Kyung B. Yoon
Kyung B. Yoon is a leader in building philanthropy and investments to address critical needs in the Asian American community. As a co-founder and current president of KACF, she has helped develop the foundation to be a leading funder of Korean and Asian American community organizations in the Greater New York City area, and to become a recognized model for inclusive and participatory philanthropy in immigrant communities. Her previous experiences are in the fields of poverty alleviation and media, as the Executive Producer of Television at the World Bank Institute, where she created and hosted an international documentary series focused on poverty issues and economic development which has been broadcast in more than 60 countries around the world. Prior to the World Bank, she was a correspondent for WNYW-Fox Channel 5 where she made history as the first Korean American broadcast reporter in New York City. Kyung is currently a contributing reporter to CUNY-TV’s Asian American Life which is broadcast nationally on PBS stations and for which she received an Emmy nomination in 2015. Kyung serves as the Board Chair of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP), Vice-Chair of Philanthropy New York, and as a trustee of the New York Foundation. She is a former Board member of United Way of New York City and former Board Chair of Womankind (formerly known as New York Asian Women’s Center). Kyung 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 adult sons.
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.
Helen C. Kim
Helen leads the communication efforts of KACF and provides a supporting role to development. She comes to KACF from working in a variety of roles in the nonprofit sector including serving as a pastor at Promise Church to working as Director of Strategy and Development at Korean American Family Service Center. Helen has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jewelry Design and Restoration from the Fashion Institute of Technology, received her M.Div in Intercultural Studies at Alliance Theological Seminary and a D.Min in Leadership Coaching at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. She has a passion for creating space and means to improve communication and strengthen dialogues that occur within family, church and workplace relationships.