Public Relations/Fund Raising Committee

Your Name: JIa Mi

Your Email:

Member Roster:

  Yi Liang (Co-Chair) (2011-2013)

  Jia Mi (Co-Chair) (2011-2013)

  FuWaye Bender (2011-2013)

  Tang Li (2010-2012)

  Laura Fu (2010-2012)

  Maria Fung m.fung@brooklynpubliclibrary.orgu (2011-2012)

  Qi Chen (2011-2013)


Is this an interim or annual report? Annual report

List significant activities the committee has done since last report:

1. Complied and created an annual CALA donor's list 2. Revised the official Thank You letter to the donors 3. Started the fundraising by reaching out vendors to place advertisements in our Membership Directory.


2001 Donors List has been compiled and will be posted on CALA web. After consulting with Min Chou, we decided to keep the list simple with two categories: Corporate Donors and Donors from CALA Members and Friends. The List is arranged in alphabetical order by name no matter of the amount. (See attached)


Before starting the process of fundraising, the Committee Chair consulted Maria Fung, previous Committee co-chair, to streamline all fundraising activities. An uniform letter with CALA logo as letter head also made for members to send to donors. (see attached) In order to enhance communications, a shared Google doc of fund report has been created. According to fundraising experts, Thank You letter is the most important communication that a donor receives. At the same time, it is also the first step toward retaining your donors. So the THANK YOU letter has been revised by Jia Mi and reviewed by Maria Fung, Songqian Lu and Min Chou. (see attached)


The Committee started the fundraising at the beginning of April. It is still underway. There was some confusion regarding the vendor’s previous payments due to the unpublished Membership Directory in 2010. Now the Committee is coordinating with Maria Fung, Min Chou, Songqian Lu and The Membership Committee to straighten out the issues. A detailed report will be attached when the fundraising is done.

The Committee truly appreciates the strong support from vendors, members and friends and other Committees.


List committee recommendations, if any, to the Board: