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 Philanthropy New York, and as a trustee of the New York Foundation. She is a former Board Chair of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP), 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.
Vice President of Programs & Operations
Brennan Gang 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.
Ellen Rae Huang
Director of Special Events
Ellen Rae Huang oversees the special events KACF hosts throughout the year, including the Annual Gala, Golf Classic, and other donor/cultivation events. Prior to joining KACF she was the Director of Special Events & Individual Giving at StoryCorps. Ellen enjoys traveling, hiking, snorkeling, and spending time with her two kids in Brooklyn.
She has a Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Patricia Roberts Harris Fellow) and a B.A. from the University of Washington.
Sarah F. Song
Senior Philanthropy Officer
Sarah F. Song works with KACF’s staff, board members and volunteers on fundraising strategies. She is a founder of a youth leadership development program called Project Anchor. She was formerly at the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI) as a Korean Healthcare Program Manager and built and launched the Korean program to provide free primary care to low-income, uninsured Korean Americans.
Prior to BVMI, she was an Associate Consultant at KACF and Community Resource Exchange, where she provided bilingual and bicultural capacity-building assistance to nonprofits that serve low-income communities. Previously, she was a litigation paralegal at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and a Fulbright research fellow in South Korea. She spent most of her formative years in China and Korea, through which she grew an interest in the region. Sarah has a BA in International Studies from Boston College and is a graduate of the Master of International Affairs program at Columbia University.
Catherine Jung coordinates information and workflow for KACF’s leadership, and supports events management and online fundraising initiatives. She was formerly at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), first as a Development Associate, and then as Administrative Coordinator for the Foundation Relations team. Prior to NYBG, Cat started her career at Studio in a School.
Cat holds a BA in History of Art, and a BS in Urban and Regional Studies, both from Cornell University. She is a proud New Yorker born and raised in Flushing, Queens.