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100K Announces Partnership with Crazy Fresh Chinese

March 13, 2014
Dear Friends, The 100,000 Strong Foundation is excited to announce its partnership with Crazy Fresh Chinese, a new platform that helps young Americans learn daily Mandarin slang. Jessica Beinecke, host and owner of this new cross-cultural online platform, posts daily 30-second videos and...

100K Strong’s Winter Dinner Honoring Ambassador Locke

March 6, 2014
Dear Friends, We were honored to pay tribute to Ambassador Gary Locke and his wife Mona Lee Locke at the 100,000 Strong Foundation’s Winter Dinner here in Washington on March 5. Ambassador and Mrs. Locke have had impressive careers in public service, most recently in China, and we have been...

Stephen A. Schwarzman & Carola McGiffert pen Op-Ed for China Business Review

February 6, 2014
Dear Friends, I wanted to share an important op-ed I wrote with Steve Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and co-Founder of Blackstone Group, on the strategic importance of the US-China relationship and the special role student exchange and organizations like the 100,000 Strong Foundation and Schwarzman...

100K Strong Adds to Advisory Council

January 15, 2014
Dear Friends, Happy New Year from the 100,000 Strong Foundation! We are beginning 2014 with a running start, adding two dynamic and distinguished individuals to our Advisory Council: Mona Lee Locke and Jamal Mashburn. Mona Lee Locke is a former television journalist and interim Executive...

Announcing some exciting additions to the 100K Strong Board of Directors

December 18, 2013
Dear Friends, As we look ahead to the new year, we are delighted to announce some exciting changes to the 100,000 Strong Foundation’s Board of Directors. First of all, we are happy to welcome our new chairman, George Lee. George is the chairman and CEO of MetroBank and is returning to the...

Sharing the 100K Strong Story through Video

December 5, 2013
Dear Friends, As we approach the first anniversary of the launch of the 100,000 Strong Foundation, we have been working on developing additional tools to help our supporters spread the word about the Foundation and its mission. One such tool we have embraced is video, which we will be using more...

Vice Premier Liu Yandong Headlines the inaugural 100K Strong Annual Conference

November 26, 2013
Dear Friends, Last week was a momentous one for the 100,000 Strong Foundation. On Thursday, Nov. 21, we convened the inaugural 100,000 Strong Foundation annual conference at American University’s School of International Service, and I am proud to say it was a great success. The highlight...

100K Strong is partnering with WorldStrides!

October 23, 2013
Dear Friends, It’s been an exciting few weeks for the 100,000 Strong Foundation with many developments to report. On Oct. 18 we announced a new strategic partnership with WorldStrides, the largest and most respected educational travel organization in the United States, which helps 300,000...

Announcing our 2013 Signature Partners

September 17, 2013
Dear Friends, We are very proud to start September off with an exciting announcement: the 100,000 Strong Foundation has selected an inaugural group of eight signature partners that will help us advance our important mission of enhancing the US-China strategic relationship through study...

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...

will.i.am 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 i.am.boyle heights center, founded by the one and only will.i.am! Our $100,000 gift was announced with will.i.am 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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