Mae Hong is a director at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. She is based in Chicago and is responsible for building RPA’s presence in serving individual donors, foundations and corporations throughout the Midwest. She was previously programme director at the Field Foundation of Illinois. Her funding expertise includes children, youth and families; poverty alleviation; women and girls' issues; and advocacy. She has also been actively involved in RPA’s leadership on the issue of diversity in philanthropy. She currently serves on the board of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, the Illinois Humanities Council, and the Daystar Center.