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Dien Yuen (She/Her)


Dien has spent the past 25 years fostering innovation and creating impact for communities worldwide as a sought-after strategist, speaker, instructor, and philanthropy practitioner.

As CEO and Co-founder of Daylight Advisors, Dien is working to maximize philanthropy’s potential for transforming lives by advancing the training, research, professionalization, and diversity of today's philanthropic sector. She also serves as lead faculty for philanthropy at the Wealth Management Institute (WMI) in Singapore.

Previously, Dien founded the Center for Philanthropy and Social Impact at The American College of Financial Services, where she also developed and taught courses as the Blunt-Nickel Professor in Philanthropy for the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) designation. While at the College, Dien launched the Advisors of Color CAP® Study Group, a support group for BIPOC advisors pursuing their designations. That initiative tripled the number of CAP-trained BIPOC philanthropic professionals in the field in less than three years. In addition, she developed and launched Purpose School, an immersive, interactive learning experience to help leaders explore the intersections of purpose and social impact in their lives.

Overall, Dien has supported more than one thousand advisors seeking greater competence, confidence, and cultural agility in their work. She is an inductee of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP) Hall of Fame and was recognized for her academic leadership with the Distinguished Faculty Award from WMI.

Earlier in her career, Dien worked for several wealth management firms and held executive positions in regional and global development organizations. Today, she serves on the boards of Give2Asia, Giving Compass, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, and The 1990 Institute and is an advisor to the Asia Society Northern California and Global SF.

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