Empowering Futures: The Victor Jung Family FoundationTransforming Lives, One Child at a Time
Philanthropy and Purpose
Welcome to the Victor Jung Family Foundation, the charitable arm of Victor Jung, a New York City philanthropist dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children. Born and raised in the vibrant streets of New York City to immigrant parents, Victor Jung’s humble upbringing has instilled in him a deep sense of compassion and a strong desire to give back to his community. As a product of public schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade, Victor Jung understands the importance of access to quality education and opportunities for all children, regardless of their background.
Empowering Communities, Inspiring Change
At the Victor Jung Family Foundation, we aim to empower children and foster their potential for a brighter future. We believe that every child deserves the chance to thrive, and we are committed to supporting organizations focused on improving the lives of young individuals. Our philanthropic efforts extend to the local Chinatown community in Manhattan, where Victor Jung attended elementary school. By partnering with local Asian American Pacific Islander organizations, we aim to strengthen the bonds of unity and uplift the voices of underrepresented communities.
A Catalyst for Impact
Victor Jung’s dedication to philanthropy extends beyond his role as a successful entrepreneur and leader at General Electric Company. As an active member of the AAPI Executive Committee, he has played a pivotal role in advancing the interests and welfare of the Asian American Pacific Islander community. Through his tireless efforts and generous contributions, Victor Jung has become a catalyst for change, inspiring others to join him on the path of making a positive impact.
Together, We Can Make a Difference.
Outside of his professional endeavors, Victor Jung is a committed philanthropist who cares deeply about giving back to the community. While he supports a wide range of causes, Victor is most passionate about causes that empower children. Jung is a major supporter of Fred’s Team, Ronald McDonald House, St. Judes, the Sandy Hook Foundation, Hour Children, and Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Fred’s Team is a fundraising program with a lifesaving mission: to bring us one step closer to a world without cancer. Fred’s Team is a collection of athletes of all abilities who compete in marathons and other events worldwide to raise money for lifesaving research at Memorial Sloan Kettering. The team has raised more than $70 million for the organization. The money Fred’s Team raises goes directly to MSK. As a world leader in cancer science and innovation, running with Fred’s Team improves research and care not only at MSK, but everywhere around the globe. If you are interested in learning more about Fred’s Team, please check out their official website.
Ronald McDonald House
Since 1974, Ronald McDonald House has created programs that strengthen families during difficult times. The organization provides vital resources and compassionate care to children and their families. A Ronald McDonald House is that “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little to no cost. If you are interested in learning more about the Ronald McDonald House, please check out their official website.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Founded in 1962, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children’s catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is a leading children’s hospital that pioneers research and treatments for kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Michael Harper is a supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital because he believes that all children deserve the opportunity to get quality care so that they can become healthy and reach their full potential in life. If you are interested in learning more about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, please check out their official website.
Sandy Hook Promise
Several family members whose loved ones perished at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, founded and are in charge of the national non-profit organization known as Sandy Hook Promise. The intent of the organization is to honor all victims of gun violence by turning this tragedy into a moment of transformation by providing programs and practices that protect children and prevent the senseless, tragic loss of life. If you are interested in learning more about Sandy Hook Promise, please check out their official website.
Hour Children was named to acknowledge the important hours that shape the life of a child with an incarcerated mother – the hour of their mother’s arrest, the hour of their visit, and the hour of her release. The organization was founded more than 25 years ago, and has continued to work hard towards ending the cycle of intergenerational incarceration since its inception.
Hour Children’s mission is to help incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children successfully rejoin the community, reunify with their families, and build healthy, independent, and secure lives. To accomplish this, Hour Children provides compassionate and comprehensive services and encourages all to live and interact with dignity and respect. If you are interested in learning more about Hour Children, please check out their official website.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a non-profit organization that arranges experiences described as “wishes” to children with life-threatening medical conditions. The organization believes that a wish experience can truly be a game-changer in a child’s life. This one belief guides the organization and inspires thousands to volunteer their time and resources to help change the lives of the kids they serve. If you are interested in learning more about the Make a Wish Foundation, please check out their official website.