Who we are

The Zigen Fund promotes human-centered sustainable development, is a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization in the U.S. in 1988. A sister organization, China Zigen Association for Rural Education and Development, is among the first fully registered nonprofit organization in China in 1995. The two organizations cooperate to support grassroots efforts of the impoverished people for life improvement and sustainable local development. Other Zigen sister organizations, in Taiwan (1990), Hong Kong (1992, re-registered 2009) are also locally registered as non-profit organizations. The network of Zigen organizations conduct fundraising and outreach activities locally, and collaborate on program support in China.

Board of Directors

Lapyan Chan (Secretary) Project Manager, Shaw E&I, NJ

Vickie Liu Chen Retired Bank CFO, Houston, TX

Lily Waiyee Lee Professor, University of Pennsylvania

May Lee Accouting Manager, Grandstream Networks Inc. Boston, MA

Bik-Lam Lee Retired Hospital Administrator, Seattle, WA

Paul Lee Professor, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

Terry Li Retired Engineer, NJ

Shih-Chang Lu (Treasurer) Director of Financial Analysis & Budget, NRDC, New York, NY

Kwong-Bor Ng (President) Professor, Queens College, City University of New York.

Andy Pao International Business Consultant, Qualtech International LLC,
Stamford, CT

Joseph Tsao President, LT International Business, Newton, MA

Pat Yang (Chairperson) Rural Education and Development Activist, New York, NY

George Yu Technical Advisor, System Engineering, IRS, D.C.