Unmi Song


Lloyd A. Fry Foundation


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Unmi Song is President of the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, a private foundation that supports nonprofits serving low-income communities in Chicago in the areas of Arts Learning, Education, Employment, and Health. Across all of its funding areas, the foundation’s focus is on helping organizations: Build capacity; Develop successful program innovations; and Share knowledge. It is especially interested in efforts to test models or develop knowledge that can contribute to advancements in the field.

Ms. Song holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Chicago. Ms. Song was a vice president at Bankers Trust Company and held positions at Citicorp Investment Bank in New York City, at the First National Bank of Chicago and at Gold Star Tele-Electric Company, in Seoul, Korea. Prior to joining the Fry Foundation, she directed grantmaking focused on job training and welfare policy issues at the Joyce Foundation.

She currently serves on the board of the Metropolitan Planning Council. She was appointed by President Obama to serve on the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. She has served on the boards of the Alliance for the Great Lakes, Forefront (Donors Forum of Illinois) and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, and she has served as board chair for Asian Americans Advancing Justice, a national civil rights organization.

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