Grace Kong

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Grace Kong 2016

Grace Kong is a consultant, facilitator, trainer, and coach with over fifteen years of experience working to build the capacity and leadership of social change organizations. Through providing support such as leading strategic and work-plan development processes, facilitating staff/board retreats, and guiding program development, she has the honor of working with a range of impactful organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area including Asian Americans Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP), The White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), Futures Without Violence, 350.org, the Rosenberg Foundation and more. A graduate of Stanford University, Grace was a recipient of the Leadership for a Changing World Award by the Ford Foundation. Grace has been enriched by and grateful for the diverse roles and opportunities with VIA over the years including undergraduate volunteer in Thailand in 1994, cross cultural trainer to departing Thailand volunteers 1995-1996, board member 2004-2006, coordinator of the Friends of VIA alumni giving campaign in 2009, co-designer and facilitator of the pre-departure training at Stanford in 2011-2012, and program designer and facilitator for the Bay Area site visit component of the Social Enterprise Lab Fellowship for ethnic minority leaders from western China in 2013.