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Peggy Saika, she/her

Sep 28, 2021 | 1min

Ms. Saika was the President/Executive Director of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) from 2002 to 2015. Prior to that she was the founding executive director of the Asian Pacific Environmental Network and from 1983 to 1991 the executive director of the Asian Law Caucus.  She is a co-founder of the Asian Women’s Shelter, Asians/Pacific Islanders for Choice, the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum. She has served on the board of numerous organizations including Equal Rights Advocates, Progressive Assets Management, and the Alston/Bannerman National Fellowship Program.

Ms. Saika is a past chairperson of the Board of Directors of The California Wellness Foundation and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the New World Foundation.  She has also served on the Board of Trustees of The San Francisco Foundation, Ms. Foundation for Women, United Way of the Bay Area, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, National Network of Grantmakers, and the Council on Foundations. At the present time, she is a Board member of the Patrick & Lily Okura  Foundation and Green 2.0.