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Date: November 22,
Contact information: Sophia Kim, Coordinator
Boston-based Coalition for Asian Pacific American Youth Chosen for
2004 Massachusetts Catalogue for Philanthropy
(Boston, MA) Boston-based Coalition for Asian Pacific
American Youth has been selected as a Massachusetts 2004 Catalogue for
Philanthropy charity. This year’s edition of the Catalogue will
profile 69 of Massachusetts' outstanding environmental, cultural, and
human service agencies as "examples of excellence" in Massachusetts philanthropy. Coalition for Asian Pacific
American Youth was chosen from a total applicant pool of over 150
CAPAY is run by and for youth—philanthropists
helping themselves as well as others. In 1992 a Chinese-American student was
bullied in school and adult authorities failed to step in; the students decided
to organize, and in 1993 held a symposium attended by 700 high school students
from over 50 schools—the largest gathering of APA youth ever in the US. CAPAY resulted, incorporated the following May
(1994) to help APA teens to become effective democratic citizens. CAPAY offers workshops in APA history, an
annual Leadership Symposium, and many programs connecting them with their
communities. And they’re good at it—in 1999 CAPAY was one of 12 organizations cited by the
Ford Foundation for innovative and exemplary programs in youth development and
civic activism. This is important work—APAs comprise 9% of the student
population in Boston, 21% in Malden and 26% in Quincy; from 1990 to 2000 they
had the fastest growth-rate (68%) of any racial group in Massachusetts; and
though often considered the “Model Minority”, in fact they are polarized—
exceeding rates at both high and low ends of the scale for income and
education, compared with other minorities. You can help them help themselves
help us—that’s how “commonwealth” works.
The Catalogue, which was
the first of its kind anywhere, was created by a group of leading foundations
here in 1997 to help close the gap between Massachusetts’ ranks in income and
in charitable giving—then the largest such disparity in the nation. To do this,
in addition to the annual Catalogue itself, the project developed the
nationally-known "Generosity Index"™, a website (www.catalogueforphilanthropy.org),
"Giving Massachusetts Day" proclaimed since 2001 as the day after
Thanksgiving by Governors Swift and Romney, and many other
"donor-friendly" tools. Since 1997, charitable giving here has
doubled, from $2 billion to $4 billion, and though the Catalogue makes
no claim for this growth, the Catalogue Project is widely recognized as
a national leader in donor education. There are now similar Catalogues
County, NC, Whatcom County, WA, Washington, DC, and St. Louis, MO, and others are being planned in several
other philanthropic markets.
According to George McCully,
President of the Catalogue, "The Catalogue is designed as a
showcase for Massachusetts philanthropy, and a one-stop-shop for a
family's charitable giving. A single check, electronic transaction over the web
or stock transfer can be allocated to as many charities as the donor pleases,
and because the Catalogue is sponsored and paid-for by its philanthropic
sponsors, 100% of every donation goes to the designated charities."
The Coalition for Asian Pacific American
Youth was chosen in rigorous competition by professional grantmakers.
"Charities are selected for general excellence, cost-effectiveness, and
teaching value about philanthropy," McCully said.