Finance and Fundraising Committee

Committee Charge

  • To create an annual operating budget based on the needs of the organization with the assistance of the President and Executive Director.
  • To present the annual operating budget to the Executive Board at a meeting for approval.
  • To advise the Executive Board in building APALA’s financial resources.
  • To review biannual financial statements prepared by the Treasurer and monitor income and expenditures on an ongoing basis.
  • To engage in fundraising activities in order to support the services and programs of APALA.
  • To solicit donations from funding sources, and solicit the membership for ideas and support for fundraising activities.


  • Explore grant opportunities.
  • Seek steady vendor commitment for regular events, such as Literature Awards dinner; scholarship sponsor, etc.
  • Invest some of the steady funds (big account, lifetime and Sheila Lai) into higher-yielding accounts.
  • Update Handbook.


Tinamarie Vella

Heawon Paick

Ex-officio EB

Dora Ho


Shoko Tokoro

Linda Absher

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