Dien Yuen

Dien Yuen


Dien Yuen, Assistant Professor of Philanthropy

Executive Director, Center for Philanthropy & Social Impact

Blunt-Nickel Professor in Philanthropy

Assistant Professor of Philanthropy

Areas of Expertise:

Charitable Giving, Philanthropy

BA, Adrian College
JD, The University of Toledo College of Law
LLM, Golden Gate University, School of Law


Dien Yuen, JD/LLM, CAP®, AEP® is the Executive Director, Center for Philanthropy and Social Impact at The American College of Financial Services and the Blunt-Nickel Professor in Philanthropy. She also serves as Program Director of Purpose School, a program she co-created for those exploring the intersections of purpose and social impact. Dien founded the Advisors of Color Network to increase diversity among philanthropic planning professionals and to support their work through research and content development.

Before joining the College, Dien worked in several wealth management firms assisting clients with their philanthropic investments, and she held executive positions in regional and global development organizations.

Dien serves on the boards of the American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA), The 1990 Institute, and Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation. She is on the advisory boards of GlobalSF, Asia Society of Northern California, and Philanthropic Ventures Foundation.

She holds the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) designation from The American College of Financial Services and the Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®) designation from NAEPC. She received her LL.M. in International Law at Golden Gate University, her Juris Doctorate (JD) from the University of Toledo College of Law, and her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science from Adrian College.