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Daniel Lee

Levi Strauss Foundation
Executive Director
Daniel Jae-Won Lee is the Executive Director of the Levi Strauss Foundation, an independent private foundation that conveys the pioneering spirit and enduring values of Levi Strauss & Co.: originality, empathy, integrity and courage. He leads the Foundation's international grant making in four areas: confronting HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination, advancing worker rights in the apparel industry, helping low-income people save and invest in their futures, and advancing social justice. He joined Levi Strauss in 2003 as Community Affairs Manager for the Asia Pacific Division in Singapore, and subsequently served as the Director of Global Grant Making Programs. Daniel has extensive experience with international non-governmental organizations in the fields of human rights, HIV/AIDS and social justice. He served as Senior Program Officer for Asia and Pacific at the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) and on the founding board of the Massachusetts Asian AIDS Prevention Project. He is a Board member of Funders Concerned about AIDS (FCAA), a Board member of the Council on Foundations, a Board member of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) and a member of the Asia-Oceania Advisory Council of the Global Fund for Women. He received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude in Religion and History from Princeton University and a Master of Divinity from Harvard University.