Edith Hong is the director of leadership gifts. In this capacity, she oversees the leadership giving program and manages the Centennial Campaign for the ACLU of Northern California. The centennial campaign marks the ACLU’s 100-year history of defending and preserving the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.
Edith has two decades of broad experience in fundraising across the spectrum of civil rights, higher education, and healthcare. She is committed to contributing meaningfully to support critical programs that promote social justice. Prior to joining the ACLU, she was an independent fundraising consultant and coach. She worked closely with clients to create donor-centric fundraising plans that align with an organization’s vision.
Edith has also worked at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, as the director of development, revitalizing individual, corporate, and special event donations. While at the American Diabetes Association (ADA), she directed a regional major and planned giving program and initiated special projects within high-risk minority communities to fund diabetes research. Edith’s efforts led to the creation of the ADA’s first Asian American and Pacific Islander diabetes research project.
Edith serves as a board member of the Asian Women’s Shelter and enjoys traveling internationally.