Thuong Phan (she/her) is the Development Manager at the Vietnamese Association of Illinois. She is responsible for implementing strategies to expand foundation support, increase donor engagement, and diversify fundraising through effective community relationship building. Prior to joining VAI, she served as the Community Organizer at the Coalition for a Better Chinese American, where she supported various community projects and facilitated youth leadership development. In her work, Thuong hopes to strengthen people’s relationships with their community and connect people to opportunities that allow them to shape their communities. She holds an MSW degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a B.S in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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