Northern California Grantmakers is pleased to announce that Alice Y. Hom has been named Equity and Social Justice Director.
Alice brings an intersectional approach to the world around her and her engagement in philanthropy. She is finishing her term as a Soros Equality Fellow working on Historically Queer, a podcast on historical and contemporary stories of intersectional activism by LGBTQ people of color. With over 20 years of experience in leadership development, strategic planning, organizational development, civic engagement, and fundraising, she also consults for organizations and serves as a certified professional coach for individuals in the non-profit, philanthropic, arts & culture, and higher education sectors.
“Alice has deep experience in bringing together diverse communities to nurture leaders and the organizations in which they pursue their vision for change,” says NCG President and CEO Ellen LaPointe. “Her experience and perspective are a perfect match for the work at hand. We are delighted to have Alice on our team, and excited to see how she will bring her considerable acumen to bear in our community as we continue our efforts to bend the arc towards justice.”
Alice previously served as the Director of the Queer Justice Fund at Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP). Prior to her position at AAPIP, she founded and directed the Intercultural Community Center at Occidental College where she focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
Alice holds a PhD in History from Claremont Graduate University, a MA in Asian American Studies from UCLA, and a BA in American Studies from Yale University. Governor Jerry Brown appointed Alice to the California Humanities board of directors in 2012 and Mayor Eric Garcetti appointed her to the Los Angeles City Commission on the Status of Women in 2017. She also serves on the Borealis Philanthropy board and on the Advisory Council for the Conscious Style Guide, a resource for inclusive, empowering, and respectful language. Alice co-edited an award-winning anthology, Q & A: Queer in Asian America, and has published articles in various journals and anthologies.