Build a Better Life is a campaign to raise $3.5 million for BCNC to invest in the families it serves and to promote the cultural vitality of the Asian community.

As Boston moves towards an identity as a global city, our neighborhoods and communities are changing. Immigrant and low-income families face rapid displacement as they are priced out of Boston’s housing market and pushed to outer core “gateway” cities where there are few supports and services.

To continue our mission to support our families in their quest to build a better life, BCNC must now bolster our capacity. BCNC is now in the public phase of a three-year, $3.5 million campaign to meet evolving community needs, enhance our innovative services, and build sustainability. Click on the images below to learn more about each of these goals, and click here to read the latest campaign news:  

 Meet evolving community needs

Meet evolving community needs

 Enhance our innovative services

Enhance our innovative services

 Build sustainability

Build sustainability

Leave a Legacy and Generate Retirement Income

 S.K. Ho

S.K. Ho

We are excited to announce BCNC’s first charitable gift annuity (CGA) from longtime supporter S.K. Ho. Born in Hangzhou, China, Mr. Ho came to the U.S. in 1962 for graduate school and worked at several companies including Giannini Controls, Sylvania, and Wang. In 1986, at age 56, Mr. Ho started his own company, Biscom, and created the very first computer fax server.

Mr. Ho achieved his American dream and he wants others to achieve theirs. He understands the challenges new immigrants face and the determination required to better their lives for themselves and their families. When BCNC approached Mr. Ho to support the campaign, he knew it was the right time and the right organization where he could leave a legacy.  

To combine his philanthropic and investment goals, he made a gift of $100,000 to set up a CGA where, given his age, he will receive a fixed annual income of 8.4%. We are grateful and inspired by Mr. Ho's story and commitment.

Click here to learn more about Charitable Gift Annuities

Campaign Leadership

Eugene Mahr, Campaign Chair – Boston University
Nick Chau - Asian American Commission, Tai Tung Pharmacy & Tai Tung Realty
Selina Chow - BCNC Board Vice-President
Christopher Moy - Frontraiser
Elaine Ng - Third Sector New England
Steven Ng - Relate Beal
Sabrina Scudder - Tai Tung Pharmacy
Sandee Simshauser
Cecilia Sze - Atmospheric and Environmental Research
Betty Szeto - BCNC Board of Directors

Naming Opportunities

To honor our most generous Campaign donors, BCNC offers exclusive naming opportunities
in our four sites. Click here for more information

Leadership Donors

A special thank you to the leadership donors ($5,000+) as of August 14, 2018.


  • Nancy Wang Adams and Scott A. Schoen
  • Patrick D. Cahill
  • Frank C. Chan
  • Paul K. Chan in memory of Anne
  • Stephen Chan and Tim Schofield
  • Nick and Eva Chau
  • Charles and Ceci Chin in memory of Lem and May Chee Chin
  • Jeanne Ng and Thomas Chin
  • Anne Chin-Louie and Thomas Louie
  • Jimmy C. Chiu and YiMing Shuang
  • Selina and Joe Chow
  • Lorrayne "Dina" and John H. Chu
  • John and Stephanie Fan & Family
  • Crawford-Fang Family
  • Sandra and Chet Fenton
  • Susan Fung in memory of Norah Fung
  • S.K. and Cynthia Ho
  • Nobuko O. Kuhn
  • Julia Kuo
  • Lee Family in memory of Ging Shang Lee
  • James S. Lee and Marian A. Tse
  • Paul W. and Mary Y. Lee
  • San San Lee and George Turnbull
  • Giles Li and Sopheak Tek
  • Eugene and Jody Mahr
  • Mr. and Mrs. Peng-Siu Mei
  • Marie and David Moy
  • Shari Wyner Narva
  • Elaine Ng and William Greally
  • Peter and Yoshie Ng
  • Trish and Steven Ng
  • Christopher and Nancy Oddleifson
  • Eleanor and Frank Pao
  • Helen Chin Schlichte
  • Laura Sen and John O'Connor
  • Sandee and Peter Simshauser
  • Cecilia Sze and Nien Dak Sze
  • Betty K. Szeto
  • Anonymous


  • Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund
  • ArtPlace America
  • Asian Healthcare Foundation of Massachusetts
  • The Barr Foundation
  • Clinton H. and Wilma T. Shattuck Charitable Trust
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Liberty Mutual Foundation
  • Massachusetts Cultural Council
  • MassDevelopment
  • PLUS Charitable Trust
  • Rockland Trust - Peoples Federal Foundation
  • The Wang Foundation
  • Anonymous

Contact Carmen Chan (617-603-2538) for more information.