“We strive to do more outreach and educate Asian Americans about community issues locally and, one day, nationally. We are more recently seeking to target young Asian-American professionals and involve them at an earlier stage, so that they may contribute to the community throughout their lives. We promote volunteerism as a method to contribute to the community, using one’s skills and time, especially for those who cannot contribute much financially but want to help others.
“We are also looking to target the elder population with the idea of creating a Community Foundation run by Asian for Asians. We seek to link community assets with community needs and would like to offer a greater range of giving options and vehicles in which donors can achieve their personal wishes. We hope to educate Asian accountants, lawyers and bankers, and financial-service providers with more information on estate planning, trusts, and donor-advised or field-of-interest funds and show that there are many options for their clients to choose from. We hope to arm these professionals with more knowledge and information to help promote charitable giving within their businesses and communities.”