Apply for the KACF Associate Board!
Who We Are
The KACF Associate Board (AB) is a group of professionals who share the mission of the Korean American Community Foundation (KACF). As ambassadors of KACF, the AB fulfills the Foundation’s mission by raising awareness of issues affecting the Korean American community and cultivating the next generation of philanthropists in the Asian American community. We do this via fundraising, advocacy, thought leadership, and the Connectors Program.
AB members share their individual talents with KACF and engage the resources and skills of their personal and professional network to promote awareness of the organization. Past and current AB classes are made up of individuals with demonstrated significant achievements in their industries and personal lives, and have a strong history of public service.
AB Member Qualifications
In conjunction with application submissions, the following attributes will be considered as desirable for any candidate:
- Teachability. We strive for both corporate and self-development via knowledge-building on the nuances of development, fundraising, and working together.
- Leadership experience (and/or demonstrated desire to lead). Each and every member has a distinct role to play to help KACF execute its mission. We are looking for individuals who understand the complex challenges of leadership, and/or is willing to learn and take steps to lead, whether it be co-chairing a committee or other leadership opportunities.
- Personal. The AB candidate should be able to make a substantial, active contribution to AB deliberations, and should exhibit independence, objectivity, and be capable of serving as a representative of KACF.
In order to be considered for membership on the Associate Board, you must fulfill the following:
- Commit to a two-year membership beginning in April 2019, with the option to renew after successful completion of your two-year term.
- Contribution of a minimum $5,000 “Give or Get” over your two-year term, inclusive of cash, corporate matching, and in-kind donations.
- Active attendance and participation at Associate Board meetings (minimum 6 annually). There will be a review of your membership if missing more than two in-person meetings.
- Participate in the Community Grants Committee (if you have not already) at least once during the two-year term in order to be informed in speaking of community needs and the work of KACF.
- Participate in one or more committees of your choice, as well as in the planning committees/leadership for various events held throughout the year:
We will be accepting applications until March 8, after which the AB will review the full slate of candidates. Interviews will be conducted for shortlisted candidates in mid-late March, and we will announce our 2019 class at the end of that month/early April.
All applicants will be notified of their status by Friday, March 15, 2019.
*Click here to see our list of current Associate Board members*