Thursday, October 27, 2016
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

2016 KACF Journal

811 Seventh Avenue
New York City

6:00 PM VIP Cocktail Reception
6:30 PM Cocktails
7:30 PM Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Silent and Live Auction
Black Tie Optional

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.

Dr. Jeong H. Kim


Executive Chairman and
Co-Founder, Kiswe Mobile Inc.,
President Emeritus, Bell Labs
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Dr. Jeong H. Kim is Chairman of Kiswe Mobile Inc., a start up focusing on interactive mobile video. Prior to that, he was the 11th President of Bell Labs, the communication industry’s most heralded research organization. His background ranges from being a CEO of a high technology start-up to senior executive of a Fortune 500 corporation. Dr. Kim’s early career encompassed computer design, satellite systems design and data communications, including seven years as a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. Dr. Kim holds a Ph.D. in reliability engineering from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in technical management and bachelor degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from Johns Hopkins University. He received an Honorary Doctor of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, from Postech University in South Korea. Dr. Kim has sat on numerous corporate, University and non-profit boards and currently serves on the boards of ARRIS Group, Inc. and the Nuclear Threat Initiative. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and was named one of the 10 most influential Asian Americans in business for 2005 by the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber. In January, 2014 the government of France awarded him membership in the Legion of Honor for his services in global technology and in 2016 he received the Horatio Alger Award.

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Ban Ki-Moon

Keynote Speaker

President, World Bank Group
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Dr. Jim Yong Kim, M.D., Ph.D. is the 12th president of the World Bank Group. Soon after he assumed his position in July 2012, the organization established goals to end extreme poverty by 2030 and to boost shared prosperity for the poorest 40 percent of the population in developing countries. Kim’s career has revolved around health, education, and delivering services to the poor. Before joining the World Bank Group, Kim, a physician and anthropologist, served as the president of Dartmouth College and held professorships at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. From 2003 to 2005, as director of the World Health Organization’s HIV/AIDS department, he led the “3 by 5” initiative, the first-ever global goal for AIDS treatment, which greatly helped to expand AIDS treatment in developing countries. In 1987, Kim co-founded Partners In Health, a non-profit medical organization that now works in poor communities on four continents. Kim has received a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, has been recognized as one of America’s “25 Best Leaders” by U.S. News & World Report, and TIME magazine in 2006 named Kim among its “100 Most Influential People in the World.”

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JuJu Chang


Juju Chang
Co-Anchor, ABC News Nightline

Gala Chair

Chul Pak
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Dinner Co-Chairs

Janice Lee & Joseph Bae
Margaret Jan & Alex Chi
Katie Song & Mike Joo