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 "

Read the Entire Article


Selected Foundation News

A customized collection of news from foundations from around the Web.

Nhs and Nice Unveil Plans to Accelerate Access to Innovative Medical Technologies

The UK's National Health Service is looking to speed up the adoption of cutting-edge medical technologies into its system, the New York Times reports. According to the Guardian, NICE, the UK's...more

Gov. Desantis Signs Three Bills Aimed at Enhancing Cancer Research, Innovation and Health Care

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed three bills aimed at enhancing cancer research, innovation, and health care, the Florida Times-Union reports. One of the bills he signed is one that...more

Governor Ron Desantis Highlights Significant State Investments and Signs Legislation ...

"By fostering innovation, encouraging data sharing and cooperation, and expanding cancer-related resources, Florida will bring the fight against cancer to a whole new level." So says Florida...more

Leading Experts Reimagine Public Health Technology at Summit

"We really have to re-invent public health," Alessandro Vespignani, director of the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University, tells the Boston Globe. "This requires an...more

2023-24 Annual Report: Transforming for Healthier Communities

"We're transforming for healthier communities, and with a new five-year strategic plan that builds on this momentum launching this fall to guide us, it truly is an extraordinary time for Osler and...more

Pink Floyd Meets Neuroscience At The Great Gig In Marble Arch

Imagine listening to Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" in Dolby Atmos. Now imagine listening to the same song in 3D. That's the idea behind Brainstorms: A Great Gig in the Sky, an...more

The New Eu Parliament Should Double Down On Job-Creating Clean Energy

The election of a right-wing party to power in the European Union has thrown a monkey wrench into the bloc's efforts to combat climate change. Manfred Weber, head of the center-right European...more

Building a Public Health Innovation Ecosystem in the Who European Region: Meeting Report ...

A new report from the World Health Organization calls for "innovative solutions" to some of Europe's biggest health challenges, including neglected tropical diseases, HIV, tuberculosis, and an aging...more

Manulife and World Economic Forum Launch the Prospering in Longevity Challenge to ...

The World Economic Forum is putting its money where its mouth is, in the hopes of helping the world live longer. The forum has launched the Prospering in Longevity Challenge, a three-year...more

Student Innovations in Healthcare

If you've ever wondered what it's like to live in a developing country with limited access to medical care, you're in luck. The World Health Organization has just released its annual list of the...more







Social Entrepreneurship
Spotlight



New Age of Philanthropy: #GivingTuesday


A part of a series produced by The Huffington Post in celebration of #GivingTuesday, which will take place this year on December 3, Kathy Calvin and Henry Timms vouch that we are living in a new era of philanthropy.




Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs



Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2008-2024 Copyright Michael Saunders