We are an independent, not-for-profit foundation based in the United States. The Foundation focuses on fostering leadership in new generations of the Korean American community through various initiatives, including KASCON and Tribe.
Since its birth in 1987 at Princeton University, the Korean American Students Conference (KASCON) has touched the lives of thousands of Korean-American students. The Conference has helped them explore their heritage and shape their future roles in American society by bringing them in touch with each other and with prominent Korean-American role models. Now in its third decade of existence, KASCON enjoys a success unimagined by its original founders and past organizers.
Past organizers created the Mirae Foundation to link Conferences to one another and to ensure that KASCON remains a student-run conference that also benefits from the advice and experience of past organizers, speakers, and supporters. The Foundation consists of the Board of Directors, which provides strategic vision for the Foundation, and the Executive Team, which liaises with the Conference board and manages the day-to-day operations of the Foundation.