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“We Stand With You”

| by Cathy Cha in Immigrant Rights

An Open Letter to Undocu­mented Young People

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the DACA program, Haas, Jr. Fund President Cathy Cha thanks young undocumented people for their leadership and pledges continuing support and solidarity for the movement.

At a challenging time for all of us, I wanted to send a note to the young people across our country who are undocumented. With the Supreme Court’s ruling today that the Trump administration cannot end the Deferre…

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Changing the Odds

| by Cathy Cha

Testing New Approaches for Protecting and Advancing Basic Rights and Oppor­tunities for All.

Haas, Jr. Fund President Cathy Cha on moving past a challenging moment in U.S. history and investing in positive, long-term solutions for immigrants and communities of color.

Whether I am picking up my seven-year-old daughter or attending a performance at her elementary school, the scenario is often the same. I see her little face scanning the room to find me in the crowd. Then our eyes…

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Lifting Up Community Voices

| by Cathy Cha

Summer 2019 Letter from the President

In this letter, President Cathy Cha shares how new communities across the country are making their voices heard through organizing and coming together to work for change.

No matter where we are on the political spectrum, I think we can all agree that more participation in our democracy makes the country stronger. As we mark the 50-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising for LGB…

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Rethinking Social Justice Grantmaking

| by Cathy Cha

Cathy Cha on Philanthropy and the Power of Partnership

The Haas, Jr. Fund’s new president talks with Philanthropy News Digest about breaking down silos, advancing equity and diversity, and working together to strengthen democracy.

This piece was originally published in Philanthropy News Digest. Cathy Cha, who officially stepped into the role of president of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund in January, has long worked to advance new mod…

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A Letter From President Cathy Cha

| by Cathy Cha

The Haas, Jr. Fund’s new President pledges to advance a positive vision of a just and compas­sionate society for all.

In a letter to partners and colleagues, Cathy Cha says the Fund will work collaboratively and boldly for change.

I am honored and humbled to step into my new role as President of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund.  Whether in the Bay Area or in other places across the country, our communities and our democracy are f…

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