About KHIF2018-12-28T14:54:17+00:00

About KHIF

The KHIF (Kyung Hee International Foundation, Inc.) was chartered as a Charitable Organization and incorporated in the State of New York USA in January 2001. The KHIF is exempt from Federal Income Tax under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in section 501 (c) (3).

Mission Statement

The mission of the Kyung Hee International Foundation, Inc. is to raise and manage funds in order to contribute for the benefit and prosperity of Kyung Hee University and the enablement of Kyung Hee University’s fulfillment for a “Cultural World for Humanity”.

History of KHIF

May 1999

Several Kyung Hee University Alumni residing in the USA attended the 50th Anniversary of Kyung Hee University in Korea and discussed to establish Kyung Hee International Foundation for the benefit and prosperity of Kyung Hee University to commemorate its 50th Anniversary. Dr. Chungwon Choue, the president of Kyung Hee University expressed his great interest in the idea and encouraged to include all Kyung Hee Alumni worldwide.

May 1999 – December 1999

Some of the Kyung Hee alumni residing in the USA started to participate in KHIF by becoming Charter Members, drafting the Charter and publicized for more participants and exchanged their thoughts with the International Relations Center of Kyung Hee University.

January 2000

KHIF hired attorney Allen M. Schwartz, ESQ. in New York, as counsel to legally assemble the Charter.

May 2000 – August 2000

About 30 alumuni signed in as Charter Members and started to review in detail the draft of the KHIF Charter.

September 2000 – November 2000

One of the Charter Members, Mr. Kwan Young Chough, a CPA in Washington D.C., recommended to establish KHIF as a Not-For-Profit Organization. Another charter member Dr. Hong Yul Park, Ph.D. who is a professor at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan, reviewed the English version of the Charter and the 42 charter members participated are as follows:

Mr. Dong Il Bae
1909 S. Fallsmeadway
Potomac, MD 20854

Mr. Woong Ki Baik
28815 Pacific H.way #4B
Federal Way, WA 98003

Mr. Byung Tae Cho
350 Karin Lane
Hicksville, NY 11801

Mr. Jae Heung Choi
227 Jener Rd
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Mr. Kwan Young Chough
9201 Paddeck Lane
Potomac, MD 20854

Dr. Benjamin Chu, R.Ph.D.
118-4 N. Broad Ave
Palisades Park, NJ 07650

Dr. Ke Young Chu, Ph.D.
1230 Kensington Rd
McLean, VA 22101

Mr. Jau Kook Chung
4728 Harbour Heights Dr
Mukilteo, WA 98275

Mr. Kwan Mook Chung
7888 Dagget St #104
San Diego, CA 92112

Mr. Kyu Mo Chung
1729 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

Mr. Sung Won Chung
136-25 37th Ave #403
Flushing, NY 11354

Mr. Yong Chung
142-15 Franklyn Ave #3M
Flushing, NY 11355

Mr. Man Shik Eum
731 Smoke Hollow Trail
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417

Mr. Dong Jo Han
154-53 SE 67th St
Bellevue, WA 98006

Mr. Tae Joon Hong
4400 130th Pl. South West
Mukilteo, WA 98275

Mr. Hyung Bin Im
43-23 Colden St #27J
Flushing, NY 11355

Mr. Chung Hwan Kim
15807 SE 56th Place
Bellevue, WA 98006

Mr. Hak Byung Kim
22703 Lakeview Dr. E7
Mountlake Terr., WA 98043

Mr. James Jin Kim
1184 Abelia Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Mr. Jong Hwan Kim
5725 Buford Hyway #220
Doraville, GA 30340

Mr. Hyun Taek Kim
3455 Ocean View Blvd
Glendale, CA 91208

Mr. Young Shik Kim
2000 Baltimore St
Baltimore, MD 21201

Mr. Dong Soo Kwak
2069 Middle Country Rd
Centereach, NY 11720

Mr. Chong Wan Lee
4810 Old Stump Dr. NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Mr. Kum Ku Lee
34 Richard Rd.
Edison, NJ 08820

