On September 6th, 2017, the founding members and global partners of the Global Chinese Philanthropy Initiative (GCPI) held day long conferences, press events and private dinners with featured philanthropists and key supporters to launch GCPI in the US and China, revealing finding from the Phase I research, of this two part study. Among the key research findings this study found over 400% increase in the number of Chinese and Chinese American foundations and startling increase in charitable giving by both Chinese and Chinese American donors, over the past decade.
GCPI Phase I research provides tremendous insight into reasons for this dramatic growth and opens up a pathways for dialogue regarding the potential future impact of philanthropy, as founders of private family foundations plan to pass on stewardship of their charitable vision to the next generation, in a rapidly changing and increasingly globalized world. GCPI hopes to encourage other Asian and Asian American philanthropists to engage in this study and inspire collaboration across borders and generations.
The GCPI website was launched and Phase I findings were made public for the first time, marking the official launch of the Initiative worldwide. Hosted by GCPI Founding Partners Asian Americans Advancing Justice -LA, UCI and UCLA, this all-day conference was attended by nearly 300 guests and featured the following key speakers and panelists:
John Chiang, CA State Treasurer (Keynote Speaker)
Stewart Kwoh, President, AAAJ-LA
Sue Van, President & CEO, Wallace Coulter Foundation
Victor Kuo, GCPI Researcher
Panel 1: Founding Philanthropists
John & Marilyn Long, Founders Long Family Foundation
Walter & Shirley Wang, Walter & Shirley Wang Foundation
Panel 2: Next Generation
Vivian Long, Director of Programs, Long Family Foundation
Patrick Liang, Managing Director, Tang Industries, Cyrus Tang Foundations
Adley Chan, Representing Ronnie & Barbara Chan philanthropy