Rose Chan Loui

Founding Executive Director, Lowell Milken Center on Philanthropy and Nonprofits

  • B.A. Stanford University, 1982
  • J.D. New York University School of Law, 1986

Rose Chan Loui is the Founding Executive Director for the Lowell Milken Center on Philanthropy and Nonprofits.

Director Chan Loui was most recently Of Counsel at Rodriguez Horii Choi & Cafferata, LLP, one of the nation’s pre-eminent firms in the area of nonprofit law. At RHCC, Chan Loui worked with nonprofit organizations at all stages of the nonprofit life cycle, from incorporating and obtaining their tax-exempt status, to setting up and implementing their governance structure, and through all facets of operations. She has a particular expertise in structuring and implementing advocacy and lobbying programs. Chan Loui also focused on representing nonprofits, businesses and individuals in federal and state tax controversy matters. Chan Loui started her legal career at Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles, where she worked on litigation and tax matters and served on the Associates Committee. She continued her career at ARCO, where she was a member of the tax controversy group and worked on matters from the examination stage through Appeals and Tax Court, Claims Court and District Court. Chan Loui subsequently co-founded the tax controversy group at Deloitte.

Chan Loui has been active in numerous local nonprofits throughout her career and brings that hands-on experience to her job as Director of the Program. She currently serves as board chair of East West Players, the nation’s premier Asian American theater. She is also on the boards of the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, and Stanford Club of Pasadena. Chan Loui is a member of the Stanford Associates, an honorary society for the university’s top volunteers, and recently received an Award of Merit from the society for outstanding efforts presenting virtual programming during Covid.

Chan Loui graduated with distinction from Stanford University, where she majored in communications and international relations. She received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was an editor of the Law Review.

The Program on Philanthropy and Nonprofits was established in September 2023 and aims to expand the law school’s nonprofit law curriculum, provide educational resources to nonprofit staff and practitioners, and provide scholarship and thought leadership for academics, nonprofit leaders, practitioners, regulators, and philanthropists.