The Seattle JACL was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Robert Chinn Foundation on Oct. 10 to stage a two-day workshop for young leaders in 2017.
The grant was a part of a three pronged initiative to raise money for youth activities through a raise-the-paddle effort at annual Chapter Banquet, a direct mail appeal to other past Seattle Chapter presidents, and grant writing. The raise-the paddle brought in $8,000, the direct mail appeal (with an anonymous match) brought in $5,000, and the Chinn grant brought in $5,000 — a total thus far this year of $18,000.
Robert Chinn was the founder of United Savings and Loan, the first Asian-owned bank in the United States. ■