President & Chairman of the Board
DAOFENG HE is an author, entrepreneur, economist, philanthropist, and policy researcher, who was born in Yunnan, a rural province in southwest China, and currently resides in Bethesda, MD.
Mr. He has been published extensively in China. The Human Calling is his first book published in the United States.
Vice President & Board Member
Angela, Daofeng’s wife, has lived in the USA for over 20 years. During Hurricane Katrina, she opened her home to humanitarian aid organizations. She has done significant volunteer work while raising her two children. She is especially keen on participating in philanthropic projects related to historical and cultural values.
“Helping and receiving help are equally important in our daily lives. “
Xuemei Feng is a working mom in the Houston area. She has worked as an environmental engineer in a manufacturing chemical plant since obtaining her Ph.D. degree in Environmental Science and Engineering in 2012. . She has been part of the Daofeng & Angela Foundation since 2017 and enjoys the voluntary work! She played an important role of the liasion during Hurricane Harvey to ensure the roof repair project got funded within three weeks after the hurricane.
Accounting Partner/HR Director
Barry Cui is a professional senior financial accountant. As a professional contractor, he provides accounting and HR advice to the Foundation and also provides capacity building support for grassroots non-profit organizations funded by the foundation.
Intercultural Philanthropic Communication Specialist
Ying has more than 12 years working experiences in the philanthropy field. She holds a master’s degree in Chinese language and literature from Fudan University, and a master’s degree in philanthropic studies from Lilly Family School at Indiana University. She used to study at Fengchia University in Taiwan as an exchange student and worked as a journalist and editor for the Chinese edition of Reader’s Digest. She has extensive practical experience in philanthropic communication, public relations, project management, volunteer organization and mobilization.
Awards & Accolades
Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize
The winner of the Second Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize is He Daofeng, executive president of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) and chair of the China Foundation Center. The winner was announced on 27 March at an awards ceremony at the WINGSForum 2014, held 27-29 March in Istanbul. The award is given to only one person worldwide each year.
Outstanding Achievement Award for International Poverty Alleviation
On August 30, 2019 at the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference, Mr. He received the “Outstanding Achievement Award for International Poverty Alleviation” presented by The Co-Chair of the 67/68 United Nations Civil society Conference and The Chair of United Nation NGODPI Executive Committee (Bruce Knotts), and Chinese Committee of the 68th UN CSC2019 Chinese NGO Foundation.
Global Outstanding Social Entrepreneur Award
Mr. He received the Global Outstanding Social Entrepreneur Award at the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Summit hosted in the Nelson Mandela Conference Room at the auspice of the Mission of the Federal Republic of Sierra Leone in New York. The purpose of the conference was to recognize the critical role and contribution of rural women in enhancing educational, cultural, and rural community development, improving food security, and eradicating rural poverty.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award
In December 2019 Mr. He received the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities Virtual Press Conference Advocacy Speaker
On May 26, 2020, Daofeng He , Lead Donor, Life Preservation Initiative were invited to join in the Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities virtual press conference convened by grassroots Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and UnitedUSA, and give a speech to share the story of volunteers of LPI, and call for volunteerism.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Advocacy Speaker
On May 28, 2020, Mr. Daofeng He, the founder and president of Daofeng and Angela Foundation, was invited to attend the Maryland Mayor’s News Conference, Mr. He shared the work Life Preservation Initiative (LPI) has done during the COVID-19 fight. LPI is sponsored by Daofeng&Angela Foundation and Mr. He is also one of the directors for LPI.