Daniel Lee

Executive Director, Levi Strauss Foundation

Daniel Jae-Won Lee is the Executive Director of the Levi Strauss Foundation, which advances pioneering social change in the areas of HIV/AIDS, worker rights and well-being, asset building and social justice in communities touched by Levi Strauss & Co.’s business.  During his tenure, the Foundation’s signature initiatives have included Pioneers in Justice (equipping next-generation civil rights leaders in San Francisco to amplify impact through the power of technology and networks) and Improving Worker Well-being (spurring partnerships between the company, factories and local partners for social impact).

He serves on the boards of the Council on Foundations, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and Funders Concerned about AIDS, and advisory councils of Astraea Foundation, Global Fund for Women and Horizons Foundations.  Previously, he was Senior Program Officer for Asia Pacific at the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.  He received his AB in religion from Princeton University and Master of Divinity from Harvard University.