Iimay Ho

Executive Director
Resource Generation

Iimay joined the Resource Generation staff as Associate Director in August 2014 and became the Executive Director in January of 2017. She is passionate about organizing wealthy people into a cross-class movement for liberation. Prior to Resource Generation, she spent three years as the Director of Operations and Finance at The Management Center. Born and raised in North Carolina, Iimay was politicized through interning with Southerners on New Ground (SONG). She moved to the Washington, DC area in 2008 to work for OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates. Iimay is currently on the board of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice.

Presentations from Facing Race 2018

Organizing Rich People to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

We are living in a time of historic wealth inequality, and the wealth gap between white and black Americans has more than tripled in the last 50 years. Wealthy people of all racial backgrounds have benefited from the systemic exploitation and theft of land, labor, and lives and have a role to play in returning wealth to where it belongs.

This participatory workshop will connect wealth accumulation with systemic racism, and debunk the bootstrap and meritocracy myths about being rich. Participants will learn how their personal class and money story connects to the history of racialized capitalism, and action steps they can take to help close the racial gap. Resource Generation will share lessons learned from 20 years of organizing a multi-racial wealthy base towards racial and economic justice, and how to bring young wealthy people’s money, time, stories, and long-term commitment to movements.

Headwaters Foundation for Justice will share the nuts and bolts of the Giving Project, a multiracial and cross-class giving circle process that builds relationships and solidarity across class to raise money for movements. This session is open to people from all class backgrounds but is especially relevant to people in the top 10% of net wealth (see https://resourcegeneration.org/2018/01/new-fundraising-policy-and-update...).

Speakers: Iimay Ho, Allison Johnson Heist, Ekundayo Igeleke