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Lotus Educational Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded and led by a board of directors. The board volunteers its time to lead and organize Lotus and they do not take compensation for their work and dedication.

Bob Lin

Bob Lin has more than 25 years of angel and venture investment expertise with multiple IPOs. He is the founder of Multi-Dimensional Venture Partners, an angel venture group from Silicon Valley. He has also co-founded and served as General Partner for Acorn Campus and Acorn Angels since late 90's. He was well known for launching the investment for Avanti (IPO '95 25x), AltiGen (IPO '97) and LightLogic (Sold to Intel for $400M '01 for 100x). He was an early investor in Vertex Network (Sold to Mitel for $200M '99, 20x), and MPS (IPO '04 70x). He was also the co-founder of Pine Photonics (sold to Opnext '03; IPO '07) and Luxnet (IPO '10). His other portfolios include Fortinet (IPO 2009), MONDAY Tech (sold to Yahoo '08), Fortinet (IPO '09), Winning Soft (IPO '10) , and many more.

Bob is also the author of four top selling books in Asia: "Find Your Way To Success & Happiness" in 2003 (top seller of the year); "Creating Value to Differentiate" in 2004 (Honored with the National Level Golden Book Award); as well as "Build Your Career From Where You Are," best seller in 2005. His 4th book "It is easy to be super happy" became popular in late 2007 and his 5th book "Successful Families" launched in 2010 was also very popular on the family education read list.

Bob served as Chairman of the Global Monte Jade Association, widely considered one of the most influential Chinese hi-tech executive associations worldwide. He was the Chairman of the Chinese Association of International Trade (CAIT).

Bob has been active in community service and was very impressed with what Lotus has done during the past 10 years. He has decided to join Lotus Educational Foundation's board of directors to contribute his knowledge and use his connections in the international arena to help fulfill the Lotus mission.

Patrick Tsao

Patrick Tsao attended college at the National Chung Sing University in Taiwan. His twenty years of experience in charity organizations has led to a long career in promoting cultural communication. In 1999, Patrick received a Masters Degree in International Business at the Colorado Christian University.

Patrick is very fond of traditional Chinese values and hopes to share his passion with Lotus' students. He first began his devotion to charity work more than 20 years ago when he began volunteering with one of the largest volunteer organization of East Asia. Patrick has his own construction company in San Jose and works as volunteer and is one of the initial founders of Lotus.

Jeffry Chang

Jeffry began his carrier in the real estate investment, development & management. For more than thirty years, his family company PHC & Sons, has been investing & managing multi-family rental properties in Marin & Sonoma counties.

Jeffry briefly attended San Rafael High in 1973, then College of Marin in 1974 before transferred to U.C. Berkeley in 1975 and graduated in 1978 with B.S. degrees in both EECS (electrical engineering & computer science) and B.S. in MSE (Material Science & Engineering). After graduation, Jeffry moved to Silicon Valley and worked for several hi-tech companies including Fairchild Semiconductor and Hewlett Packard.

Jeffry has been a California licensed real estate broker since 1984 and founded Horizon Properties Inc. in 1984. Jeffry served as President & CEO of Horizon Properties Inc., which is a real estate brokerage, investment & management company. Also in 1984 together with two brothers Roger & David, Jeffry founded the Executive Inn, Inc. (EII) then consequently acquired and managed the then Holiday Inn in Sunnyvale in 1985. Jeffry also participates in the activities and leadership of many California organizations, including Lotus Education.


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