As Director of Family Philanthropy at Seattle Foundation, Kim directs the foundation’s philanthropic advising and leadership work with multiple generation families. She specializes in helping people develop personalized giving plans that drive community impact while providing meaningful philanthropic work. She is recognized nationally for leadership in family philanthropy consulting.
Born and raised in Seattle, Kim has been working in the local philanthropic sector for twenty years. Through her decade-long work in youth philanthropy leadership at the City of Mercer Island, Kim activated over 1000 Millennials, igniting their skills and passion for community, social justice and environmental service. A former Executive Director and Program Officer, Kim brings nonprofit management experience and trusted community relationships to her work with philanthropic partners. She is guided by a deep trust in the community and believes effective philanthropy must include active listening and authentic relationship building. She holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology and Humanities and currently devotes her voluntary leadership work to expanding generosity and advancing progressive initiatives as a board member of Bolder Giving. Kim is often called upon to train peers across the country in the community foundation field. She thrives creatively on innovating philanthropic approaches and tools which guide the Seattle Foundation’s philanthropic advising team. Most recently, Kim has been coaching a new philanthropist and guiding the development of a large new private foundation poised to make a meaningful impact in closing the academic achievement and opportunity gaps in King County Washington. She approaches the work with active listening and an empowerment model, so the founder will flourish as a strategic, compassionate, and impactful philanthropic leader.