May Leong

Director of Donor Services and Administrative Support

May Leong joins EBCF as Director of Donor Services. She is a passionate community builder, with more than 30 years of experience in a variety of positions from Wall Street to Tokyo, Seattle, and San Francisco. She worked at the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco as Acting Executive Director and prior to that served as the Executive Director at Donaldina Cameron House.

May has directed fundraising teams at nonprofits focused on effectively serving K-12 kids of color, homeless youth, and vulnerable seniors in the areas of education, housing and social services. She was the co-founder and Executive Director of DigitalEve, the first international nonprofit for women involved with the Internet, and grew the organization to serve 31 chapters in five countries with 15,000 members, using web technology and traveling to meet personally with chapter leaders to develop strong relationships and trust.

May’s business experience includes working at Xerox, The FDIC, Townsend-Greenspan, Montgomery Securities, and The Body Shop. After earning her MA in English from San Francisco State University, she taught English as a Second Language at college and university programs in the SF Bay area, Seattle, and Japan. She and her family have been living in the East Bay since 2013 and she loves calling West Oakland home. When not working, May enjoys sleeping in on weekends, sailing, watching movies, trying new foods, and reading a good young adult novel. She finished her first novel last year, The World of Aya.