Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay, an award winning writer and an influential artist, joined the board of directors for Intermedia Arts and the Asian Pacific Endowment Fund of the St. Paul Foundation.
Vongsay was declared a 2011 Changemaker by Intermedia Arts for her vast community involvement. The Intermedia Arts has been providing artists with tools and support to make positive changes through art, dialogue and civic engagement since 1973.
The Asian Pacific Endowment is a permanent philanthropic endowment built by and for Asian Pacific Islanders. “This was part of an initiative to enhance philanthropic among communities of color in Minnesota.” Vongsay said.
Her works have been enjoyed by people nationally and internationally, she has used her skills to help communities of color all around the United States, and she currently collecting oral histories within the Lao American community for the Minnesota Historical Society.
To read more about Vongsay’s accomplishments, please click here to read the full article from the Asian American Press.