AMAZIANS OF THE WEEK! The Committee of 100

June 16th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen


Name: The Committee of 100

Occupation: Non-partisan organization of Chinese-American leaders

Founded in: 1990

Known for: Being the Who’s Who of Chinese-American ballers, with members like Yo-Yo Ma, YouTube’s Steve Chen (pictured above), playwright David Henry Hwang, film producer Teddy Zee, architect Maya Lin, Gary Locke, former governor of Washington state, and our, uh, “friend” Lisa Ling; addressing U.S.-China relasians and Chinese-American issues; encouraging philanthropy within the community after conducting an alarming 2001 survey that found “one in five Americans polled said Chinese Americans ‘don’t care what happens to anyone but their own kind’” and, to that end, raising $3.5 million dollars for Sichuan earthquake relief in the last month.

To learn more about The Committee of 100, click here.

To make a donasian to the Committee’s earthquake relief fund, click here.

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