An Investment Analyst Looks for a Nonprofit that Reflects his Passions . . . Finds NAGC

When Dan Hung, an investment analyst in New York City, went looking for a nonprofit to lend his support to, his Google searches brought him to NAGC and its Annual Fund. “NAGC was one of the few organizations I found that was working to not only advocate on behalf of gifted learners, but also to provide opportunities for them through parent and educator training.”

Dan had other reasons for giving to NAGC’s Annual Fund. He had watched with frustration as some of New York City’s politicians waged war on the City’s specialized high schools. Shares Dan: “It reminded me of how often my own public schools did not support the development of gifted students.” As a young student, he had tried to find new learning opportunities that were challenging and engaging, but there was a dearth of advanced placement courses offered at his schools and limited guidance for his parents on how to meet his educational needs.

Deeply concerned about how the United States has cut spending on basic research and education, Dan was prompted to focus his personal giving on domestic education and research focused causes. “I want to do my part to make sure that the United States continues to train and enable thought leaders and innovators who can do so much for the future of our nation and the world at large.” In addition to his donation to NAGC, Dan also volunteers as a mentor to public school students through Go Project.

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Stories of Success from the NAGC Archives

My Son Had An Amazing Year
by Erin Gribben

Investment Analyst Gives to Annual Fund 
by Dan Hung

"She Held Me to a Higher Standard..." 
by Bob Seney

NAGC Annual Fund - 'Small Drops that Make Big Ripples'
by Faye Hanson

Abe Tannenbaum Remembered with Gift to Annual Fund
by Ann Robinson

'A Message that Spoke Directly to Me' - Giving to Javits-Frasier Fund
by Elizabeth Shaunessy-Dedrick

ESP Gives Everyone Access to Inspiration, Knowledge, and Support
by Jann Leppien

Making Robust Programming Available to ALL Gifted Students
by Tiombe-Bisa Kendrick

Diversity is a Perspective, Not a Background
by Kathy Marks

Javits-Frasier Scholarship is a Career Turning Point
by Teresa Reddish

A Son's Struggle Becomes Passion for Javits Scholar
by Michele Riggs


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