UCLA School of Law’s Rose Chan Loui, a dynamic legal leader in community-engaged nonprofits, has joined the board of directors of the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles.
The Mayor’s Fund is a top local nonprofit organization that pools resources in the public and private sectors to improve the lives of and programs that serve all people living in the city. Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass is an advisor to the board. Chan Loui serves as one of seven local leaders who coordinate with Mayor Bass and executive staff to boost programs that work to prevent homelessness.
At UCLA Law, Chan Loui is the inaugural director of the Program on Philanthropy and Nonprofits, an endeavor of the law school’s Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy. In that role, she is developing a program that will train the next generation of nonprofit lawyers, develop scholarship and bring together the sector’s many stakeholders, including practitioners and managers of nonprofits, for events and seminars in such areas as governance, lobbying and compliance.
“I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to support the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles’ mission of improving the lives of all Los Angelenos. The Mayor’s Fund brings together the private sector and philanthropy to address the most intractable issues facing our city. Consistent with Mayor Karen Bass’ focus on the crisis of homelessness that affects all of Los Angeles, the Mayor’s Fund will be directing its efforts toward preventing the hundreds of thousands of Angelenos at risk of falling into homelessness from doing so,” Chan Loui says.
“I am also proud to say that this approach to the homelessness challenge builds on research done by the California Policy Lab at UCLA, which has developed predictive analytics for identifying those at the highest risk of falling into homelessness, making providing resources to those at risk much more feasible.”
Chan Loui joined UCLA Law in 2022 from Rodriguez, Horii, Choi & Cafferata, one of the country’s leading boutique law firms serving nonprofits. She is an expert on tax-exempt organizations, with a history of working with nonprofit organizations to structure and implement their advocacy and lobbying programs, as well as representing nonprofits, businesses and individuals in federal and state tax controversy matters. Chan Loui also serves as the board chair of East West Players, the longest-running Asian Pacific American theater in the country, and on the board of The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
She earned her B.A. from Stanford University and her J.D. from NYU School of Law, and she previously held positions as an attorney at Latham & Watkins, ARCO and Deloitte & Touche.