Michael works in partnership with the Executive Director to take the Asian Pacific Fund to the next level of impact and visibility. He leads the development of the Fund’s strategy to increase and mobilize resources to support the Bay Area’s most vulnerable Asian and Pacific Islanders. This includes creating and executing a development strategy to increase support from donors, corporate partners and foundations and leveraging the Fund’s communications as touch points with donors. In addition, he works closely with the Executive Director to continue to ensure the Fund is maximizing its value as a community resource to its affiliates.
Michael has two decades’ worth of experience in the nonprofit sector putting together and leading high-performance teams that have accomplished significant community change. Prior to the Asian Pacific Fund, he was the National Director for #YesWeCode, a national initiative focused on tech diversity and inclusion. Before that, he was first the Development Director and later, the Executive Director for the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco.
Michael holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations with an emphasis on cross-cultural conflict transformation. He is a first-generation Filipino-American born and raised in the Los Angeles, California area and now resides in Oakland with his partner.