Contact Soon-Young Oh

Soon-Young Oh was born in South Korea but has spent most of her life in Minnesota. As a communications and media specialist at MCF, she is energized by the chance to communicate the every day work that is involved in keeping Minnesota one of the most robust states for philanthropy.

Her professional experiences that drew her to MCF’s work include having worked at the Minneapolis Foundation in their communications department, at the YWCA of Minneapolis where she helped to plan and execute the It’s Time to Talk Forum on Race, and her role at the Neighborhood Development Center where she worked closely with entrepreneurs to fulfill their marketing needs.

Soon-Young is passionate about the complex experiences of being raised outside of one’s culture of origin. She has taught English in Seoul, Korea and in Guangdong Province, China. She loves being a mother to her extroverted son and can be found drinking green tea lattes whenever possible.

Soon-Young can be reached by email at or by phone at 612.465.0716.