Mr. Kwang Hee Lee
4747 North Hamlin
Chicago, IL 60625

Dr. Soo Ho Lee
136-78 39th Ave #2055
Flushing, NY 11354

Mr. Luck Myung Lim
3 Maple Crest Ct
Potomac, MD 20854

Mr. Hui Dong Mun
9747 Sandpoint Way NE
Seattle, WA 92115

Mr. Sang Surk Noah
520 8th Ave, 22nd Flr
New York, NY 10018

Mr. Myung Sub O
111 E. Carson St #10
Carson, CA 90745

Dr. Hong Youl Park, Ph.D.
4703 Stillmeadow Dr
Saginaw, MI 48603

Mr. Uk Hyun Park
6220 Guilford Dr
Alexandria, VA 22310

Dr. Yoon Shik Park, Ph.D.
515 Chesapeake Dr
Great Falls, VA 22066

Dr. Hak Eun Rhee
1995 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89104

Mr. Kee Tae Rhee
3864 113th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Mr. Hyun Ok Shin
19 Grand Pine Ct
Dix Hills, NY 11746

Mr. Young Ho Shin
1135 W. Cheltenham Ave #100
Melrose Park, PA 19027

Mrs. Yang Nina Sue
648 Westminster Ave
Elizabeth, NJ 07208

Mr. Jin Suk Yang
4 Church Ct
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Mr. In Yong Yi, ESQ.
115 Broad Ave
Palisades Park, NJ 07650

Dr. Mee Ree Yun, MD.
7002 A Littleriver Tnpk.
Annadale, VA 22003

December 2000

42 Charter Members of KHIF elected the following 7 Members of Board of Directors from November 16, 2000 to November 30, 2000 by vote with mail ballot.

  • DONG IL BAE – Former Chairman of LA Alumni Association
  • MR. BYUNG TAE CHO  – Chairman of NY Alumni Association
  • MR. JAI KOOK CHUNG  – Former Chairman of Seattle Alumni Association
  • MR. JAMES JIN KIM  – Former Chairman of LA Alumni Association
  • DR. SOO HO LEE  – Former Chairman of NY Alumni Association
  • MR. SANG SURK NOAH  – Chairman of the Charter Members Association of KHIF
  • MR. JIN SUK YANG  – Vice Mayor of Corte Madera, California

January 11, 2001

Kyung Hee International Foundation, Inc. was registered in the State of New York as a Not-For-Profit Organization.

January 19, 2001

In order to commemorate and celebrate the establishment of KHIF, Kyung Hee Family Night was held at the Seoul Plaza Banquet Hall in New York City with Dr. Chungwon Choue, the president of Kyung Hee University and Dr. Dong Han, the deputy of the Kyung Hee International Exchange Center. The Family Night was organized and conducted magnificently by Mr. Byung Tae Cho, the Chairman of the New York Alumni Association.

February, 2001

7 Members of Board of Directors of KHIF elected Mr. Byung Tae Cho as the Chairman of the Board from February 15, 2001 to February 28, 2001 by vote with mail ballot.

The Charter Members Association of KHIF has been dissolved as of February 28, 2001 and the KHIF officially started on March 1, 2001 under the great leadership of Mr. Byung Tae Cho, the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

The First Term of Board of Directors: March 1, 2001 – February 28, 2005
Chairman – Byung Tae Cho
Directors – Jin Mo Kim, Sang Surk Noah, Dong Il Bae, Jai Kook Chung, and Jin Suk Yang

The Second Term of Board of Directors: March 1, 2005 – February 28, 2009
Chairman – Byung Tae Cho
Directors – Jin Mo Kim, Sang Surk Noah, Kwang Young Chough, Jai Kook Chung, Jin Suk Yang, and Soo Ho Lee

The Third Term of Board of Directors: March 1, 2009 – February 28, 2013
Chairman – Byung Tae Cho
Directors – Jin Mo Kim, Sang Surk Noah, Kwan Young Chough, Jai Kook Chung, Hong Yul Park and Soo Ho Lee

The Fourth Term of Board of Directors: March 1, 2013 – February 28, 2017
Chairman – Sang Surk Noah
Directors – Young Kil Kim, Hong Yul Park, Chong Soo Pyun, Young Soo Shin, Byung Don Ahn, Man Shik Um, Soo Ho Lee, Chong Wan Lee, Kwan Young Chough, Byung Tae Cho, and Doo Young Choi