Asian American LEAD is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is fully tax-deductible. Make checks payable to Asian American LEAD and send to: 1029 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 810, Washington, DC 20005.
The Aspire to LEAD Giving Society is an opportunity for you to make a long term difference to the youth we support. There are three ways your support will result in an impact: you can be a Youth Sponsor, Sponsor of 10 Youth, or Program Sponsor.
The Young Professionals Giving Society is a community of AALEAD supporters under the age of 35 who have made a long-term financial commitment to support youth in the DC Metro area. As you are starting your career and you look for ways to support youth, the Young Professionals Giving Society can help you achieve this goal.
If you or your company/organization are interested in making an in-kind donation, please contact our Executive Director Neel Saxena at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also a member of the Combined Federal Campaign for the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) campaign and United Way Campaign for the National Capital Area (UWCNCA). If you would like to donate to us through these campaigns, here are our numbers: CFC# is 88412, UWCNCA# is 9613
If you would like to donate through stock, please contact our Development & Communications Director, Neel Saxena at email@example.com.
Jacki: I have been involved with AALEAD since 2011, when I volunteered to serve as an external evaluator to one of the programs. When that project officially wrapped up spring of 2012, I was determined to stay involved in some way because of what I observed – a dedicated staff and board, bright students, and a real feeling of community.
Tip: I met a former AALEAD staff member around 2009 during a youth community event in Maryland. After learning more about AALEAD, I saw an alignment of values in working with underserved youth.
Tip and I were at the talent show in MD in 2014 and one of the students dedicated the song, Titanium, to an AALEAD staff member we knew. Talent shows are hard, especially as a youth trying to put yourself out there and try something new. It really showed me how much the staff at AALEAD impacted these students. Further, Tip recalls a staff member sharing about personal reasons for working with AALEAD at an AALEAD 101 session with a small group of other interested individuals. She shared some of her story at the session and how her work is a way to give back. This type of “full circle” impact is what draws us both to AALEAD.
When planning our wedding, the most important aspect was to spend time with the people that mattered most to us. So, when the topic of gifts/registry and all of that came up, we felt that we didn’t need more things. Rather, we wanted those funds to go towards a cause we both cared about, and could go towards making a real impact for youth. We immediately thought of AALEAD. We saw our own families, communities, and stories reflected in the people and the organization.