Kathy K. Im
Director, Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives
Contact - MacArthurMedia@macfound.org
Kathy Im is Director of the Media, Culture and Special Initiatives program of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
She is responsible for the Foundation’s media program, which includes support of television and radio documentaries, nonprofit journalism, and innovation in public and independent media. Her portfolio also includes a changing set of short-term, special initiatives.
Kathy is a board member of the Center for Asian American Media, a member of Grantmakers in Film and Electronic Media, and a member (and previous board chair) of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Kathy was a Fellow with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Previously, she worked at the Bank of America Foundation, the Polk Bros. Foundation, and the Field Foundation of Illinois. Kathy is a 2007 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow, a civic program for Chicago leaders.
Kathy Im earned her bachelor's degree in government from Smith College and her master's in Public Policy from the University of Chicago, where she was a founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Chicago Policy Review.
Kathy K. Im works on the following MacArthur programs and projects: