The American-Scottish Foundation®

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May 26, 2014 - by Noel Young

Business profile: Meet the Scot who has helped bolster Scottish-American friendship over the past 20 years 

President of The Scottish Coalition, Alan Bain, has built the relationship between universities, industrialists, pipe bands and those who want to connect with America.

Alan Bain, President of The Scottish Coalition

Alan Bain is the London-born Scot who many believe has done more to bolster Scottish-American friendship than any other over the past 20 years.

As President of The Scottish Coalition, an organisation embracing six Scotland focused organisations in the US, and Chairman of The American-Scottish Foundation (ASF), he has helped build the relationship between universities, industrialists, pipe bands and all sorts of people who want to connect with America and visa versa.

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Led by the New York Metro Pipe Band, members and friends of ASF marched up Sixth Avenue NYC on April 5, 2014, in the 16th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade!

Thank you all, for marching with us!

Our Mission

The mission of The American-Scottish Foundation®, an international not-for-profit organization, is to establish links and strengthen ties between Scotland and the United States, through the pursuit of contemporary social, cultural, educational, and business activities.

The mission remains as relevant today as when ASF was founded in 1956 by Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton - to champion the extraordinary relationship between the peoples of Scotland and the United States - a bridge between the two great countries - seeking to strengthen & support the future of the Scottish American diaspora, and its legacy.


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There are many ways to support the Foundation, including: attending events; being a member; making donations; and serving on a committee.

Our programs are varied and our Initiatives section showcases particular areas of ASF's work, enabling gifting to programs which you specifically wish to support.