The Giving Summit™ explores and celebrates giving in its myriad forms, including volunteering, philanthropy and social enterprise. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a climate of uncertainty for everyone, yet, we have also witnessed acts of generosity and kindness across our community. Through the Giving Summit’s virtual programs, we examine how we can make a difference, especially in the lives of the most vulnerable among us, in these challenging times.

Thursday, May 14, 2020 @ 12:30pm
In partnership with the Korea Finance Society, we had our fourth and final event of the “In the Frontline” series. In this live conversation, former World Bank president and co-founder of the global organization, Partners In Health, Dr. Jim Yong Kim discussed his plans to halt this public health crisis, including recent contact tracing research methods in Massachusetts to combat COVID-19 in the state, and ultimately, to reopen the U.S. economy.



Wednesday, May 6, 2020 @ 4:30pm

Moderated by Jeannie Park, KACF Board Member and Former Executive Editor of People Magazine, we had a live conversation with Juju Chang, Co-Anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline,” who has been covering “essential stories” of grocery store workers, truck drivers, small business owners, and many others from the frontline of this pandemic. 





Friday, April 24, 2020 @ 5:30pm

Kicking off the weekend, Simon Kim, proprietor of Michelin-starred restaurant COTE, shared some of his favorite Korean recipes, while cooking galbi live! He also discussed the impact of the pandemic on the restaurant and hospitality industries, and the efforts to help and support those struggling right now. 





Our Time is Now: COVID-19 and Anti-Asian Racism
Thursday, April 23, 2020 @ 5pm

KACF’s very first virtual event for high school and college students! It featured a live conversation with Grace Choi, Director of Policy in the NYC’s Mayor Office, Jane Yoon, Special Education Teacher in NYC Public Schools, and Andrew Kung, Brooklyn-based Photographer. As a policymaker, an educator, and a photographer, the three speakers shared their personal stories of how they are taking action to make an impact in the face of heightened racism against Asian Americans.

Friday, April 17, 2020 @ 12pm

Moderated by Dr. S. Steven Yang, KACF Board Chair and Orthopedic Surgeon at NYU Langone Health, we had a live conversation with two healthcare professionals about their work in fighting the pandemic: Dr. Jung T. Kim, the Executive Vice Chairman of Department of Anesthesiology at NYU Langone Health; and Dr. Hyun Ji Lee, the President of Korean-American Physicians Association of New York, who spearheaded the launch of COVID-19 hotline and telemedicine in Korean language. This project is supported by the KACF COVID-19 Community Action Fund


Wednesday, April 8, 2020 @ 12pm
Moderated by KACF President Kyung B. Yoon, we dicussed the short- and long-term health and economic impact of COVID-19 in the Korean American community, as well as what we can do in the face of heightened racism with Linda Lee, the President and CEO of Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, and Jo-Ann Yoo, the Executive Director of Asian American Federation.
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