Asian American Studies
Recipient: Asian American Studies Center at UCLA
As one of the premier research centers dedicated to the study
of Asian Americans, the Center promotes assimilation of Asian
Americans into the American society as a whole. The insights
and guidelines established by the Center will help BWF fulfill
Recipient: University of California-Riverside (UCR) Social Studies
In response to the growing demand for the better understanding
of ethnic and multicultural community, Dr. Hong has supported
this program in the past years. Local communities will benefit
from the findings of this study.
Recipient: La Sierra University
BWF founder Dr. Hong has been supporting La Sierra University
for its faculty research fund for past years. BWF will continue
this program to further enhance the program that was beneficial
to many scholars and students.
Young Leadership Development
BWF supports organizations that facilitate leadership
programs. BWF considers that the following elements are crucial
for the youth today: awareness in issues past and current; challenges
facing the ethnic community; the importance of participation.
These programs will also enhance appreciation of cultural identity
and roots. Participants will develop leadership skills, foundation
for future development and growth through interactive group
discussions and skills building workshops.
Youth and Community Support
BWF is committed to
serve the evolving needs of the Asian American population in
the Southern California area. BWF plans to support programs
that help the youth participate in the process of forming new
paradigms for race relations in a diverse community and to rebuild
Dosan Heritage Award
BWF continues to facilitate the Annual Young Student Essay
Contest on Dosan Ahn Chang-Ho's legacy. Dosan Ahn Chang-ho and
his wife came to America in 1902. An educator, philosopher,
freedom fighter for Korea, orator, and patriot, his legacy continues
to live on today. His legacy provides for pride and self-esteem
in children as they discover their Korean American roots. BWF
will recognize the contest winners by presenting awards and
scholarships as appropriate.
Symposium on Asian Moral Leaders
BWF organizes to hold
seminars and symposia for young Asian Americans. These sessions
are directed towards building common grounds among diverse cultures
in the community. Young Asian Americans will be given an opportunity
to explore not only the culture that they have inherited from
their parents, but also the means to weave the cultural differences
they find around them.
"Our Path to The Future", 2002
"To Know Dosan is To Know Ourselves", 2001
Korean American Heritage Award
BWF will organize an annual Korean American Heritage Award to
recognize philanthropists and activists who are dedicated to
community welfare. This award is earmarked for those who have
demonstrated their contribution to the American society as a
Scholarship Funding and Sponsorship
BWF provides funding and sponsorship for the organizations and
students in the humanities field that relate to BWF philosophy
as enumerated herein.
Urgent Aid for North Korean Refugees
BWF is participating in providing aid for North Korean refugees
and orphans. BWF will further conduct a vigorous search, and
gather opinions and research findings on the situation as well
as the most effective way to generate public interest and support.
Many orphans and young children starve to death everyday, especially
in the Tummen River area near the North Korea-China boarder.
United Nations once proclaimed the area as one of the most poverty
stricken regions. BFW will strive to promote its philanthropic
spirit regardless of national boarder or ideology.
MORE FUND AND GRANT ALSO PROVIDED TO:
- Dosan Ahn Chang-Ho Memorial Monument and Statue Project
- Wilshire Elementary School
- The 114th Pasadena Rose Parade Korean American Centennial Float Project
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