Asia Society Texas Center

Houston, TX   |  https://asiasociety.org/texas

Mission

With 14 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach. (Asia Society Texas Center operates as a separate 501(c)(3) organization and is an affiliate of the Asia Society global network.)

Ruling year info

2002

President

Bonna Kol

Main address

1370 Southmore Boulevard

Houston, TX 77004 USA

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Formerly known as

Asia Society Texas: Asia House

EIN

03-0433949

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

International Affairs, Foreign Policy, & Globalization (Q50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Founded in 1979, Asia Society Texas Center works to forge closer ties between Houston and the people and institutions of Asia by producing high quality public programs, innovative performances, visual arts exhibitions, and education initiatives. The scope of Asia Society’s geographic focus and its multidisciplinary approach to programming distinguishes it from its peers. Where other organizations are singularly focused on topics and cultures, Asia Society Texas Center offers the community a global perspective on the issues, ideas, and industries shaping our shared future with Asia.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Multidisciplinary: Arts & Culture/Business & Policy/Education & Outreach

Asia Society’s operations focus on four key pillars upon which all of our programming is based. These pillars are:
1- Performing Arts and Culture,
2- Business and Policy,
3- Visual Arts Exhibitions, and
4- Education and Outreach.

Through this multidisciplinary approach, Asia Society provides multiple entry points for our community to learn more about Asian cultures, traditions, diplomacy, business philosophies, and innovations, as well as a place for our Asian community members to celebrate and share their heritage. Asia Society’s holistic programming—guided by values of transparency, cultural equity, equality and inclusion—both educates and entertains by creating thought-provoking experiences of the highest quality from a variety of countries/cultures, points of view, and art forms. Through presenting content that is relevant to our community and the context of current events, Asia Society’s goal is for audiences to leave Asia Society Texas Center delighted and transformed, with their curiosity piqued and a better understanding of our community and the world. In our increasingly globalized world, having access to diverse communities and perspectives has never been more important.

Through a robust schedule of 150+ programs each year, Asia Society Texas Center reaches more than 50,000 individuals, families, and children on average. From established business leaders and young professionals to local artists and underserved school children, our audiences represent a wide cross-section of Houston’s diverse communities. In FY18, 64% of our visitors were adults with 36% accounting for seniors, students, and children. While our programming caters to Houston’s diverse community, we are also the venue to celebrate the Asian-American community. Outreach efforts are also dedicated toward serving underserved communities and students in Title 1 schools (the Title 1 school designation means a large number or large percentage of the school’s student body comes from low-income households). Last year, approximately 57% of our visitors were Caucasian, 26% were Asian, and the remaining 27% identified as either Hispanic, African-American, or mixed ethnicity.

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Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Growing public recognition of the critical role Asian nations play in global commerce and politics and the rapid growth of the Asian American demographic in the city of Houston continue to feed public interest in Asian culture and affairs. Asia Society Texas Center addresses this need by presenting timely, topic-focused, and industry-relevant programs that span all interests from arts and culture to business and policy. By providing unique access to the thought leaders, artistic visionaries, and creative concepts shaping Houston’s relationship with Asia, Asia Society Texas Center’s programs succeed in fostering stronger East-West interaction and understanding.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Asia Society Texas Center

Board of directors
as of 9/30/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Edward R. Allen, III

Eagle Global Advisors

Term: 2019 - 2021

Edward Allen, III

Eagle Global Advisors

Y. Ping Sun

Rice University and Yetter Coleman LLP

Moez Mangalji

Westmont Hospitality Group

Kevin Lewis

Sidley Austin, LLP

Martyn Goossen

JP Morgan Chase Bank

Nancy Allen

Philanthropist and Volunteer

Alexander Chae

Foley-Gardere

Albert Chao

Westlake Chemical Corporation

Tripp Carter

Bradshaw Carter

Ravi Chidambaram

Shell Oil Company (retired)

John Cogan, Jr.

Cogan & Partners LLP

Bradley Corson

ExxonMobil Upstream Ventures

James Cuclis

White & Case, LLP

Gordon Quan

Quan Law Group, PLLC

Charles Foster

Foster LLP

Glen Gondo

Sushic – The Sushi Company

Michelle Herrera

Philanthropist & Volunteer

Theodore Louie

Lone Star College CyFair

Rosine Matthews

Wells Fargo

John McKay

BDO USA LLP

Charles Roff

Roff Resources, LLC

Josette Sheeran

Asia Society New York

Paul Sheng

McKinsey & Company

Randy Sim

Satsun Corporation

Kishore Sundararajan

Baker Hughes, a GE Company

Rishi Varma

Hewlett- Packard

Alistair Vickers

BP America

Mingda Zhao

Vinson & Elkins

Charles Roff

Roff Resources, LLC

Rishi Varma

Hewlett-Packard

Alistair Vickers

BP America

John McKay

BDO USA LLP

Charles Roff

Roff Resources, LLC

Rishi Varma

Hewlett-Packard

Alistair Vickers

BP America

John McKay

BDO USA LLP

John McKay

BDO USA LLP

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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