There’s no frills when it comes to (H)API Hour. They’re taking the sensible road to fundraising: find an organization to sponsor a gathering and venue, collect donations at the door, then relax and enjoy the company of other like-minded individuals. This low-key approach has been an enormous success for (H)API Hour and the many Asian Pacific American non-profits that have been involved with the group. Founded in July of 2000, (H)API Hour is run by volunteers like Keith Kamisugi and helps to promote the presence of and raise money for APA non-profits in the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas. The casual and friendly environments in which 20- and 30-somethings can network go a long way towards supporting many organizations, and it’s one of the reasons why (H)API Hour is this week’s Non-Profit Spotlight.
The (H)API Hour brings together Asian Pacific Americans and supporters of the APA community through happy hours that raise awareness of – and funds for – nonprofit organizations serving APAs in the San Francisco Bay Area or Southern California. Our events are casual and low-cost, providing an atmosphere that fosters philanthropy and networking. (H)API is not an organization per se, but a series of events run by volunteers.