The 2016-2017 Richard Rockefeller Fellows bring experience at the nexus of education and philanthropy, and have a passion for ensuring that each successive generation understands the value of giving.
Jasmine Lau is the cofounder and executive director of Philanthropy in Motion (PIM), a social enterprise that provides the funds, training, and networks to enable the next generation to give with the most impact. Founded in 2013, PIM runs experiential education programs for young people to evaluate China-based social organizations and manage a venture philanthropy fund. Through education and technology, Ms. Lau aims to amplify the role and voice of young people as well as to channel philanthropic resources in a more strategic manner. Hailing from Hong Kong, she graduated from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and Peking University with a master’s degree in international affairs.
Tong Ning is director of China Philanthropy Research Institute’s Center for Teaching Management and is responsible for the Center’s philanthropic education and training programs. In this role, she oversees curriculum development, class management, and course evaluation for programs ranging from nonprofit management to social entrepreneurship. She is also committed to research on the philanthropic sector, and in the last two years, has published reports on the current state of philanthropic education in China as well as the relationship between higher education institutions and philanthropy in the United States. Ms. Tong received her Master’s degree in education and international development from the University College London’s Institute of Education. In 2015, she was selected for the U.S. Department of State’s Professional Fellows Program and was placed at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
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