Dien Yuen is Assistant Professor of Philanthropy at The American College of Financial Services and a designated instructor for the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) program. She is an authority on family philanthropy, global philanthropy, and emerging philanthropic models for corporate and community giving.
Dien is a respected practitioner and colleague in philanthropy, with a well-established career in the nonprofit and private sectors. Her research and instruction for the CAP program is informed by her experience as a philanthropic consultant, nonprofit gift planner, trust officer, and wealth advisor. Before joining the College, Dien was Managing Director and Fiduciary Advisor for Evercore Wealth Management, LLC, where she engaged with high net-worth individuals and families and charitable institutions. Prior to that, she was principal and founder of a research and advisory firm serving the philanthropic needs of families, businesses, and organizations in the U.S. and Asia. Her former positions include Chief Philanthropy Officer at Give2Asia, Vice President and Senior Trust Officer at U.S. Trust, and executive positions at IIT Bombay Heritage Fund, Asian Pacific Fund, and the American Cancer Society.
Dien currently serves on the boards of The 1990 Institute and Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation. She is an advisory board member of GlobalSF, a nonprofit group facilitating trade and investment opportunities between the San Francisco Bay Area and the world; Asia Society of Northern California, an educational and cultural organization promoting the understanding of Asia; and Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, a public charity supporting new approaches to creative grantmaking. Previously, she served as a board member of the Northern California Planned Giving Council (NCPGC), Asian American Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP), and Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).
Dien is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP). She received her LL.M. in International Law at Golden Gate University, Juris Doctorate (JD) from the University of Toledo College of Law, and Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science from Adrian College.