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Christine Park

Former President, New York Life Foundation

Christine Park was the president of the New York Life Foundation until 2014. In addition, Ms. Park was vice president of New York Life’s Corporate Responsibility Department.

Prior to joining New York Life, Ms. Park served as president of the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation and as first vice president and manager of corporate giving for Washington Mutual Bank, and for 10 years held numerous philanthropic leadership positions within the Dayton Hudson Corporation (now the Target Corporation) in Minneapolis. Prior to joining Dayton Hudson, Ms. Park was an assistant to the mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, and worked as a school teacher and community organizer.

Ms. Park served two terms on the board of directors of the national Council on Foundations as well as several years as chair of their Corporate Advisory Committee. She served as the board chair of Philanthropy New York, formerly the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers, and is a past Chair of the Conference Board’s Contributions Council, on which she continues to serve. Ms. Park is also a board member of The Support Center in New York City.

Ms. Park earned a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Minnesota. She currently resides in South Orange, New Jersey.


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