Hnub Tshiab Hmong Women Achieving Together, along with the family of Kao Ly Ilean Her, are proud to announce the Kao Ly Ilean Her Endowment. Thanks to the generous donation of Ilean’s immediate and extended family, friends, colleagues, and other community members, locally and from across the nation, we were able to launch the Kao Ly Ilean Her Endowment in January 2022 in the amount of $50,000. The endowment is held at the St. Paul and Minnesota Foundation.
The Kao Ly Ilean Her Endowment will help Hnub Tshiab Hmong Women Achieving Together provide scholarships to Hmong women and girls in pursuit of their activities towards “living their best lives”. Ilean always asked, “Are you living your best life?”. In 2018, she launched the “Live Your Best Life Grant” and awarded small grants to Hmong women who just needed a little step up as they walked along their journey towards living their best lives. Living your best life means having a dream for yourself, and striving towards that dream. We are pleased to be able to continue Ilean’s dream of helping Hmong women and girls live their best lives.
Hnub Tshiab Hmong Women Achieving Together will be announcing an annual application process in conjunction with our Annual Banquet. Recipients will be announced at our Annual Banquet.