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(Top, left to right) Cathy Cha, President, Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund; Don Chen, President and CEO, Surdna Foundation; (Bottom, left to right) Taryn Higashi, Executive Director, Unbound Philanthropy; and Kara Inae Carlisle, Vice President of Programs, McKnight Foundation.

Asian American Leaders In A Moment Of Pride And Peril

| by Loren Harris

How Philanthropy is Supporting Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Loren Harris, Kenneth Rainin Foundation's Chief Program and Strategy Officer, interviews four talented leaders including Haas, Jr. Fund president, Cathy Cha.

Growing up in central Georgia during the 70s and 80s afforded limited exposure to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and cultures beyond cartoons that featured offensive misappropriation of Asian…

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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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