International Leadership Foundation 18th Annual Conference and Gala
This week the International Leadership Foundation (ILF), along with the Coalition of Asian American Business Organizations (CAABO),hosted
The Conference was preceded by an inaugural Emerging Leaders Policy Forum, hosted by the 2017 ILF Civic Fellows from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Fellows presented on public policy topics and recommendations spanning technology and innovation, health and the environment, and business content related to Asian American advocacy. For example, Fellows presented recommendations on issues ranging from patent reform and minority economic opportunities, to heat waves and Native American literacy. The Forum was open to the public and exposed emerging young professionals to the world of public policy.
This year’s cohort was comprised of 31 astute and ethnically diverse students from over 20 distinguished colleges and universities across the nation. The Fellows interned across 25 offices within nine federal agencies and four offices at the U.S. Congress. Each Fellow servedan 8-week tour of duty and participated in educational seminars to develop a deeper understanding of public service and policy.
The day concluded with the 18th Annual Awards & Scholarship Gala, held at 6:00 p.m. at the same venue with distinguished guests andhonorees. ILF annually cele
and Mayor Allan Fung of Cranston, Rhode Island. Other notable guests included Maryland Delegate Clarence Lam, State Senator Tony Hwang, and Maryland State Senator Susan Lee.
About ILF | The International Leadership Foundation (ILF) is a non-profit organization that promotes the civic engagement, leadership empowerment, and economic prosperity of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community to enhance the representation of diversity in our country. The mission of ILF is to cultivate civic-minded future APA and Asian leaders in public service, in particular.This is accomplished through civic leadership training support from the ILF’s network of 15 national and global advisory boards. Board members serve as examples of leadership, with tenured professionals who span business, civic, and community-focused industries. Since 2000, ILF has provided scholarships and educational programs with over 7,000 APA and Asian students to make them emerging leaders.