SOLANO CHARITY FUND

Established: Aug 28, 2015

This charitable fund was established by C.C. and Regina Yin to support qualified nonprofit charitable organizations in and around Solano County.  Owners of Yin McDonald's, Mr. and Mrs. Yin are members of SCF's Founders Club, and have previously held a fund at the Foundation.

C.C. Yin and his family own 33 McDonald's in 12 California cities, and he is the founder of the Asian Pacific Islander Public Affairs Association (APAPA), a grassroots non-profit organization that aims to empower Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Americans in civic and public affairs through education, active participation and leadership development.

An established entrepreneur, C.C. Yin recognizes the need to serve the community as much as he can. Besides being one of the founders of APAPA, he is also a co-founder of the Solano County Chinese-American Association. He has served as president of the Vacaville Chamber of Commerce and is active in the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce.

His involvement and financial support of the community is best reflected in the motto of McDonald's when the company first started, and that is "to reinvest in the community one lives and raises their children in." C.C. and Regina picked Vacaville as their home because they felt that the atmosphere and environment fit them and their family well.

C.C. came to the U.S. in 1964 and attended the University of Washington. There, he earned his Master's Degree in Civil Engineering and met his future wife, Regina, who was also there attending school. They married two years later and have been working as a team ever since. C.C. worked as an engineer for companies like Bechtel and Fluor Corp. for a number of years before taking over his first McDonald's in Oakland in 1984. They have three daughters, Mary, Betty, and Carol.

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