Each year, numerous leaders have demonstrated extraordinary generosity and commitment to CKA’s mission to amplify the national voice of the Korean American community and invest in the development of its leaders. These essential partnerships and contributions are an important driving force for CKA’s ongoing impact across the country and its continuous growth over the last ten years. We honor these supporters as Legacy Partners below because of their faith in CKA. Their multi-year investments are shaping the future of this dynamic community.
Donors are Growing Trees
We have chosen trees as the metaphor to highlight how generous donors have a profound impact on the vibrancy and productivity of their surroundings and communities. Like trees, leaders start like young saplings that require much care, nourishment, and protection before it can be a big healthy tree that provides food and shelter for fauna and flowers around it. Similarly, for leaders to mature and be impactful, they need encouragement, investment, mentorship, and training throughout their life. Our generous donors provide the resources to build this nurturing ecosystem to grow a forest of impactful leaders to work toward a better world. Thus, we honor our multi-year donors below as legacy partners for leaving a deep and lasting effect on our community and the lives of Korean American leaders for generations to come.
Legacy Donor Levels
Each level represents cumulative lifetime giving and future commitments to CKA. We invite you to be a part of this philanthropic network dedicated to building a brighter future for Korean Americans.
ROSE OF SHARON (MUGUNGHWA) SOCIETY
The rose of Sharon or the mugunghwa means “eternal blossom that never fades.”
REDWOOD TREE (SAM NAMU) PARTNER
The redwood tree symbolizes wellness, safety, longevity, wisdom, and communication.
Gideon & Susie Yu
OAK TREE (DDUK GAL NAMU) PARTNER
The oak tree is a symbol of strength, resilience, courage, and power.
Michelle Rhyu & Stephen Neal
MAPLE TREE (DAN POONG NAMU) PARTNER
The maple tree symbolizes balance, promise, longevity, generosity, and intelligence.
Bill & Mary Kim
Do Won Chang
Peter & Jihee Huh
PINE TREE (SO NAMU) PARTNER
The pine tree represents longevity, virtue, solitude, growth, peace, and prosperity.
June H. Lee & David Kim
Salle Yoo & Jeffrey Gray
CHERRY TREE (BEOT-GOT NAMU) PARTNER
The cherry tree and its blossoms symbolize good fortune, luck, love, and adoration.
J. Joseph Kim
Kenneth T. Kim
Suzanne Kim Doud Galli
Kevin S. Kim
Christopher H. Ko
Michael B. Kim
Myung Ki Hong
Eugene & Carol Choi
APPLE TREE (SAGWA NAMU) PARTNER
The apple tree is believed to be a sacred tree and symbolizes abundance and love.
Hae Chan Park
K. Daniel Riew
Matthew D. Lee
Young K. Park
Peter Y.S. Kim
Jinhee Ahn Kim
Bill H. Hwang
Kee B. Park
Edward J. Lee
If you have any questions or would like to become a Legacy Partner of CKA, please contact Ruth Song, Director of Operations, at Ruth.Song@korean.councilka.org.