Volunteerism Leading to the Lowest Overhead
To help make ends meet and to make SELF (Self Empowerment Long-term Fund) reach $1 million/yr for 5 yrs by the Oct 25, 2015 deadline, 80-20 doesn't employ a single employee anymore. That saves us about $5,500 per month. In the past 3.5 months, we've saved about $20,000!
Who made that possible? Sarah Chang is the heroine. She stepped in as a volunteer to handle all the detailed administrative chores when an earlier staff left. Sarah also wrote the recent e-newsletter: "Why a 30 year old finance professional supports 80-20."
Of course, all the other volunteers on 80-20's Boards ALSO pitched in to do more work as well. MUCH MORE THAN THAT! Most of 80-20's Board members are also the biggest donors. So they give both time and money. Click here to check our donor list. See how they have dedicated themselves for the benefit of the WHOLE!Effectiveness
You know what 80-20 has done. We'll not go over it here.
Adding a NEW Dimension -- a CULTURAL aspect
Most Asian Ams are too self-centered. We don't give a damn about the group's interest. We are smart but not smart enough to realize that if AsAms as a group is discriminated e.g. glass ceiling and higher barriers in college admissions, then as individuals we ALL are DISCRIMINATED, directly& amp; indirectly.
So 80-20 aims to become a shining counter example. We want to add the best American values - volunteerism and civic duty - to our AsAm culture.
DO YOUR SHARE
In a community of 20 million of very high per capita average income, only 1500 noble individuals have donated to SELF. Isn't that a shame!
DO YOUR SHARE to empower ourselves. The SELF project is only $8000/yr for 5 yrs short before reaching the half-a-million per yr for 5 yrs. It takes only 8 such individuals donating $1k/yr for 5 yrs. Pls. BE THE ONES who will help us reach that goal.
DONATE HERE to SELF, Self Empowerment Long-term Fund.
S.B. Woo, a volunteer for the past 16 years
President, 80-20 Asian Am. National Educational Foundation, Inc.
80-20's Top 10 Accomplishment, published 3 years ago.