Promote Higher Educational Achievements

•Grant scholarship awards to high school graduates of Laotian descent in Western New York State based on criteria set in application.

  ◦Provide information on scholarship applications to all school districts.

  ◦Publicize scholarship awards online and posting flyers in public places commonly visited by the Laotian community.

•Act as a liaison between schools, students, and parents.

   ◦LASF board members meet with guidance counselors to determine if there are Laotian Americans who will be graduating, to offer assistance in clarifying the LASF scholarship application process, and to provide information on other minority scholarships to students and parents.

•Celebrate and recognize Laotian American leadership and achievement

   ◦Provide awareness to the younger Laotian American generations on successes within the Laotian community by recruiting successful and highly educated Laotian-American community members to be cultural role models and speakers at LASF events.

Founded: 2008

President: Sounthone Vattana

Vice President: Pepsy Kettavong

Secretary: Sackamone Thom Phommachanh

Treasure: Phouvieng Anna Phichith


Pany Chounlapane

Viengkham Siriphanthong

Souk Souannavong

Khamsene Sayasith

Chitta Phouthavong  

Dr. Jefferson Svengsouk

Dr. Samly Maat

Senior Advisors

Khamlath Phonetheva

Karaphat Inthalasy

Strengthen Ethnic Identity of Laotian Americans

What We Do

The LASF is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization

  • LASF is operated solely by volunteers
  • All donations are tax deductible

Foundation Profile

•Create Laotian cultural awareness in the community

   ◦Traditional Laotian dance

   ◦Laotian cuisine

   ◦Laotian etiquette

   ◦Participate in yearly Asian month cultural celebrations within the Laotian as well as greater Rochester communities.