15 million commitment from Wells Fargo to APIASF
Through an ongoing partnership, Wells Fargo broadened its support to APIASF
by providing more than $1 million each year over the next three years for scholarships and programs to accelerate the success of AAPI students.
The Farmers initiative will provide direct support for 32 scholarships to be awarded during the 2009-2010 academic year and marketing collateral material including an updated APIASF
Web site, informational brochure and DVD.
Neil Horikoshi, President and Executive Director, APIASF
: "Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students are often left out of the conversation when it comes to intervention for college access and success.
Toyota is proud to celebrate the outstanding academic achievements and community service of the 21 APIASF
scholars, said Tracey Doi, Toyota group vice president and chief financial officer.
When I first came to APIASF
in 2008, I kept reading reports about achievement gaps among Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans.
It is with great pride that we join the ranks of other national scholarship organizations and express our appreciation to UNCF and the other GMS partners, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the American Indian Graduate Center Scholars, for their guidance and support in establishing APIASF
In addition to Toyota's corporate contribution, the Toyota Giving Circle, an organization that allows associates to donate to their chosen charity, partnered with Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy to contribute to the APIASF
scholarships this year.
In addition to providing a grant to APIASF
, Joy Murakami Crose, vice president and general counsel, NNA, was selected to serve on the APIASF
National Board of Directors.
Additional details about the 2011 APIASF
College Completion Forum: Strengthening Institutions that Serve Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders may be found by visiting APIASF
's Web site at www.
Also, during the reception, Annie's Fun and the APIASF
presented awards to Vivian Cosey-Glover and McCain Foods USA (http://picasaweb.
We are convening this conference to raise awareness of their needs and craft recommendations to address them," Neil Horikoshi, President & Executive Director of APIASF