Ms. Song is President of the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, a private foundation that awards $8 million in grants annually to nonprofits serving low-income communities in Chicago with a focus on arts education, education, employment and health. She also serves on the board of directors at the Alliance for the Great Lakes. Prior to joining the Fry Foundation in 2003, she handled employment program grantmaking, which covered job training and welfare policy issues, at the Joyce Foundation. Before she moved into the nonprofit sector, she was a vice president of Bankers Trust Company and held positions at Citicorp Investment Bank in New York City, at the First National Bank of Chicago and at Gold Star Tele-Electric Company, in Seoul, Korea.
Ms. Song has many affiliations with philanthropic and nonprofit organizations. She was appointed by President Obama to serve on the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. She currently serves on the board of the Donors Forum of Illinois, and has served as board chair for the Asian American Justice Center, the nation’s leading Pan-Asian American civil rights group. She was also a board member of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy.
Ms. Song holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.