The Zigen Fund promotes human-centered sustainable development, is a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization in the U.S. in 1988. A sister organization, China Zigen Association for Rural Education and Development, is among the first fully registered nonprofit organization in China in 1995. The two organizations cooperate to support grassroots efforts of the impoverished people for life improvement and sustainable local development. Other Zigen sister organizations, in Taiwan (1990), Hong Kong (1992, re-registered 2009) are also locally registered as non-profit organizations. The network of Zigen organizations conduct fundraising and outreach activities locally, and collaborate on program support in China.

2020 Board of Directors
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Pat Yang

(Chairperson), Rural Education and Development Activist, New York, NY

CY Kao

(President), Retired, CEO, CSK Optronics Inc., Los Angeles, CA


Andy Pao

(Secretary), Retired as Regional Director, Grumman International Inc. , for sales and marketing in China.

Shih-Chang Lu 

(Treasurer), Chief Financial Officer, New York Hall of Science, NY

Alex Kang

Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Retired General Manager, Kemtech Company


Bik-Lam Lee

Retired Hospital Administrator, Seattle, WA

George Yu

Technical Advisor, System Engineering, IRS, D.C.


Harry Lee

IT Senior Professional and Business Manager, Redwood City, CA

Kwong-Bor Ng 

Professor, Queens College, City University of New York

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Lily Waiyee Lee 

President, ALMATA, Division of Avegen Ltd. 

Min Chang 

Retired from ExxonMobil Corporation, Consultant in Oil Industry

May Lee

Accounting Manager, Grandstream Networks Inc., Boston, MA

Paul Lee 

Professor Emeritus, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

Vickie Liu Chen

Retired Bank CFO, Houston, TX


These interviewees are all long-time supporters of Zigen. They share common beliefs and common goals.