Yong Lu joined the National Committee in 2019 as senior director of development. She leads the fundraising effort and builds strategic partnerships for the organization to ensure all programs are fully funded and yield valuable, long-term outcomes. Prior to that, she was the founder and CEO of Evergreen Asia Advisors, a consultancy specialized in nonprofit management.

Ms. Lu has served in leadership positions at a number of international organizations including the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Committee of 100. She was executive director at CCS, a major strategic fundraising firm. She was a founding consultant for launching the Schwarzman Scholars Program at Tsinghua University, and served as on-site counsel to the $1 billion campaign for Girl Scouts of the USA.

Ms. Lu is the author of two books on America’s nonprofit sector and its applications to China, The Third Force (2011) and Fundraising for a Cause (2014). Both books have played a pioneering role in introducing the concept and practice of modern philanthropy to China.

Ms. Lu is a frequent speaker and writer about philanthropy. Her works and opinions are widely referred to in international media.

When she was a senior student at Fudan University’s Journalism School, Ms. Lu was selected to participate in the Time Warner Internship Program organized by the National Committee, and conducted an internship at CNN headquarters in Atlanta. She received a full scholarship from Yale University and graduated with an M.A. in International Relations.

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