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 serves as Director of Legislation for the Office of Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams, overseeing its legislative agenda. She has dedicated her professional life to the public sector with a mission to advocate for marginalized communities and reduce poverty. Serving in the previous administration of Public Advocate Letitia James, her policy focus was gender equity, immigrant rights, and child welfare. Before moving to New York, Michelle served as a Legislative Aide in the California State Senate, where she passed a number of bills on diverse issues including juvenile justice, human trafficking, and election reform. She holds a Master of Intentional Affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor's in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. She has taught a graduate course on policy formation and analysis as an adjunct professor at Montclair State University. Michelle also volunteers with iMentor to build mentoring opportunities for students from low-income communities.