Hyewon Kraemer

Director of Development

Twitter @becketlaw
Phone 202-349-7200
Education Education

M.P.A., George Mason University
B.A., Emory University

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Hyewon (pronounced Heywon) was drawn to the world of philanthropy both by accident and Providence. From a young age, her parents instilled in her the importance of stewarding one’s time/talent/treasure and taught her that even the most important and worthy causes and organizations need financial resources to carry forth their missions. Hyewon has adopted the “no money, no mission” outlook professionally since accidentally stumbling into the fundraising profession during the 2008 financial crisis.

Hyewon was invited to join the Becket team in 2016 and together with the team has grown Becket from raising $7 million to $14 million during her tenure. Hyewon oversees all aspects of Becket’s fundraising efforts including its signature Canterbury Medal Gala. Prior to Becket, Hyewon led various fundraising efforts at national charities in annual giving, foundations, major gifts, signature events, and cause marketing campaigns.

Hyewon graduated from Emory University with a Bachelors in History where she was a Watson Brown Scholar and HOPE Scholarship recipient. She received her Masters in Public Administration with a Nonprofit Management concentration from George Mason University where she graduated magna cum laude and was also a member of Pi Alpha Alpha. She participated as an Academic Fellow to the John Jay Institute, a program in theology and political philosophy.

When she’s not working with her team and leadership to grow and support Becket’s donor base, Hyewon can be seen volunteering at her church with her husband, driving her kids across town(s) for various activities, and supporting them as they experience the joy, awe, and wonder of their childhood. Born in South Korea and having lived in seven states, Hyewon is looking forward to planting deeper roots in her current state with her family. They are contemplating planting persimmon and apple trees in their backyard.