Sunday, December 28, 2014

$35k in 1 day! Our heroes & heroines

    Thank you. Thank you.  Yesterday, those who know the essential value of 80-20, poured in with an incredible $35,000 in lump sum over 5 years.

    Our heroes and heroines?   Many!  

   Principal Hero:  Professor Mu-ming Poo of UC, Berkeley.  He is the Paul Licht Distinguished Professor in Biology in the Division of Neurobiology, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology.

     He donated $10,000 in lump sum earlier.  Yesterday, in addition, he donated  $5,000 per year for 5 year.  Just that is the equivalent of $25,000 over 5 years.  He helped 80-20 achieve its one-day-goal of besting the $24,000, raised in one day, established 2 days ago.

     Many of our community's rich and powerful don't identify with the Asian American community any more.  What a shame!  America may look at such folks and silently mull: "If these folks can so heartlessly UN-identify themselves with their own people, could they just as easily UN-identify themselves with the USA, when their self-interests suit them?"  
    Professor Mu-ming Poo*,world renowned as he is, cares about Asian Ams who are struggling to win equal opportunity.  Just that outlook, perhaps more than his donation, benefits our community greatly.  

     On the above happy note,

                                  Happy Holidays, Asian Americans.

                          DONATE here till it hurts.
    Bear in mind that the Jewish American AIPAC has a $67 million per year budget as opposed to 80-20's $100,000 - a difference of 67,000%! 

SB Woo
President, 80-20 Educational Foundation
A Volunteer 

* Is he unique?  Not quite.  Alice Huang, past Chairman and President of the AAAS, which is world's largest scientific organization;  Chenming Calvin Hu, retired Distinguished Chair professor of electrical engineering at University of California, Berkeley, also known as the father of 3-D transistor; and Yu-Chi Ho , who used to have TWO endowed chairs at Harvard all served on 80-20's
Board and donated most generously.

 Published on Wednesday, 12/24/2014