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Dien Yuen (She/Her)


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


Dien was inducted into the 2023 National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP) Hall of Fame and was recognized for her academic leadership with the Distinguished Faculty Award from WMI.

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.  

Overall, Dien has supported more than one thousand advisors seeking greater competence, confidence, and cultural dexterity in their work. 

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 Myriad USA, Giving Compass, and Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation. She is also an advisor to Asia Society Northern California and Global SF.

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