Dien Yuen

Dien Yuen


Dien Yuen, Assistant Professor of 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 is Assistant Professor of Philanthropy at The American College of Financial Services, where she teaches in the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) designation program.

Dien is a recognized leader in the philanthropic sector and is especially known for her work with Asian American donors and donors with philanthropic interests in Asia. She speaks on the subjects of diaspora philanthropy, strategic giving, family philanthropy, global philanthropy, trends in Asian philanthropy, and Asians as donors. Dien is featured in many media outlets including Forbes Asia, The New York Times, Family Office Review, San Francisco Business Times and Economist Intelligence Unit reports.

Prior to joining The College, Dien served as Managing Director and Fiduciary Advisor for Evercore Wealth Management, LLC, where she was responsible for providing customized philanthropic advisory services for families and charitable institutions. Before that, she served as Managing Director of Kordant Philanthropy Advisors, a research and advisory group serving families and leading businesses and institutions in the United States and Asia. Prior to that, Dien served as Chief Philanthropy Officer at Give2Asia, and earlier, as Vice President and Senior Trust Officer at U.S. Trust. She has also worked at IIT Bombay Heritage Fund, Asian Pacific Fund, and the American Cancer Society.

Dien serves on the boards of The 1990 Institute and Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation. She is also on the advisory board of Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, a public charity founded to test new approaches to creative grantmaking.