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100K Strong Expands China Presence with AmCham China and WorldStrides

June 9, 2015
Dear Friends, What an amazing trip to China I just had! Within just 10 days, the 100,000 Strong Foundation was honored as the designated charity of AmCham China at its annual American Ball in Beijing and hailed by former NBA All-Star and respected philanthropist Yao Ming at...

Prominent New Directors Join 100K Strong Board

May 5, 2015
Dear Friends, The 100,000 Strong Foundation has always attracted top talent. I am thrilled to announce that we are growing our leadership with additions to our Board of Directors and to our team of Senior Advisors. The Foundation proudly welcomes Edward Lee, Ed Rogers, and Maggie Sans to...

100K Strong Celebrates Melodee Hanes

April 2, 2015
Dear Friends, Last week, the 100,000 Strong Foundation hosted a luncheon in honor of Melodee Hanes, a former US Department of Justice official and spouse of US Ambassador to China Max Baucus. With the support of co-hosts Liz Haenle (Sage WorldWide), Deborah Lehr (The Paulson Institute), and Erin...

LinkedIn and Perfect World Support 100K Strong!

March 15, 2015
Dear Friends, We are delighted to welcome two new supporters to the 100K Strong team! LinkedIn, the world’s largest online professional network, and Perfect World, a NASDAQ-listed online game company headquartered in Beijing, have both joined the 100K Strong movement to ensure that our next...

100K Strong Rings in the New Year in Iowa

February 20, 2015
Dear Friends, Happy Year of the Ram! Our very own Travis Tanner rang in the New Year in Muscatine, Iowa, the US “home” of Chinese President Xi Jinping. In April 1985, Xi —then a mid-level official— spent two weeks in Iowa as part of a Chinese delegation studying agricultural techniques....

Ambassador Baucus Celebrates 100K Strong-AmCham China Partnership

February 6, 2015
Dear Friends, It's been a terrific week for the 100,000 Strong Foundation. On Wedneday night, US Ambassador Max Baucus hosted a reception at his residence in Beijing to celebrate the 100,000 Strong Foundation's new partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce in China. “This...

Dr. Kurt M. Campbell Joins 100K Strong as Vice Chairman

January 28, 2015
Dear Friends, I am thrilled to announce that Dr. Kurt M. Campbell, a dear friend and respected colleague, has joined the 100,000 Strong Foundation's Board of Directors as Vice Chairman. Dr. Campbell is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Asia Group LLC, a strategic advisory...

100K Strong and Partners Recognized in FP’s Pacific Power Index

January 23, 2015
Dear Friends, It’s a proud day for the 100,000 Strong Foundation! Foreign Policy (FP) Magazine highlighted the Foundation’s landmark achievement of reaching 100,000 students studying abroad in China over the past four years in its inaugural Pacific Power Index (PPI)—a list that...

CCTV Honors 100K Strong Board Member Florence Fang & Other 2014 Highlights

January 6, 2015
Dear Friends, Happy New Year! As we kick off 2015, we also want to reflect on 2014, which was an exciting year for the Foundation. We have accomplished a great deal in such a short time, and the impact is showing. Specifically, we are so thrilled to share with you that Florence Fang, a...

100K Strong Student Reunion Unites 150+ Student Ambassadors

November 20, 2014
Dear Friends, We are still excited about President Obama’s recognition of the 100,000 Strong mission last week when he was in Beijing! Specifically, he said: “I’m proud that this summer the ‘100,000 Strong’ program reached our goal of more than 100,000 Americans studying in China in...

Taking 100K Strong on the Road – Louisiana Becomes First 100K Strong State

October 27, 2014
Dear Friends, Because of the political support that the 100,000 Strong Foundation enjoys from the US and Chinese governments, it is only logical that our primary hubs for doing business are in Washington and Beijing. The 100K Strong movement, however, is national in scope. For the 100K Strong...

Growing 100K Strong – How You Can Help

October 8, 2014
Dear Friends, I am writing you today to ask for your support for the 100,000 Strong mission. We have gone from 0 to 100 mph in less than two years, and we are proud of our many accomplishments. We are poised to take our work to the next level, but we need your help. I am writing you today to...

New 100K Strong Report and Partners Announced

October 1, 2014
Dear Friends, The 100,000 Strong Foundation made two important announcements this week: the release of our Annual Report and the selection of our 2014-2015 Signature Partners! On September 30th, in partnership with the Asia Society, we released "Strengthening US-China Relations, One Student...

US Reaches Major Milestone: 100,000 American Students

July 14, 2014
Dear Friends, I had the honor of speaking at the 5th Annual US-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) in Beijing last week.  The CPE, led by Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice Premier Liu Yandong, is the preeminent bilateral vehicle through which the two countries explore...

Proudly Recognizing 100K Strong’s Student Ambassador Program

June 25, 2014
Dear Friends, As the school year concludes and summer travels commence, I want to recognize and thank the first cohort of 100,000 Strong Foundation Student Ambassadors. This is an amazing group of young Americans from diverse backgrounds whose China experience will pay dividends in their...

US-China Student Summit Builds Tomorrow’s Relationships Today

June 5, 2014
Dear Friends, The 100,000 Strong Foundation was thrilled to be part of the first-ever WorldStrides US-China Student Summit in Beijing last weekend, an event that brought together nearly 400 American and Chinese students to learn about each other’s language and culture and form lasting...

Wednesday’s Wonderful Spring Reception

May 23, 2014
Dear Friends, On Wednesday, the 100,000 Strong Foundation hosted its Spring Reception at the UPS Townhouse here in Washington, DC. We were honored to have so many supporters attend, including Sens. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA). Sens. Hirono and Kirk...

Attend Asia Society Global Education Event

May 5, 2014
Dear Friends, Thought you might be interested in attending this upcoming event hosted by Asia Society Northern California called Global Education for Global World. We’re expecting a great discussion about why arming students with knowledge of Chinese language and culture can pay dividends for...

ICYMI: McGiffert Op-ed in Today’s Roll Call

April 2, 2014
Dear Friends, I hope you’ll take a moment to read an op-ed I authored today in Roll Call on the importance of First Lady Michelle Obama’s recent visit to China. Throughout her trip, Mrs. Obama encouraged Americans of all backgrounds to seize the opportunity to study Mandarin and study in...

Michelle Obama Champions 100K Strong Mission in Beijing

March 26, 2014
Dear Friends, I had the privilege to travel to Beijing last week in conjunction with First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit. There were so many wonderful moments during my 48 hours on the ground – not least of which, of course, was Mrs. Obama’s speech at Peking University’s Stanford...

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