Friday, January 29, 2016
NBC News Profiles Asian Women Giving Circle at Ms. Foundation
Twenty years ago, when Hali Lee was the executive director for a Korean-American non-profit serving victims of domestic violence, she discovered how hard it was to raise money for her cause. Korean-American immigrants, Lee found, were new to the idea of American-style philanthropy, and domestic violence was not a topic the community seemed to want to publicly discuss.
Lee also found that the majority of money being distributed to non-profit organizations came primarily from wealthy white individuals and foundations who, while extremely generous, did not necessarily recognize or understand the various struggles of the Asian-American community. . .