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Help us defray costs for your peers to attend the AIA Women's Leadership Summit.

Sho-Ping Chin, FAIA was a Principal at Payette and in 2009 the founding leader of the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit. In 2017, following Sho-Ping’s untimely passing, a group of colleagues, family members, and friends created a memorial fund in her name focused on supporting the development of future women leaders in architecture by helping defray costs of mid-career to senior women architects to attend the summit.

The Architects Foundation is seeking to permanently endow the Sho-Ping Chin Women’s Leadership Summit Grant Fund. $125,000 will permanently endow the fund to award up to ten (10) grants of up to $700 to cover travel cost associated with attending the conference. We will work with AIA to cover registration fees.

Rally your friends, family, and networks to support our work! We've got all the tools you'll need to make a difference. With your help, the Sho-Ping Chin Women's Leadership Summit Grant can provide support in perpetuity to women in architecture.

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