APA Judging Committee

  • A major responsibility is judging nominees using scientific, transparent, and fair process.
  • Is comprised of about 100 professionals from various professional sectors including social welfare, medical treatment, education, culture/art, media, advocacy, management, and legal circles.
  • Is responsible to evaluate APA nominees for 6 different award categories, which are the Philanthropist of the Year, Fundraiser of the Year, NPO of the Year, Woman Philanthropist, Youth Philanthropist, and Lifetime Achievement.
  • Chair

Jong Soo Lee   President of Social Investment Bank

  • Philanthropist Divising Chair

In Cho Jung  Chairman of Bucheon Hope Foundation

  • Philanthropist Divising Vice Chair

Mi Jung Son  Deputy director of Seoul Arts Center

  • Lifetime Achievement Award Division Chair

Yong Joo Park Head of GB STYLE

  • Lifetime Achievement Award Division Vice Chair

Hyun Woo Lee Professor of Hanyang University

  • Youth Philanthropist Division Chair

Young Joon Choi Professor of  Yonsei University

  • Youth Philanthropist Division Vice Chair

Kayla Jisoo Lee Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools AAPBS Associate Director

  • NPO Division Chair

Kwang Jae Lee  permanent director of Walk Together Welfare Foundation

  • NPO Division Vice Chair

Hyo Jin Kim  Director, United Way Korea

  • Fundraiser Division Chair

Hyun Soo Kim  CFRE, Vice President of International Council for Nonprofit Management

  • Fundraiser Division Vice Chair

Jong Ho Park Director of Korea Food for the Hungry International

  • Chair

Jong Soo Lee   President of Social Investment Bank

  • Philanthropist Divising Chair

Tea Sun Kwon  Councilor of Huffington Post Korea Co-founder of Korean Federation for Environmental Movements, Korea

  • Lifetime Achievement Award Division Chair

Hag Bong Kang  Head of Fundraising Division, United Way Korea

  • Woman Philanthropist Division Chair

Hyun Sook Jeon  ex-Secretary General of YWCA seoul

  • Youth Philanthropist Division Chair

Jin Soo Yeom  Chairman of Better World Corporation

  • NPO Division Chair

Kyung Hak Paik  Executive Director of Purme Foundation

  • Fundraiser Division Chair

Bekay Ahn  CFRE, President of International Council for Nonprofit Management

  • Chair

Jong Soo Lee   President of Social Investment Bank

  • Philanthropist Divising Chair

Tea Sun Kwon  Councilor of Huffington Post Korea Co-founder of Korean Federation for Environmental Movements, Korea

  • Lifetime Achievement Award Division Chair

Hag Bong Kang  Head of Fundraising Division, United Way Korea

  • Woman Philanthropist Division Chair

Hyun Sook Jeon  ex-Secretary General of YWCA seoul

  • Youth Philanthropist Division Chair

Jin Soo Yeom  Chairman of Better World Corporation

  • NPO Division Chair

Kyung Hak Paik  Executive Director of Purme Foundation

  • Fundraiser Division Chair

Bekay Ahn  CFRE, President of International Council for Nonprofit Management

  • Chair

Jung Sook Yoon   Former Secretary General of Beautiful Foundation

  • Philanthropist Divising Chair

Jung Hun Kim  Professor Emeritus of Kongju University, Former Chairman of Arts Council Korea, Artist

