Diana Roggemann came on board as our director of development in December 2008, where she coordinates the National Committee’s relationship-building and fundraising activities. This includes orchestrating the annual Gala Dinner, directing the corporate membership program, and helping to organize senior State visits from China. Diana is the entry point for corporations, individuals or foundations that are aligned with our mission to become involved and to support our activities.
Prior to joining the National Committee, Diana served in several positions in the development departments at the Asia Society and Museum as well as China Institute in America. In between those affiliations, she created a business to advise U.S. clients on Chinese cultural norms, including medical schools and marketing firms, designing unique tailored materials and leading sessions in English and Mandarin.
A native New Yorker, Diana received her B.S. in Mandarin and Asian Studies from Georgetown University and her Masters in Foreign Affairs from National Chengchi University in Taipei, supported by a full fellowship, one of two awarded to foreign students. She has studied Mandarin Chinese since 1994 and received a certificate of fluency from the Beijing Linguistic College. Her true passion is travel in and around China especially non-urban areas and hiking the countryside.
Besides living and working in China and Taiwan, Diana has traveled through thirteen countries in Asia and climbed some of the region’s most outstanding mountains, including Taiwan’s Yu Shan, almost all of the four Sacred Mountains of Buddhism in China, and the tallest peak in Southeast Asia, Gunung Kinabalu. Outside of her work with the National Committee, she is a classically-trained violinist and chairs a major hunger relief program in New York’s lower east side. She speaks Mandarin, Norwegian, French and Spanish.
For information about any of the National Committee’s development activities, contact Diana at (212) 645-9677 x39 or firstname.lastname@example.org.