Dunwoody, June 19, 2021 – The National Association of Chinese Americans (NACA) hold its annual meeting to elect officers and board of directors.
The organization elected Maggies Mers as the incoming President of NACA. Lani Wong will continue to serve as Chair of the organization.
List of 2021 NACA's Executive Board:
Lani Wong, Chairperson
Maggies Mers, President
Eric Wang, Senior Vice President
Carol Ng, Treasurer
Bingzi Hu, Secretary
Gaining Fang, Legal Counsel
Christina Liao, Immediate Past President
General Board members:
NACA is a 501 (c) non-profit organization dedicated to promote friendship and cultural understanding between US and China. It's mission is to to bridge cultures, build leaders, and to benefit communities.
Since the beginning of COV-19 pandemic in 2020 until 2021, NACA and its members have been active behind the scene assisting in relief efforts to support local communities. NACA have make positive impact by:
– Supporting hospitals and frontline workers. Donate $5,000 to Mercy Care Atlanta. Deliver 75,000 surgical and N95 masks to various organizations, such as Emory Hospital, Grady Hospital, Saint Joseph Hospital, and Chamblee Police Department, to name a few;
– Donated $20,000 in total to Georgia State Students Emergency Assistance Fund;
– Donated $5,000 to the Atlanta Food Bank to help provide up to 20,000 meals, purchase additional food, and add special mobile pantries.
– Donate $2,500 to Dresden Elementary School to help feed the food- insecure families of the school;
– Donated $2,500 to Los Vecinos de Buford Highway to help families through Rental Assistance Program and food distribution;
– Donated $2,500 to Elaine Clark Center, a school that serves special needs kids from all over the metro area;
– Provided 5 needs-based scholarship totaling $18,500 to Georgia Tech.
NACA has also conducted in a non-partisan manner for the “get-out-the-vote” drive in Presidential and Senatorial elections, increasing civic participation in the Chinese American community. It also co-hosted with Georgia Perimeter College a virtual mentoring program on Future Career Preparation, geared towards college students.
NACA also played a role in initiating a resolution to recognize February 3, 2020, as China Day at Georgia State Capitol. NACA proudly contributes $10,000 to fund the Carter Center Project of Seeking Common Ground between the United States and China: The Role of Civil Societies and NGOs.