Old War Horses like Dr. Alice Huang, myself and others will need to be replaced by younger, more fresh-minded individuals. Just in the last month, Kathleen To has retired from the Board, and Henry Lee resigned as EF's Vice President, although agreeing to stay on the Board.
EF's Board is self-perpetuating. It currently has 8 members and is looking for a few NEW members who want to dedicate themselves to help make Asian Americans equal citizens, and who have much experience in achieving the hard to achieve tasks of the world.
Are you willing to give generously of your time and money to serve on 80-20 Educational Foundation's Board?
Are you willing to work in the evenings, weekends and even holidays as situations will require?
Are you willing to sacrifice your relationships with some of your relatives, because you'll have less time for them, and your relationship with some of your rich & powerful friends, because EF's advocacy for the average AsAms don't always sit well with these "VIPs"?
Are you willing to work hard and yet be criticized by some folks, because what you will be doing as an EF Board member will be significant, and doing significant things inevitably arouses criticism from some corners?
Are you willing to sacrifice that much and be that stupid, though you may enjoy immense inner-satisfaction in knowing that you are making a difference for our community and offspring, because you are fighting the impossible fight while dreaming the impossible dream?
In other words are you willing to sacrifice yourself in the service of the AsAm community, which sooooooooooooo few AsAms are willing to do?
Are you willing to tread "where the brave dare not go"?
If you are that kind of person, please send your resume to me via firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to explore the situation with you confidentially. Your Board membership requires only the approval of the existing Board Members.
A Summary of 80-20 Educational Foundation
EF is financially healthy, with a $2.8 million war chest on hand. EF has fought many battles for our community, losing a few, but winning most. Visit the following to see what EF and 80-20 PAC, working as two independent components of 80-20 Initiative, have won for our community:
EF focuses on systemic discrimination against AsAms, such as the glass ceiling in workplaces, and the ugly discrimination in college admissions against our youth. Owing to lack of personnel and financial resources, we don't pay attention to random discrimination against AsAm individuals, unless it has a landmark implication.
PS: We gratefully acknowledge the donation of $5000/yr for 5 yrs, from Jackson and Judy Yen, Laguna Woods, CA in memory of their beloved daughter Jessica J. Yen.
Correction on investigating Harvard: We failed to specify that the DOJ was investigating Harvard under Title VI, 42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq. in our last e-newsletter. Title VI, 42 U.S.C. 2000d has pervasive financial consequences against Harvard University:
No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.