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AAPIP Announces New Executive Director and President: Cora Mirikitani

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) will celebrate its 25th anniversary next month, in addition to welcoming a new executive director and president, Cora Mirikitani—a visionary, philanthropic leader with more than 30 years of experience bringing people and organizations together to serve their communities.

Having worked in both the foundation and nonprofit fields, Cora has served as a grant maker and a grant seeker. This experience gives her a unique understanding about how to bring both sides together in strategic partnerships.

For the past 10 years, she served as president and CEO of the Center for Cultural Innovation in Los Angeles, where she grew the organizational budget by three-fold and served more than 20,000 artists. Using a collaborative approach, she launched several creative and effective program initiatives, including the “Next Generation Arts Leadership Initiative,” which received special multi-year funding from The James Irvine Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

A strong believer and supporter of leadership development across the philanthropic sector, Cora will now bring her passion and skills to AAPIP. She will take the reins from outgoing executive director Peggy Saika starting in May, but members will get the chance to meet her at our 25th anniversary celebration on April 25th.

Don’t miss your chance to meet Cora, and to help honor Peggy for her years of service.

Register for AAPIP's 25th Anniversary now.

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