Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Kim came to Pride Foundation in 2015 as part of the inaugural Momentum Fellowship program, a leadership development cohort for people of color in the field of philanthropy. Prior to that, Kim worked in higher education grant writing as well as in electoral and racial justice organizing and volunteer management at an LGBTQ+ advocacy organization. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Rhetoric & Media Studies and Ethnic Studies from Willamette University.
Currently, Kim serves as the Director of Programs for Pride Foundation where she is part of a team implementing grantmaking strategies, outreach, and communications rooted in transformative philanthropy. She feels extremely grateful to be able to resource and support incredible LGBTQ+ leaders, organizations, and movements across the northwest. Prior to her roles on the Programs team, Kim supported Pride Foundation’s programmatic and fundraising work in Oregon and Southwest Washington for nearly five years. Outside of her professional work, Kim enjoys reading, baking from her many cookbooks, and sewing. In her spare time, you might find Kim adventuring in the mountains, exploring local parks and trails, and finding new civic engagement opportunities in her local community, Clark County, Washington.
Favorite Quote: “For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?” -bell hooks
Favorite Place in the Northwest: Anywhere near the mountains