The Official 100,000 Strong Foundation Video

July 24, 2013
Dear Friends, As we continue our efforts to expand and diversify the number of Americans studying Mandarin and studying abroad in China, I am very pleased to offer you a sneak peak at our new 100,000 Strong Foundation promotional video, which we are unveiling today online. The video tells the...

100K Strong Adds Four More Leaders to the 100,000 Strong Foundation Advisory Council

July 9, 2013
Dear Friends, It is my pleasure today to announce the addition of four new distinguished members to the 100,000 Strong Foundation’s Advisory Council. The new members include Kris Balderston and Reta Jo Lewis, both of whom recently left the State Department where they served as senior...

Steve Schwarzman Joins the 100,000 Strong Advisory Council

June 19, 2013
Dear Friends, This week I am pleased to announce that Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of Blackstone, a leading global asset management firm, has joined the 100K Strong Foundation's Advisory Council. Steve is a renowned business leader, philanthropist and entrepreneur, and I...

Support for 100,000 Strong Continues to Grow

May 23, 2013
Dear Friends, It’s been a busy and exciting week for the 100,000 Strong Foundation! Support for the 100,000 Strong Foundation continues to grow and this week we were honored to count House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Wash.)...

Creating Opportunities for Community College Students

April 19, 2013
Dear Friends, Did you know that approximately 43 percent of American undergraduates are enrolled in community colleges, but community college students represent less than 3 percent of those who study abroad? In January 2011 at Howard University, First Lady Michelle Obama gave a speech about...

Greetings from China

April 11, 2013
Dear Friends, Greetings from China! I am here in Beijing with 100,000 Strong founding supporter Florence Fang, 100,000 Strong board member and Deloitte Executive Chris Cooper, and California Governor Jerry Brown, who took a break from his trade and investment mission to China this week to...

Taking 100K Strong to Boston and New Orleans!

March 15, 2013
            Dear Friends, As part of the 100,000 Strong Foundation's ongoing effort to build new city partnerships across the country, I wanted to give you an update on my recent trips to Boston and New Orleans. These are two very different... and 100K Strong Announce Major Grant

February 8, 2013
Dear Friends, I am writing to you today from Los Angeles, where we just announced a major grant from the 100,000 Strong Foundation to the heights center, founded by the one and only! Our $100,000 gift was announced with and LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa – both...

She said it best! Hillary Clinton Launches 100K Strong

February 6, 2013
Dear Friends, We are so excited about the recent launch of the 100,000 Strong Foundation by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. What an amazing event it was! Thank you so much for all of your messages of support. Working together, we will make the 100,000 Strong Foundation a...

Secretary Clinton Launches 100K Strong!

January 24, 2013
Dear Friends, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in one of her final acts at the State Department, today announced the launch of the 100,000 Strong Foundation, a new nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the US-China relationship through study abroad. The 100,000 Strong Foundation is an...

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