Vivian Gee

Philanthropic Advisor

Impact Strategist

Vivian has nearly 20 years of experience bridging business, funding, and social sector interests internationally. She has held leadership roles in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, nonprofit management, global collaboration platforms, and scaling social enterprises. 

 

As a philanthropic advisor and impact strategist, Vivian builds the capacity of funders and mission-oriented organizations. She has done comprehensive strategic planning for a Giving Pledge family with a 10-year $1 billion spend-out commitment, as well as for regional donor network raising $40M annually to fight poverty. At Temasek Trust in Singapore, Vivian focused on governance, program alignment, and oversight of the company's corporate philanthropic endowments, then totaling US $1.5B. With respect to global cooperation, Vivian has played a key role in establishing the Alliance for Financial Inclusion as the first international policy innovation network promoting financial inclusion for 1.7B unbanked adults worldwide. A former World Economic Forum Global Leadership Fellow, Vivian has fostered collaboration across businesses, governments, and civil society to promote sustainable development and inclusive economic growth. Her focus within the Foundation arm of the World Economic Forum was on building a community of social enterprises and helping them to scale their innovative solutions in partnership with companies and the public sector. 

 

In addition, Vivian has extensive field experience serving as an advisor, board member, and mentor to mission-oriented organizations, which has brought her to South Africa, Indonesia, the Philippines, Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Myanmar. At the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Vivian works with social enterprises globally to develop more robust business plans and pitch decks through a rigorous 6-month accelerator program.

 

Vivian holds an international MBA from INSEAD, and Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Engineering from Stanford University, and actively serves on alumni executive committees at these schools.

Fong has served as juror for journalism prizes awarded by the Asia Society and the Overseas Press Club and is on the advisory board for the nonprofit 100Reporters. She has appeared on CNN, CBS, ABC and her writings have been published in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and The Guardian.

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