15 million commitment from Wells Fargo to APIASF in 2014.
Wells Fargo is excited to celebrate the Lunar New Year with the AsianAmerican community," said Arati Randolph, Wells Fargo senior vice president, corporate communications and APIASF board member.
APIASF recently launched the first of its marketing initiatives supported by Farmers.
The impact of Farmers partnership on the APIA community will be immeasurable," said Neil Horikoshi, APIASF President & Executive Director.
At the gala, OCA (The Organization of Chinese Americans) was recognized for its role in developing and administering GMS/APIA for the past six years and for its partnership in building APIASF.
Kamuela Chun, was involved in the development of both APIASF and GMS/APIA.
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.
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.
When I first came to APIASF in 2008, I kept reading reports about achievement gaps among Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans.
So arming himself with statistical data, Horikoshi trooped up and down the Beltway explaining to education agencies, legislators and stakeholders not only the mission of APIASF, but how some Asians and Pacific Islanders have substantially lower rates of degree attainment than their ethnic and racial counterparts.
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.
I am proud of our company's support for APIASF and look forward to my service on the national board.