Jai Lee Wong

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Jai Lee Wong

Template:TOCnestleft Jai Lee Wong is the Senior Program Officer and Manager of the Southern California Region at the California Endowment.

In addition to overseeing responsive grant making in this region, Ms. Wong has worked extensively on developing the Endowment's Strategic Grant Program in the area of Multicultural Health, which includes increasing Cultural Competency in health settings and Health Work Force Diversity. Prior to joining the Endowment staff, she worked on staff at the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations to improve inter-ethnic relations. Ms. Wong played a key role in mediating relationships between the Korean American and African American Communities. Ms. Wong worked at the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.

She is a Vice President of the Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy and has served on numerous boards including the Los Angeles Women's Foundation, the Multicultural Collaborative, and the USC Community Advisory Board.

In the early 2000s Ms. Wong received leadership awards from the Women and Philanthropy and the National Women's Political Caucus. She completed a three-year fellowship with the Kellogg National Fellowship Program, WK Kellogg Foundation.[1]

Jai Lee Wong is married to Kent Wong.

Committee to Free Choi Soo Lee activists

Committee to Free Choi Soo Lee activists Jeff Adachi, Peggy Saika, Warren Furutani, Jeff Mori, David Kakishiba, and Mike Suzuki, all Sansei whose families had spent the World War II years in the desolate concentration camps; Grant Din, Peggy Saika’s husband Dr. Art Chen, Susan Lew, Chris Chow, Esther Leong, Derrick Liem, and Sandra Gin, Chinese Americans; and Tom Surh, Gail Whang, Sook Nam Cho, Jai Lee Wong, Min Paek, and Han Yun, Korean Americans.[2]

Women's Leadership Circles

Women's Leadership Circles’ founding staff consists of three women of color whose professional backgrounds span community organizing, race relations and diversity training, law, technology, public health, international health and development, philanthropy and management.

WLC’s Founders: Jai Lee Wong (Executive Director), Sakinah Carter Suttiratana, and Juliana J. Kim.[3]

White House guest


On October 13, 2011, Congresswoman Judy Chu, her husband Mike Eng, and Kent Wong and Jai Lee Wong, were guests at a White House dinner to honor South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.

"A conversation with Judy Chu and Jean Quan"


This event was held Sunday July 10, 2011, Empress Pavilion, LA Chinatown.

The Host Committee consisted of