Former President

4th / 5th President

Eun Ae Lee

4th / 5th President

I was born in Busan, South Korea and immigrated to the United States in 1982.   I have been working with all my passion to help Korean American society for over 30 years.

I was director of the 100th Anniversary of Korean American Immigration Project Committee, Professor of Nutrition at Kings Park University, served two terms as President of the Korean American Foundation-Greater Washington, and served as President of the Inpass Orchestra. I am a painter and a member of the Korean Literary Society of Washington, a columnist of the Hankook Ilbo-Washington, and a founder and President of the Maclean Korean Language School.

Since the establishment of a Washington Korean-American Community Center Building Committee in 2014, I have served as the Chairman of the committee until 2019. Currently, I continue to volunteer for fundraising for the establishment of the Washington Korean Community Center. We recently settled on the purchase of a building to serve this purpose.

I was awarded for my community activities by the Korean American School Council in 2018, the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2015, the Presidential Volunteer award in 2013 and 2014, the Proud Korean American Award in 2013, the 2013 Cultural Heritage Administration Appreciation Plaque, the 2011 Taekwondo Scholarship Foundation Appreciation Plaque, and the 2011 Overseas Poet Yoon Dong-ju.

My major activities during my presidency of the Korean American Foundation-Greater Washington (2009-2013):

  • Korean American Day celebration annually
  • 110th anniversary of Korean immigration
  • Next Generation Conference and Youth Leadership Seminar for the Korean-American 2nd generation
  • Korean American Foundation sponsored 2011 Poet Yun Dong-joo commemoration on October 1, 2011
  • 20th Taekwondo Festival hosted by the American Taekwondo Scholarship Association
  • Hosted and sponsored the Sharing Hope Concert for North Korean Defector Youth and Dance-Sawi Hanmadang to raise funds for the Korean Community Center.
  • Hosted the Awooreum Concert by Korean Traditional Arts Youth to help the homeless in Washington D.C.
  • Helped to fundraise $80,000 donated by Korean Americans to Lee Seong-won, Secretary General of the Overseas Cultural Foundation to assist in the purchase of the Old Korean Legation building in Washington, D.C. on July 17, 2013 which now serves as a museum for Korean American diplomatic history.