Times were AsAms hardly donated to help out our own organizations.
Apparent Result: AsAm organizations like OCA of D.C., AALDEF of NY,
& APALC of LA all had to go outside of our community
to get funding for their respective annual expenditures.
Real Result: Money talks. These same organizations all filed amicus briefs to support "race-preference" admissions, which 98 % of
AsAms are against*.
Who have suffered? We all have suffered, including OCA, AALDEF and
APALC, which are by now increasingly isolated from
How Glorious Our Donors are NOW
Times are 80-20 EF, seeing how raising money from outside of our community has terrible consequences, started the SELF project (Self Empowerment Longterm Fund) declaring to raise money from AsAms only. That project started a NEW donation trend in our community, which EF is
truly proud of.
Apparent Result: In 4.5 yrs, AsAm donors helped EF build a war chest of
$3 million plus its expenditures in those years
Real Result: AsAms have begun to practice SELF-HELP, which is of the
utmost importance for us to win our eventual equal
Who has gained? We all have gained, including OCA, AALDEF & APALC.
When these orgs. begin serving our community's true
interests, they'll be able to raise funds from AsAms
Example of the Exemplary Donors
(1) Hundreds of SELF donors have already completed their pledges in less
than 5 yrs. Their names are honored with a pink background. Find your
(2) Hundreds of people have donated more than they've pledged. See the
red $ figure being their annual pledge amount. An example Is:
Lee, Henry J., NY, NY $ 7000/y plus $3000 Confirmed4 31,000
(3) Scroll down to the middle of the webpage, where the category of Donors
is shown. There are about 203 persons who have already completed
their 5-yr. pledges. About half of them have kept on donating even after
that - give till it hurts! See an example below:
|Liao, Hank, Irvine, CA ||$ 100/y plus $1000||Confirmed5||1,500|
Hank donated another $1,000 after completing his 5-yr pledge of $500.
(4) One generous couple, the Mitchell Lous of Houston, TX, even
committed to donate $2000 per year till 2028! They are $4,000/yr for 5
yrs donors to begin with. They'll have donated $24,000 by the end of
Wow! With such a wonderful NEW donation tradition, our future
will be bright! I hope that more AsAm orgs. will focus on serving AsAm interests earnestly, so that they'll also get financial support from you.
The Really Rich AsAms Are Missing In Action!
The really rich AsAms have NOT shown up yet. They are on record to have donated tens and even hundreds of millions to causes outside of our community, but NOT to their own people. What a shame.
80-20 EF has the courage to call things as it sees
-- for the GOOD of the AsAm community!
S. B. Woo