Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Ahl Foundation Inc

  • New York, NY
  • ahlfoundation.org

Mission Statement

Sook Nyu Kim found her inspiration early in life – to help others with special abilities and special needs. As reflected in her undergraduate degree, Educational Psychology at Ewha Women’s University, and her masters degree in Special Education for mentally retarded childfree at Brooklyn College, Graduate School, City University of New York. Ms. Kim had a profound desire to help others with unique needs and gifts. Her interest in the arts combined with her desire to help young artists who were disadvantaged and underrepresented. To that end, she established one of the first Korean-American art galleries, Hankook Art Gallery in New York City to showcase the work of young Korean American artists from 1976 to 1981. As a businesswoman and an immigrant, she was recognized and awarded by Mayor Koch in 1986 winning a “Successful Immigrant Woman in America” award. She was also the subject of an NBC documentary that chronicles her life story entitled “Sook Nyu Kim, Successful Immigrant Woman in America” in that same year.
Ms. Kim’s positive influence in the community was also reflected when she was chosen to serve on the Board of Directors for the Organization of African American & Korean American Solidarity from 2001-2007. Ms. Kim holds an unflappable belief that improving the race relations between the African America and the Korean communities would greatly enhance and strengthen both communities. Ms. Kim’s civic contributions are reflected in her written works. She contributed as a columnist on current events at the Korea Daily News from 1999 to 2006, Josun Daily News from 1988-1999, and recognized by the Korea Essayist Association in 2002. She is also the published author of a collection of essays “House Surrounded by Hibiscus Fence” published in 2004, and “Reflected on a Mirror” published in 1997.
Ms. Kim has also continued her tireless efforts to further the achievements of young Korean American visual artists, and to expose and promote their work through grants and exhibitions in New York City. In 2003, she established the non-profit AHL Foundation. AHL stands for Art, Humanity, and Love, which reflects Ms. Kim’s philosophy. Through opportunity and education, an appreciation for the contributions made by young Korean American artists will be shared by the art community and art enthusiasts which will extend beyond cultural barriers. Ms. Kim believes that art is universal – and champions that vision through AHL’s art classes (on both Western and Eastern art), studio and museum tours, and exhibitions. All of AHL’s programs are open to the public. Most recently, her efforts to expand and showcase the contributions of these artists was recognized when she was chosen as the recipient of the County of Nassau Award “Citation: Appreciation for the Dedicated Service to the Community” in 2010. Ms. Kim’s achievements reflect her ongoing commitment and her dedication to her community.

Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

ruling year

2003

President since 2014

Self-reported

Mrs. Sook Nyu Kim

Program Director/ Curator since 2014

Self-reported

Dr. Kyunghee Pyun Ph.D.

Keywords

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nonprofit, Art, Visual Art, scholarship, competition, Art culture, Korean

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Also Known As

Ahl Foundation, Inc

EIN

52-2372747

 Number

6716980663

Physical Address

420 W 23rd St Suite 7A

New York, NY 10011

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (A12)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Service Areas

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New York

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AHL FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Aug 01-Jul 31

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President

Mrs. Sook Nyu Kim

Program Director/ Curator

Dr. Kyunghee Pyun Ph.D.

BIO

Sook Nyu Kim found her inspiration early in life – to help others with special abilities and special needs. As reflected in her undergraduate degree, Educational Psychology at Ewha Women’s University, and her masters degree in Special Education for mentally retarded childfree at Brooklyn College, Graduate School, City University of New York. Ms. Kim had a profound desire to help others with unique needs and gifts. Her interest in the arts combined with her desire to help young artists who were disadvantaged and underrepresented. To that end, she established one of the first Korean-American art galleries, Hankook Art Gallery in New York City to showcase the work of young Korean American artists from 1976 to 1981. As a businesswoman and an immigrant, she was recognized and awarded by Mayor Koch in 1986 winning a “Successful Immigrant Woman in America” award. She was also the subject of an NBC documentary that chronicles her life story entitled “Sook Nyu Kim, Successful Immigrant Woman in America” in that same year.
Ms. Kim has also continued her tireless efforts to further the achievements of young Korean American visual artists, and to expose and promote their work through grants and exhibitions in New York City. In 2003, she established the non-profit AHL Foundation. AHL stands for Art, Humanity, and Love, which reflects Ms. Kim’s philosophy. Through opportunity and education, an appreciation for the contributions made by young Korean American artists will be shared by the art community and art enthusiasts which will extend beyond cultural barriers. Ms. Kim believes that art is universal – and champions that vision through AHL’s art classes (on both Western and Eastern art), studio and museum tours, and exhibitions. All of AHL’s programs are open to the public.

STATEMENT FROM THE President

"AHL Foundation, Inc.’s mission is threefold: 1) to seek and identify talented Korean and Korean-American artists in the United States and to promote their work; 2) to provide the artists with a forum to further develop and promote their talents; and 3) to sponsor cultural, educational, and artistic events whose function is to build a wider public awareness of Korean and Korean-American artists. AHL seeks to accomplish its mission by promoting the work of emerging Korean and Korean-American artists through exhibitions; informing and educating artists on the business side of the art practice; and building a community of supporters and art enthusiasts (made up of Koreans and non-Koreans alike) by fostering an awareness of the artists and their art through the creation of public art, exhibitions, artist studio visits, lectures, workshops, museum tours and art history classes"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Eunyoung Kang

AHL Foundation

Term: Jan 2014 - Dec 2015

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?