  • NPO Division Chair

Kyung Hak Paik  Executive Director of Purme Foundation

  • Fundraiser Division Chair

Bekay Ahn  CFRE, President of International Council for Nonprofit Management

  • Woman Philanthropist Division Chair

Ki Nam Park  Secretary General of Korea Foundation for Women

  • Lifetime Achievement Award Division Chair

Hag Bong Kang  Head of Fundraising Division, United Way Korea

  • Youth Philanthropist Division Chair

Jin Soo Yeom  Chairman of Better World Corporation

  • Chair

Jung Sook Yoon  Former Secretary General of Beautiful Foundation

  • 부문별 심사위원장

Hag Bong Kang  Head of Fundraising Division, United Way Korea

Ki Nam Park  Secretary General of Korea Foundation for Women

Kyung Hak Paik  Executive Director of Purme Foundation

Bekay Ahn  CFRE, President of International Council for Nonprofit Management

Jong Soo Lee  President of Social Investment Bank, Korea

Seung Sil Jeon  Head of Nanum Educational Research Institute

+ 2019
  • Chair

Jong Soo Lee   President of Social Investment Bank

  • Philanthropist Divising Chair

In Cho Jung  Chairman of Bucheon Hope Foundation

  • Philanthropist Divising Vice Chair

Mi Jung Son  Deputy director of Seoul Arts Center

  • Lifetime Achievement Award Division Chair

Yong Joo Park Head of GB STYLE

  • Lifetime Achievement Award Division Vice Chair

Hyun Woo Lee Professor of Hanyang University

  • Youth Philanthropist Division Chair

Young Joon Choi Professor of  Yonsei University

  • Youth Philanthropist Division Vice Chair

Kayla Jisoo Lee Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools AAPBS Associate Director

  • NPO Division Chair

Kwang Jae Lee  permanent director of Walk Together Welfare Foundation

  • NPO Division Vice Chair

Hyo Jin Kim  Director, United Way Korea

  • Fundraiser Division Chair

Hyun Soo Kim  CFRE, Vice President of International Council for Nonprofit Management

  • Fundraiser Division Vice Chair

Jong Ho Park Director of Korea Food for the Hungry International

+ 2018
  • Chair

Jong Soo Lee   President of Social Investment Bank

  • Philanthropist Divising Chair

Tea Sun Kwon  Councilor of Huffington Post Korea Co-founder of Korean Federation for Environmental Movements, Korea

  • Lifetime Achievement Award Division Chair

Hag Bong Kang  Head of Fundraising Division, United Way Korea

  • Woman Philanthropist Division Chair

Hyun Sook Jeon  ex-Secretary General of YWCA seoul

  • Youth Philanthropist Division Chair

Jin Soo Yeom  Chairman of Better World Corporation

  • NPO Division Chair

Kyung Hak Paik  Executive Director of Purme Foundation

  • Fundraiser Division Chair

Bekay Ahn  CFRE, President of International Council for Nonprofit Management

+ 2017
  • Chair

Jong Soo Lee   President of Social Investment Bank

  • Philanthropist Divising Chair

Tea Sun Kwon  Councilor of Huffington Post Korea Co-founder of Korean Federation for Environmental Movements, Korea

  • Lifetime Achievement Award Division Chair

Hag Bong Kang  Head of Fundraising Division, United Way Korea

  • Woman Philanthropist Division Chair

Hyun Sook Jeon  ex-Secretary General of YWCA seoul

  • Youth Philanthropist Division Chair

Jin Soo Yeom  Chairman of Better World Corporation

  • NPO Division Chair

Kyung Hak Paik  Executive Director of Purme Foundation

  • Fundraiser Division Chair

Bekay Ahn  CFRE, President of International Council for Nonprofit Management

+ 2016
  • Chair

Jung Sook Yoon   Former Secretary General of Beautiful Foundation

  • Philanthropist Divising Chair

Jung Hun Kim  Professor Emeritus of Kongju University, Former Chairman of Arts Council Korea, Artist

  • NPO Division Chair

Kyung Hak Paik  Executive Director of Purme Foundation

  • Fundraiser Division Chair

Bekay Ahn  CFRE, President of International Council for Nonprofit Management

  • Woman Philanthropist Division Chair

Ki Nam Park  Secretary General of Korea Foundation for Women

  • Lifetime Achievement Award Division Chair

Hag Bong Kang  Head of Fundraising Division, United Way Korea

  • Youth Philanthropist Division Chair

Jin Soo Yeom  Chairman of Better World Corporation

+ 2015
  • Chair

Jung Sook Yoon  Former Secretary General of Beautiful Foundation

  • 부문별 심사위원장

Hag Bong Kang  Head of Fundraising Division, United Way Korea

Ki Nam Park  Secretary General of Korea Foundation for Women

Kyung Hak Paik  Executive Director of Purme Foundation

Bekay Ahn  CFRE, President of International Council for Nonprofit Management

Jong Soo Lee  President of Social Investment Bank, Korea

Seung Sil Jeon  Head of Nanum Educational Research Institute