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When:  Sep 20, 2022 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM (CT)

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Sep 20, 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM (CT)


Who: 2022 IDEA Fellows and IDEA Fellows Alumni (both are able to bring a +1 so please share with other BIPOC fundraisers)
When: September 20 from 4:30pm-5:30pm
Where: Zoom meeting
Session Resources: Full report | Easy read

Event Description: Join Hali Lee, lead researcher and writer of Philanthropy Always Sounds Like Someone Else: A Portrait of High Net Worth Donors of Color for an informal conversation about this first-ever, large qualitative study on wealthy folks of color. For the project Hali interviewed 113 individuals of color with high net wealth in ten cities across the US. She’ll share the project’s processes, findings, themes, and recommendations.

We will have a Q&A portion for this event. If you have a question for Hali to answer for the Q&A please send them to

Hali_Lee.jpegSpeaker: Hali Lee is delighted to have been co-builder of a few pieces of philanthropic infrastructure.  She is founding partner of Radiant Strategies. She co-founded the Donors of Color Network, was on the co-design team for Philanthropy Together, and is the founder of the Asian Women Giving Circle.  She is lead author of Philanthropy Always Sounds Like Someone Else: A Portrait of High Net-Worth Donors of Color, and is writing a book, The Big We, about how we, together, are much more powerful than the sum of our individual parts.

Hali was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in Kansas City. She graduated from Princeton University, studied Buddhism at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand, and received a master’s in social work from New York University.  Hali lives in Brooklyn, NY along with her dear husband, three college-age children, two cats and a big dog. In her free time, Hali loves to travel, read, play tennis, and keep rooftop honeybees.

Hali was recently profiled in Forbes 50 Over 50: Impact.


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