I attended the C-100 (Committee of 100) Annual Conference 2017 as the next generation leader last week. I know C-100 for a long time since it is often quoted both in US and China’s media for its great contribution to bridge US and China, especially during difficult times. I strongly agree with C-100’s mission. However, I feel it is somewhat detached from the first generation Chinese immigration community. The website is : https://committee100.org/mission-history/
The Committee of 100 is a membership organization of Chinese Americans dedicated to the spirit of excellence and achievement in America.
Current members include I.M. Pei, master architect; Yo-Yo Ma, renowned cellist; Steve Chen, co-founder of YouTube; Leroy Chiao, NASA Astronaut; David Ho, AIDS researcher and 1996 Time Man of the Year; and Michelle Kwan, figure skating champion. Membership to the Committee of 100 is by invitation.
The Committee of 100 is registered as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit headquartered in New York City, and has active regional chapters in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Beijing.
The Committee’s purpose is to provide leadership and act as a constructive force in the dual mission of:
- Promoting the full participation of all Chinese Americans in American society and acting as a public policy resource for the Chinese-American community
- Promoting constructive dialogue and relationships between the peoples and leaders of the United States and Greater China.
Here is the picture for the opening ceremony.