PowerPAC Foundation, in administering the distribution of its own funds and in support of research and civic engagement projects related to our purpose, shall not approve in proposed budgets nor pay any invoice which indicates overhead or indirect costs.
Andrew Wong has a long history of community activism including teaching ESL classes in San Francisco Chinatown, running get out the vote activities throughout California, policy advocacy in civil rights and education, serving as a campaign consultant to LGBT and of color candidates, running state strategies for raising the participation of voters of color, leading an 18 state Presidential election initiative to increase voter of color turnout, and training a new generation of community/political activists. In the last few years he has worked with the California Civic Participation Funders group along with 10 other foundations to improve voter of color civic engagement and electoral participation in his home state. For the last 12 years Andrew has led PowerPAC Foundation in directing funds to community groups all across the country working on support for community of color engagement. This has included contributions to California Calls, Alliance San Diego, New Georgia Project, the Southern Education Foundation, and many more. PowerPAC Foundation, under his leadership, has received funding from the Ford Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, and the Rosenberg Foundation among others. Mr. Wong also serves on the boards of Community Change Action (c4) and PowerPac.org (c4). Mr. Wong also helps manage a software company specializing in supporting non-profit and government service initiatives.
Edil is the daughter of Filipino immigrants who shared with her their passion for helping others. The experiences of her family shaped her political interests and understanding of social justice. Since college, she has made it her journey to become a better organizer and to empower others.
Over the years, Edil’s work has focused on engaging and strengthening underrepresented communities to secure a seat at the decision table. As an advocate, Edil has worked as the Political Director of PowerPAC+; Deputy Political Director of PowerPAC.org; New Media Organizer for the One Nation Working Together campaign; and Field Organizer for the California Democratic Party.
Edil is an alumna of American University’s School of Public Affairs, and graduate of their Campaign Management Institute, Women & Politics Institute, and WeLEAD program. In her spare time, Edil likes to travel, bake copious amounts of cookies, and blog.
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