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Grace Hong, Chief Development Officer, Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Grace Hong is the Chief Development Officer at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, DC's premier arts public high school. Prior to her position at Ellington, Grace was Director of Development of Children's National Heart Institute at Children's National Medical Center for nearly 10 years. Grace started her career in fundraising in Washington, DC in the development offices of the Levine School of Music and Washington Hospital Center. Grace has been an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) DC Chapter since 1998 and was president of the board in 2007. She has served on numerous AFP DC committees including Resource Development, Bridge to Integrated Marketing and Fundraising Conference, National Capital Philanthropy Day, and Leadership/Nominating. She has served on AFP International Task Forces including New Markets, Leadership and Professional Advancement. Grace recently served as secretary of the board of House of Mercy's Rosemount Center, a bi-lingual day care center serving low-income families in Mt. Pleasant. And she spent 6 years as a volunteer piano teacher and board member of Sitar Arts Center, and served as board president. Grace is a graduate of Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music where she received dual Bachelor's degrees in Piano Performance and English. She received her Masters of Arts in Arts Management from American University. Grace is also a member of the Kenyon Piano Quartet and formerly sang with the Washington Chorus.