We cultivate leadership by recognizing current and future API leaders who have achieved success and are role models for giving back and making a difference in higher education and in philanthropy through these awards programs:


Di-Hwa and Phyllis Tien

“The commitment of the Asian Pacific Fund to establish a permanent endowment honoring the legacy of our father through the Chang-Lin Tien Leadership in Education Awards is tremendously appreciated. We are so proud to see the number of Asian American leaders who have ascended to the top rung of higher education after receiving this award.”
– Di-Hwa Tien and Phyllis C. Tien