The Committee of 100 is a membership organization of Chinese Americans dedicated to the spirit of excellence and achievement in America.
Current members include I.M. Pei, master architect; Yo-Yo Ma, renowned cellist; Leroy Chiao, NASA Astronaut; David Ho, AIDS researcher and 1996 Time Man of the Year; Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo; and Ronnie Chan, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Membership to the Committee of 100 is by invitation.
The Committee provides leadership and acts as a constructive force in the dual mission of:
1. Promoting the full participation of all Chinese Americans in American society and acting as a public policy resource for the Chinese-American community
2. Promoting constructive dialogue and relationships between the peoples and leaders of the United States and Greater China.
The Committee of 100 is registered as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit headquartered in New York, NY, and has active regional chapters in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Beijing.