Chinese Heritage Foundation Friends (CHF Friends), a Minnesota nonprofit corporation, was created for the purposes of planning and carrying out activities/events according to the mission of the Chinese Heritage Foundation (CHF). CHF Friends raises the funds necessary to carry out these activities. It also manages incidental non-charitable expenses of the Foundation such as mailings, printing of brochures and stationery, etc.
CHF Friends consists of a volunteer board of directors. Committees are created as needs arise. Currently there are two Committees: Calligraphy and Passage Committees.
The Calligraphy Committee accepts invitations to visit schools, corporations, and multicultural festivals. Its activities include name translations; lectures on topics such as popular Chinese festivals and evolution of Chinese characters; and, on occasion, fortune telling.
The Passage Committee is responsible for putting on our signature event, A Passage to China.
CHF Friends Board of Directors
Ken Lau, treasurer
Pearl Bergad, executive director
Ming Li Tchou, ex officio