Son leads initiatives that connect leaders in professional advising, business, and philanthropy with EBCF’s mission and to deepen their investments in social movements.
For over a decade, Son has facilitated collaboration across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to address racial and economic inequities across the Bay Area. Son began his career as an organizer in the labor movement in his hometown of San Jose. There, he realized the power of multi-sector, cross-racial coalitions to advance systems change, especially for working families and Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities. Son has since incorporated these values in stewarding nearly $1 Billion in charitable assets globally. In New York City, he consulted family foundation and corporate clients at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, KIND Snacks, and BDO FMA. Previously, at Silicon Valley Community Foundation he worked alongside donors and their professional advisors to engage in multi-generational, community philanthropy rooted in trust, racial equity, and racial justice.
Son holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from NYU Wagner and a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies and American Studies from UC Berkeley. He is certified in philanthropic advising as a CAP® at The American College of Financial Services and 21/64. Son also has a certificate in project leadership from Cornell University, as well as certifications in nonprofit finance and business analytics.
Based in Oakland, Son lives with his partner and their German Shepherd mix. He gives back to his alma mater by inspiring alumni giving and mentorship. Beyond work, Son enjoys music festivals and the local foodie scene.
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