Wendy Chang is the Director of the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund, a private family foundation that supports educational enrichment programs for children and youth of Los Angeles. The Fund is also deeply committed to supporting capacity building efforts and has developed several initiatives and partnerships for this work. Wendy’s community contributions include serving as board member of Play Equity Fund; board member Center Theatre Group; board member and nominating committee chair of Lambda Legal; co-chair of the Arts Education Collective Funders Council; chair of the Los Angeles Partnership for Early Childhood Investment; co-chair of OUT Fund and Circle of Change (giving circles); current champions chair and former executive board member and chair of the Investment Committee and Audit Committee of the Liberty Hill Foundation; current member and past chair of Asian American Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy; project lead and advisory member of the Trustee Initiative: Effectiveness through Diversity; advisory board chair of East West Players; advisory board member of Global Eye Entrepreneurs; advisory board member of Foundation Boys; honorary council member of Koreatown Youth and Community Center; co-founder and past president of the Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership; past president of Leadership Long Beach; past president and founding board treasurer of the National Charity League, Inc., Westside Chapter; past membership vice president and training chair of Junior League of Long Beach; past president of Asian Heritage Council; as well as past chair of Financial Literacy of Women’s Leadership Circle.
Wendy is the recipient of the Founders Award from Liberty Hill Foundation, Jim Ackerman Alumnus of the Year Award from Leadership Long Beach, Distinguished Leadership Award from California Association of Leadership Programs, Distinguished Leadership Award from Community Leadership Association; Community Pride Award from Children’s Nature Institute, Business Associate of the Year from American Women’s Business Association, Philanthropist Award from Southeast Asian Community Alliance, Philanthropy Award from Hand4Hope, Conversity Award from Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center, Visionary Award from East West Players, Ultreya Award from LA Urban Foundation and Champion of Change from Center for the Pacific Asian Family.
Wendy is an alumni member of Leadership Long Beach, National Urban Fellow’s America’s Leaders of Change and the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation’s James P. Shannon Leadership Institute. She is a graduate of University of California at Santa Cruz.