seeking nominations for the 2011 emerging leaders in philanthropy awards

The Asian Pacific Community Fund, in partnership with Asian Americans/ Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, is seeking nominations for the 3rd Annual 2011 Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Awards in order to recognize young leaders and organizations making a difference in the Asian Pacific Islander community through their philanthropic efforts in the Greater Los Angeles area. Read on for more information:

The Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF), in partnership with Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy – Los Angeles (AAPIP-LA), will be recognizing a young generation of community leaders committed to the betterment of the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community through their volunteer activities in philanthropy. Whether these young leaders worked to raise funds, generate resources, or direct resources to the API community-- by acknowledging these leaders and sharing their successes, we hope to encourage others to engage in philanthropy and service to the API community as well. The awards will be presented at the 3rd Annual Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Reception to be held in early March.


* Distinguished Leader in Philanthropy (Ages 18-24)
* "Russell Sakaguchi" Distinguished Leader in Philanthropy (Ages 25-35)

The "Russell Sakaguchi" Award recipient will also receive a $500 grant award to be given to a community organization serving the Asian and Pacific Islander community in the greater Los Angeles area. The organization must be a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization in good standing.


* Community Excellence Award (Collegiate)
* Community Excellence Award (Post-Grad/Professional)
Past honorees have included: individuals such as Scott Chan (APALC), Michelle Chen (UCLA), & Bryant Yang (OCA-GLA), and organizations such as UCLA Asian Pacific Health Corps, USC Troy Philippines, Asian Professional Exchange, and Project by Project.

Be recognized! For more information about the awards, and to download/fill out nomination forms, go to the Asian Pacific Community Fund website here. The deadline to submit all award materials is January 14.

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