The KACF Associate Board is a group of professionals who share the mission of KACF. As ambassadors of KACF, the Associate Board fulfills the Foundation’s mission by raising awareness of community issues and develop a new generation of philanthropists by mentoring young professionals in the Korean American community.
As Assistant Vice President at the NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), Priscilla manages a portfolio designed to promote New York City’s existing and emerging industries, and fuel economic growth by strengthening neighborhoods and creating good jobs. Most recently she served as Senior Account Manager at the International Rescue Committee (IRC), where she drove multi-faceted, multi-year partnerships with the tech sector. At IRC, Priscilla and her team cultivated and stewarded a $7M+ portfolio centered on Silicon Valley inclusive of the development of products that serve refugees and displaced persons around the world. Prior to IRC, Priscilla spent time at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) where she managed relationships with senior leadership at 110+ global corporate and nonprofit member organizations, and spent six years in P3 development at Samsung C&T America. A celebratory moment during her service at KACF includes participation on the Community Grants Committee, where her team supported the award of a first-time grant to the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), a national organization founded to protect and promote the civil rights of Asian Americans.
Yoonmee A. Cho
Yoonmee A. Cho is a Housing Attorney in the Legal Advocacy Department of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, where she provides free legal services to low-income individuals and families facing eviction from their homes. Prior to Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, she litigated child welfare proceedings. Before going to law school, Yoonmee worked at a nonprofit civil rights law firm matching nonprofit organizations with pro bono attorneys from private law firms, she also worked in marketing at an insurance company and taught English for a year in Thailand. Yoonmee received her B.A. in Politics from Princeton University and her J.D. from Fordham Law School. Yoonmee enjoys cooking and hosting her family and friends.
Michelle Kim is a Policy Associate for the New York City Public Advocate Letitia James. She joined the administration with a focus on building a progressive agenda centered on the feminization of poverty, advocating for marginalized communities, and supporting greater transparency within the city. Her areas of policy expertise include educational equity, child welfare, and immigrant rights. Before moving to New York, Michelle served as a Legislative Aide in the California State Senate. During this time, she focused on legislation around the issues of juvenile justice, human trafficking, and election reform. Michelle holds a MIA from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and a BS in Political Science from University of California, Berkeley. In her free time, Michelle enjoys hanging out with her high school mentee through iMentor program.