Staff Members

Carolyn Wang Kong

President & Executive Director

Carolyn is the President and Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Fund and is responsible for leading the Fund’s strategy.

Carolyn has worked for the past 20 years to create health equity for communities across California. Prior to the Fund, she served as the Chief Program Director at Blue Shield of California Foundation, a statewide philanthropy with a dual mission of increasing health equity and ending domestic violence.… Read More

Sue May

Senior Manager, Scholarships & Donor Relations

Sue enjoys making sure things run smoothly at the Asian Pacific Fund, and believes in its mission to help strengthen the Bay Area’s Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Prior to the Fund, she was the Administrative, Volunteer and HR Coordinator at Children’s Creativity Museum. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two active teens.

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Patricia Sebastian

Development & Administrative Coordinator

Patricia is responsible for database management and supporting the team to ensure that the Asian Pacific Fund meets its operational & developmental goals.

Patricia is passionate about serving vulnerable communities and advocating for social equity. She brings experience and perspectives from her time working with non-profits, grassroots organizations, and student-led advocacy groups. Patricia holds a B.S. in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MSW from California State University of Northridge.… Read More

Gurpreet Tung

Director of Development

Gurpreet provides thoughtful leadership to create a strategic development plan that mobilizes resources to support the Bay Area’s most vulnerable Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

She does this by growing and nurturing the Asian Pacific Fund’s base of individual, corporate and foundation donors and works closely with the Fund’s executive director, board of directors, advisory council, and other key stakeholders.

Gurpreet brings over 12 years of experience in non-profit fundraising and is passionate about working to create meaningful change.… Read More

Joan Van

Corporate & Community Liaison

Joan manages the Asian Pacific Fund’s relations with affiliate organizations and grantees, and facilitates the grant application process as well as the Fund’s other funding initiatives.

Joan has spent over 25 years in media advertising sales, most recently at Comcast and AT&T. She was responsible for increasing advertising revenues from national companies such as United Airlines, American Express and McDonald’s, and raising over $500,000-1,000,000 in new business annually through corporate sponsorships, traditional and nontraditional revenue streams.… Read More

Pei-Un Yee

Senior Manager, Communications & Events

Pei-Un is responsible for the Fund’s communications strategy and efforts to advance the organization’s mission, vision and values. She also manages the planning and execution of events including the API Summit, the national Give In May campaign, the Chang-Lin Tien Leadership in Education Award and the Annual Gala.

Pei-Un brings experience from the nonprofit sector, working to preserve the cultural heritage of underrepresented communities while advocating in protection of their rights and for equal access to resources.… Read More