Spring 2010

BRIEFLY NOTED: Program Highlights

Afghanistan Girls’ Education Matching Grant Successfully Completed

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Women’s Empowerment Program successfully raised $80,000 to secure two matching grants made by the National Geographic Society and the Sheridan-Urbanski Family. The combined funds of $160,000 will provide thousands of Afghan girls access to a better education and the opportunity to study in improved educational facilities that have better equipped classrooms and more educational materials. The project will be underway shortly – please visit our website, www.asiafoundation.org, for updates on this and other exciting Women’s Empowerment programs.

David R. Andrews and Franklin Tugwell Join Asia Foundation Board of Trustees

The Asia Foundation welcomes Mr. David R. Andrews and Franklin Tugwell to our Board of Trustees. David R. Andrews is a returning member, previously serving from 2001-2009. His esteemed legal career and public service contributions span decades. Currently he is the co-chairman and co-founder of MetaJure, Inc. Franklin Tugwell has served as the President and CEO of  Winrock International since 1999. Dr. Tugwell received a PhD in political science from Columbia University. Additionally, he serves on the Advisory Board and International Committee of the American Council on Renewable Energy.