CPAF’s 41st Gala

Announcing this year’s

Champion for Change Honorees

Wendy Chang and Dwight Stuart Youth Fund

During her more than 24 years in the world of nonprofits and foundations, Wendy has become known as a respected leader in the field with expertise in grantmaking, program development, public policy, technical assistance, and training. Currently, Wendy directs grantmaking, special initiatives, and capacity building activities at the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund.

Join us at CPAF’s 41st Gala as we celebrate 41 years of service, in support of our mission to end violence through culturally-grounded crisis intervention and prevention.

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The mission of the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund (DSYF) is to support organizations in Los Angeles County that provide direct services and experiences to underserved children and youth so they may gain values, skills, and confidence to achieve their potential.

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Wendy Chang is the Director of the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund, a private family foundation that supports educational enrichment programs for children and youth of Los Angeles. Wendy’s community contributions include serving as chair of the Los Angeles Partnership for Early Childhood Investment; co-chair of the Arts Education Collective Funders Council; board member and nominating committee chair of Lambda Legal; co-chair of OUT Fund and Circle of Change (giving circles); current advisory council chair and former executive board member and chair of the Investment Committee and Audit Committee of the Liberty Hill Foundation; president and founding board treasurer of the National Charity League, Inc., Westside Chapter; member and past chair of Asian American Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, Los Angeles; project lead and advisory member of the Trustee Initiative: Effectiveness through Diversity; co-founder and president of the Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership; president of Leadership Long Beach; membership vice president and training chair of Junior League of Long Beach; president of Asian Heritage Council; chair of Financial Literacy of Women’s Leadership Circle; advisory board member of Foundation Boys; as well as honorary council member of Koreatown Youth and Community Center.

Wendy is the recipient of the Founders Award from Liberty Hill Foundation, Jim Ackerman Alumnus of the Year Award from Leadership Long Beach, Distinguished Leadership Award from California Association of Leadership Programs, Distinguished Leadership Award from Community Leadership Association; Community Pride Award from Children’s Nature Institute, Business Associate of the Year from American Women’s Business Association, Philanthropist Award from Southeast Asian Community Alliance, Philanthropy Award from Hand4Hope, Conversity Award from Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center, Visionary Award from East West Players, and Ultreya Award from LA Urban Foundation.

Wendy is an alumni member of National Urban Fellow’s America’s Leaders of Change and the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation’s James P. Shannon Leadership Institute. She is a graduate of University of California at Santa Cruz.