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The China Paradox: 

Rich, Developing, and Still in Need of Support

China is the world’s second largest economy, dispenses international aid, builds large infrastructure projects across the globe, and provides low-interest loans throughout the developing world.  It has also lifted hundreds of millions of its own citizens out of poverty since reform and opening began four decades ago.  Yet approximately 6.5% (90 million) of China’s population still lives in abject poverty (less than about $1.90 per day).  In this respect, and many others, China is still a developing country and needs international support, whether in poverty alleviation, environmental protection, early childhood development, or a variety of other areas.  This panel will discuss China’s present challenges and what the international community—governments, corporations, and even individuals—can do to help.

In this panel, Young China Watchers founder Frederick Tsai will moderate a discussion between Give2Asia's President and CEO Birger Stamperdahl and China Country Representative Xiao Rong as they speak on the challenges and complexities of philanthropy to this region. They will also be available to discuss opportunities for investment and collaboration with potential donors.   

Thursday, June 21st

6:00 PM PST - Reception
6:30 pM PST - Panel

Salesforce Rincon
101 Spear Street, San Francisco

 

Give2Asia's Role in China

As one of the few international nonprofits with a registered office in mainland China, Give2Asia offers a unique access point to this market for potential donors and program partners. Give2Asia's staff in Beijing is expanding its operations under Xiao Rong's leadership, and she is available to discuss collaboration opportunities in person during her visit to the U.S.

 
  Frederick H. Tsai (Moderator) Senior Director, Strategy at Salesforce.com Founder/Head, YCW SF   Frederick H. Tsai is Head of Young China Watchers in San Francisco, in which he recruited over 600 members and leading scholars and policy makers to the organization. He held monthly forums on pressing matters regarding China and US-China relations, driven by a mission to advance dialogue between the regions by bringing together rising Chinese scholars and professionals with today's leading academics and policy makers. He also serves as the Senior Director of Strategy at Salesforce.com.  Prior to joining Salesforce.com, Fred spent nearly a decade based out of China, primarily at Dell Inc., where he served in roles including Director and Head of China Strategy.

Frederick H. Tsai (Moderator)
Senior Director, Strategy at Salesforce.com
Founder/Head, YCW SF

Frederick H. Tsai is Head of Young China Watchers in San Francisco, in which he recruited over 600 members and leading scholars and policy makers to the organization. He held monthly forums on pressing matters regarding China and US-China relations, driven by a mission to advance dialogue between the regions by bringing together rising Chinese scholars and professionals with today's leading academics and policy makers. He also serves as the Senior Director of Strategy at Salesforce.com.

Prior to joining Salesforce.com, Fred spent nearly a decade based out of China, primarily at Dell Inc., where he served in roles including Director and Head of China Strategy.

  Birger Stamperdahl (Panelist)   President and CEO, Give2Asia   Since 2006, Birger has been part of the Give2Asia team, applying his experience in nonprofit development and partnership building to expand Give2Asia’s work. From his years of experience serving donors, clients and project partners -- and prior to that living in South and Southeast Asia -- Birger has developed a passion for the diverse and ever-changing landscape of nonprofits and social ventures in the Asia-Pacific region.  Stamperdahl has 15 years of experience in for-profit and nonprofit business management, as well as a background in marketing and communications. He has spoken on the topic of international philanthropy at U.S. and Asia-based events held by such groups as the Council on Foundations, the World Affairs Council, the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, and the Conference Board. He holds degrees in journalism and in political science from the University of New Hampshire.

Birger Stamperdahl (Panelist)
President and CEO, Give2Asia

Since 2006, Birger has been part of the Give2Asia team, applying his experience in nonprofit development and partnership building to expand Give2Asia’s work. From his years of experience serving donors, clients and project partners -- and prior to that living in South and Southeast Asia -- Birger has developed a passion for the diverse and ever-changing landscape of nonprofits and social ventures in the Asia-Pacific region.

Stamperdahl has 15 years of experience in for-profit and nonprofit business management, as well as a background in marketing and communications. He has spoken on the topic of international philanthropy at U.S. and Asia-based events held by such groups as the Council on Foundations, the World Affairs Council, the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, and the Conference Board. He holds degrees in journalism and in political science from the University of New Hampshire.

  Xiao Rong (Panelist) Vice President, China Programs, Give2Asia   As the head of Give2Asia's operations in China, Xiao Rong plays a crucial leadership role in overseeing, managing, and developing programs in China; managing China office human resource, finance and administration, overseeing the China team; and representing Give2Asia in the region. Prior to joining Give2Asia, Rong served as the research fellow and Assistant to the Director of Institute of American Studies at the China Academy of Social Sciences, where she conduced academic and policy-oriented research on Sino-US relations, and managed external and international exchange and cooperation programs. She has further served as Assistant to the China Program Director of the Asia Foundation Beijing Office, and has worked as a journalist, magazine editor, and university teacher on a part-time base. She visited and studied at George Washington University for one year as a visiting scholar, and received her Master’s and Bachelors’ degrees in Law from Peking University.

Xiao Rong (Panelist)
Vice President, China Programs, Give2Asia

As the head of Give2Asia's operations in China, Xiao Rong plays a crucial leadership role in overseeing, managing, and developing programs in China; managing China office human resource, finance and administration, overseeing the China team; and representing Give2Asia in the region. Prior to joining Give2Asia, Rong served as the research fellow and Assistant to the Director of Institute of American Studies at the China Academy of Social Sciences, where she conduced academic and policy-oriented research on Sino-US relations, and managed external and international exchange and cooperation programs. She has further served as Assistant to the China Program Director of the Asia Foundation Beijing Office, and has worked as a journalist, magazine editor, and university teacher on a part-time base. She visited and studied at George Washington University for one year as a visiting scholar, and received her Master’s and Bachelors’ degrees in Law from Peking University.


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Other Upcoming Events Featuring Give2Asia and its China Office:

Southern California Grantmakers Panel

Tuesday, June 19th, 2:00 pm
1000 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA

*Registration required.

Breakfast Reception in New York

Friday, June 28th, 9:00 am
1400 Broadway, New York City

*Registration required.


 

For more information on how to connect with Give2Asia and its China office, reach out to Program Manager Adam King at aking@give2asia.org.