Support the Center for Hmong Studies

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The Center for Hmong Studies has three important fund raising goals. They are (1) gifts for start up needs for a period of two years, (2) program support, and (3) endowment for sustaining support.

Start Up Needs Approximately $515,298 is needed to meet the two-year start up needs for the Center for Hmong Studies. A gift of $180,000 has been received in the form of a challenge grant. In order to receive this grant, $130,000 must be raised from the Hmong community, and $50,000 must be raise outside of the Hmong community.

To date, over $395,000 has been raised from the foundation community and $74,305 in individual contribution.  We only need an additional $45,993 to reach our two start-up goal.

Program Support Approximately $ 150,000 is needed for program support. Some of these program cost included but not limited to the Scholar in Residence program, the semi-annual International Conference on Hmong Studies and the Minor in Hmong Studies.

To date, we have raised $250,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation and $15,000 from individual donors for program support.  

Endowment An endowment of $5 million by 2008 is necessary to provide sustaining support to the Center for Hmong Studies. To date, a leadership gift of $1 million has been received. We still need an additional $4 million in endowment support in order for us to achieve our goal.

How to help In order to reach these ambitious goals, financial support for the Center for Hmong Studies will come from the generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations. If you would like additional information how you can financially support the Center for Hmong Studies, please contact Lee Pao Xiong, Director of the Center for Hmong Studies at, or by calling (651) 641-8870. Your contribution is tax deductible and will be acknowledged in our Annual Reports.  We thank you in advance for your consideration and generous support!