After functioning ten years as a joint project of the US-based Khmer Studies Institute and American Institute of Buddhist Studies, KEAP became its own legal entity in 1999 when it registered as a not-for-profit corporation in the State of Colorado under the Colorado Nonprofit Corporation Act. KEAP acquired tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable educational organization in 2001 (tax identification number is 84-1498749) with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Governed by a Board of Directors and advised by an international advisory council, KEAP’s founder and ad interim Executive Director is Dr. Peter Gyallay-Pap.

Board of Directors as of January, 2024

Peter Gyallay-Pap
Chair, Crestone, Colorado

Michael Dowd
Vice-Chair, Crestone, Colorado

Clark Roberts
Member, Salida, Colorado

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