2023 Global Chinese Philanthropy Training Workshop

When Leo Chu and his wife came to the US from Hong Kong in 1975, the couple founded an apparel company and became one of Los Angeles' largest private clothing companies.

Today, Chu is the owner of Hollywood Park Casino and Crystal Park Casino, as well as the co-owner of Lucky Derby Casino, reports the Los Angeles Times.

He's also the chairman of the Morning Light Foundation, which aims to "foster passion and interest in volunteerism, stimulate innovative research ideas, and encourage the sharing of best practices related to Global Chinese Philanthropy," according to its website.

But while Chu may be a world-class casino owner, he's far from the first Chinese-American to find his calling in philanthropy.

Marina Tan Harper, senior director for international development at the University of California-Davis, tells the Times that many Chinese-Americans "don't know what to do, or don't know how to do it, or don't know how to give."

That's changing, however, thanks to the Global Chinese Philanthropy Research and Training Program, which aims to "bridge intellectual inquiry and professional practice in the field of Global Chinese Philanthropy," per the program's website.

In a June webinar, Harper said Chinese-Americans who want to give should "

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