The KACF Annual Gala celebrates the accomplishments of extraordinary individuals and organizations in our community. Funds raised will support the work of KACF and our non-profit grantee partners in the Korean and Asian American communities, as well as initiatives for building bridges with our vibrant communities in New York City.

 


Past Honorees and Keynote Speakers 

Honorees

  • 2020: KACF’s 2020 Grantee Partners / Lenzo Yoon, CEO, Global & Business, Big Hit Entertainment / John M. Hong, M.D., Co-Founder of KACF
  • 2019: Juju Chang, Co-Anchor, ABC News’ Nightline
  • 2019: Min Jin Lee, Author, Free Food for Millionaires and Pachinko
  • 2018: Miky Lee, Vice Chairwoman of CJ Group
  • 2017: Chong-Moon Lee, Chairman & CEO, Ambex Venture Partners; Founder, CEO, Chairman & Chairman Emeritus of Diamond Multimedia Systems
  • 2016: Jeong H. Kim, Co-Founder, Kiswe Mobile, President Emeritus, Bell Labs
  • 2015: Ken Jeong, Actor, Comedian, Producer and Physician
  • 2014: Jin Roy Ryu, Chairman & CEO, Poongsan Group
  • 2013: John Kim, Vice Chairman & CIO, New York Life
  • 2012: Yongmaan Park, Chairman & CEO, Doosan Group
  • 2011: Higgin Kim, CEO, Byucksan Engineering
  • 2010: Sung-Joo Kim, CEO, MCM
  • 2009: Andrew Kim, Co-Founder, Sit/Kim Int’l Investment
  • 2008: Youngsuk “YS” Chi, Vice Chairman, Elsevier
  • 2007: William Rhodes, Chairman, President & CEO, Citibank
  • 2006: Dong-Jin Oh, CEO, Samsung Electronics America

 

Keynote Speakers & Special Guests/Awardees

  • 2020: Miky Lee, Vice Chairwoman of CJ Group / Juju Chang, Co-Anchor of ABC News’ Nightline  / BTS
  • 2019: Caroline Kennedy, Former US Ambassador to Japan
  • 2018: Chloe Kim, Olympic Gold Medalist and 4-Time X Games Gold Medalist
  • 2017: Marvin Myungwoo Chun, Dean, Yale College and Richard M. Colgate Professor of Psychology; Neuroscience; Cognitive Science
  • 2016: Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
  • 2015: Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations
  • 2014: General Colin Powell, Former U.S. Secretary of State
  • 2013: Martha Choe, CAO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • 2011: Howard Koh, US Asst. Secretary for Health
  • 2010: Senator Paull Shin, Washington State Senate
  • 2009: Jim Yong Kim, President, Dartmouth College
  • 2008: Wonil Cho, Former Ambassador, Korean Consul General
  • 2007: Jeannie Park, Executive Editor, PEOPLE Magazine
  • 2007: Michael Bloomberg, Mayor, City of New York
  • 2006: Miguel Garcia, Ford Foundation

 

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