Kyung B. Yoon
A founding Board member of KACF, Kyung assumed the position of Executive Director in November 2008. A longtime community leader and advocate for promoting philanthropy in the Asian American community, Kyung brings professional skills honed from her previous experience in the fields of communications and poverty alleviation. Formerly an award-winning correspondent for WNYW Fox Channel 5 News, Kyung was the first Korean American broadcast reporter in New York. She went on to join the World Bank as the Executive Producer of Television where she created and hosted Global Links Television, an international documentary series focused on poverty issues and economic development, which has been broadcast in more than 60 countries around the world. Kyung serves on the boards of the New York Foundation, Asian American & Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP), Philanthropy New York, and the United Way of New York City. She is a former Vice President of the New York chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association and former Board Chair of the New York Asian Women’s Center, a nonprofit organization that helps women and children overcome domestic violence and other forms of abuse including human trafficking. She is also a contributing reporter to Asian American Life on CUNY-TV, for which she received an Emmy nomination in 2015. Kyung was born in Seoul Korea and came to the United States at the age of six. She holds a BA in English and political science from Wellesley College, and an MA in development economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She and her husband, George Wang, have two sons.
Kristen leads our events-focused fundraising and KACF's volunteer engagement strategy. Kristen comes from SCO Family of Services, a 100-year old multi-million dollar social service agency that helps children, youth, adults and families throughout New York City and Long Island. She was with SCO for six years, in several positions, most recently as the Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships. In this role Kristen cultivated corporate and individual donor relationships to leveraged support, strategized around event solicitation and leadership, and oversaw the agencies volunteer initiatives. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Susquehanna University.
Brennan oversees KACF's grantmaking and other program-related initiatives. Most recently, she served as Program Officer for the New York Women's Foundation where she helped to manage over $2 million grantmaking budget, including strategic review and analysis of grant applications, and develop short- and long-term strategies in three areas of work: grantmaking, capacity building, and public education and advocacy. Before joining the New York Women's Foundation, Brennan spent two years in Seoul, South Korea, teaching English as a Second Language and exploring her heritage. Prior to this journey, she spent three years in the hospitality industry as a Catering Manager in Denver, Colorado. Following her interest in volunteerism, she served a year in the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps after college. Brennan is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman's College with a B.A in English.
Jennifer is responsible for the administrative, financial and human resources operations of KACF, and manages all aspects of the day-to-day operations of KACF. Jennifer brings to KACF her experiences in sales & marketing and marketing communications gained while working in Korea for Hewlett Packard and the Inter-Continental Hotel in Seoul. And most recently, she was a commercial officer at Embassy of Israel in Korea, focusing on bilateral trade between two countries. Jennifer has a BA degree from Manhattan School of Music in Piano Performance and is married with one son.
Christine leads the fundraising efforts for KACF through institutional and individual giving. Before joining KACF, Christine spent more than four years at the California Community Foundation and managed its $85 million scholarship funds and led development efforts of its college completion initiative. Prior to that position, Christine worked at the University of Southern California’s The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy as its Development Associate. Before returning to Los Angeles, Christine worked on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. for U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra (CA) for four years. Christine has a B.A. in American Studies from University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters in Public Administration from University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy.