Welcome to the Filipino American Network, an organization dedicated to fostering unity, growth and continued awareness of our rich cultural heritage among Filipino Americans.

Our volunteers and supporters accomplish our mission through programs that celebrate the Filipino American experience, as well as serve the needs of all our communities.

We invite you to join our mailing list to stay abreast of upcoming FAN events. It's easy and safe. Just enter your email in the "Constant Contact" subscription box on the left. And rest assured that we will never sell, lease or release your info to any other party.

We also welcome community news, organization links and business listings from Filipino Americans. This is a complimentary service that we offer to all members. And membership is free! We only ask that you keep in mind our mission of fostering unity, growth and cultural awareness.

Mabuhay and thank you!




6th Annual FAN Senior Gift Basket Drive

Bring holiday cheer to Filipino American seniors in need. Please contribute or help out Dec. 20.

Last year we distributed more than 100 gift baskets to isolated Filipino American seniors. This year, our target is to assemble 150 baskets for Filipino American senior citizens in need.

The baskets will be filled with winter items such as glove, hats, scarves, blankets, socks and thermal underwear. We will also fill the baskets with toiletries such as soap lotion, toothpaste, shampoo, band aid, q-tips — as well as canned goods, fresh fruit, a bag of rice and a first aid kit.

Please help us by donating some of the items mentioned above or by giving cash donations so we can purchase the basket items. If you wish to donate or volunteer, please contact Portia Guerin at psguerin@yahoo.com.

Your donation is tax-deductible, and 100% of your cash donations will go toward the purchase of the holiday gift basket items.Checks should be made out to FILIPINO AMERICAN NETWORK.

We will distribute the gift bags to the seniors attending the Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago’s Annual Senior’s Party on December 20, 2008, at the Rizal Center.

Play Poker & Raise Scholarship Funds – Dec. 13

Poker Tournament Fundraiser at Grace O’Malley’s

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008
1:00 pm to 2:00 am

You’re invited to an exclusive night of Las Vegas-style poker tournament, with professional dealers and casino-style poker tables. Join us for a lot of fun and a great cause, at the new South Loop hot spot Grace O’Malley’s, on Dec. 13th from 1pm -2am!

FAN is hosting this poker tournament to benefit BELIEVE International, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides education to disadvantaged youth in the Philippines while teaching them leadership skills to, one day, help alleviate poverty and make a difference in the Philippines. Come out and play, have fun, win, and at the same time, raise money for a great cause! Don’t forget to tell all your friends!

Saturday, December 13th, 2008
1pm – 2am

Grace O’Malley’s
1416 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

Poker Tournament Info:
There will be 2 tournaments and cash games running throughout the event.
Tournament 1: $50 buy in, $5 registration fee
Tournament 2: $100 buy in, $10 registration fee

All buy-in money goes toward the tournament prize. There will be professional dealers and casino poker tables.

Pre-register Online: For more details or to pre-register online visit http://www.maineventcharitygames.com/believe.htm

For questions, contact Vince Tan Liao at vincejtl+poker@gmail.com

Let the games begin! We hope to see you there!


Help alleviate poverty & empower Filipino youth. Become an SLC/Believe sponsor.

This year, our FAN Service Leadership Committee has partnered with BELIEVE International to help transform the lives of Filipino youth and their families.

For $110 a year — less than $10 per month — you can sponsor one BELIEVE Scholar. $110 will fund one school year’s worth of:

· School fees
· School uniforms & supplies
· Transportation to and from school
· Positive Values/Leadership Training

If you can’t make it to the Poker Fundraiser but would like to give, visit:http://believeinternational.org/give.html

Stay Tuned…

We’re currently developing and designing this new website for Filipino Americans. Please check back soon for more information.