Kyung B. Yoon

Kyung Yoon is the president and co-founder of the Korean American Community Foundation, an organization whose mission is to transform and empower communities through philanthropy, volunteerism and inter-community bridge building. A longtime community leader and advocate for promoting social change through philanthropy in the Asian American community, Ms. Yoon brings professional skills honed from her previous experience in the fields of communications and poverty alleviation. Formerly an award-winning correspondent for WNYW Fox Channel 5 News, Ms. Yoon was the first Korean American broadcast reporter in New York. She went on to join the World Bank as the executive producer of television, where she created and hosted an international documentary television series focused on poverty issues and economic development, which has been broadcast in more than 60 countries around the world. Ms. Yoon serves as a vice chair of the board of trustees of Philanthropy New York and chair of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy. She is a former vice president of the New York chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association and former board chair of the New York Asian Women’s Center, a nonprofit organization that helps women and children overcome domestic violence and other forms of abuse including human trafficking. Ms. Yoon holds a bachelor of arts in English and political science from Wellesley College, and a masters in development economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.