Biden 'redouble' efforts to fight anti-Asian bias

As the investigation into the origins of the coronavirus is set to end this month, the groups warn that discussions of the report could aggravate anti-Asian hate.