News Release

Lucy Kim joins Brookings as Vice President of Development

June 13, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Brookings Institution announced today that Lucy Kim has been appointed Vice President of Development. Kim comes to Brookings from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health where she most recently served as Deputy Vice Dean of Development. She will begin at Brookings in August 2019.

 “It is my sincere pleasure to welcome Lucy to the Brookings Institution,” said Brookings President John R. Allen. “Her strategic eye and breadth of experience in philanthropy, academia, and organizational development are unparalleled and will help expand Brookings’s impact now and well into the future. I look forward to working with Lucy in the years to come.”

At Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Kim oversaw all levels of fundraising and development strategy, in addition to managing volunteer leadership activities during the final two years of the record-breaking Harvard Campaign. Kim has also held fundraising and management responsibilities at Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

In addition to her development work, Kim is a trained opera singer and was previously the Administrative Director of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, an intensive summer training program for high school classical musicians.

Kim has led Public Narrative workshops for numerous advocacy organizations as a vehicle for community organizing, collective action, and social change. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in voice performance from Boston University and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, respectively. She also earned a Master of Education in Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

At Brookings, Kim will work closely with the President to provide philanthropic strategy, vision, leadership, and guidance to help the institution’s research and programmatic activities achieve their financial goals. Her background and ability to take great ideas from conception to execution will ensure that all areas of development operations are strategically organized and managed to achieve maximum success.

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