Press Release: February 23, 2022

APAICS Announces State Farm Grant In Support of Developing AA & NH/PI Leaders


WASHINGTON—Today, the Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies (APAICS) announced State Farm’s grant of $70,000 to support three of APAICS’ signature programs and events: the National Leadership Academy, the Annual Awards Gala and the Legislative Leadership Summit.


“We extend our sincere gratitude to State Farm for continuing their generous support of APAICS,” said Madalene Xuan-Trang Mielke, APAICS president and CEO. “We’ve had a longstanding relationship with State Farm, and are thrilled that they have continued to be a staunch ally to help us fulfill our mission.”


In 2013, State Farm was the recipient of the APAICS’ Corporate Achievement Award. State Farm has also served on APAICS’ board of directors since 2013.


“We are pleased to support the impactful programs and initiatives executed by APAICS,” said Glenda Beach, VP – Agency/Sales at State Farm and a Board Member of APAICS. “As we celebrate our 100th anniversary, we feel privileged to partner with APAICS as they inspire and develop promising Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander political leaders from state legislatures, city councils, and local governing bodies all across the country.”


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The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is a national non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.

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