Kiyoun Kim | Black & White Ball 2022 Honoree Make an Appointment Make a Donation Contact Us Video Transcript I am a mother of two and a wife to my husband. Been happily married for almost 22 years now.I was born in sunny California and specifically La Jolla and I grew up with my brother who's twoand a half years younger than I am. We're very close. I was completely thrilled when I heard ofmy sister being recognized and honored. It is so well deserved and I couldn't be more happy orproud of you. Congratulations. My parents were in the hospitality business and grew up seeing myparents being very hard workers. They were immigrants from Korea. We are so proud of you,for receiving this amazing humanitarian award. We love you. My grandmother is my inspirationand my role model. She created a Korean school in Colorado for adopted Korean students. Therewas a need to teach Korean heritage as well as the Korean language. My grandmother was also atremendous painter. If you see in our house there's many paintings that my grandmotheractually painted and she even wrote a book about the immigration of our family. That'ssomething that we can always cherish even after she has passed. I've been married for almost 22years to my husband Danny. He's the most supportive person that I've ever met. I'm just so grateful.I want to let you know how absolutely proud I am of you receiving this award. I can't think ofanother person that deserves more than you do. My daughter Audrey is 18 years old. She istransitioning from high school to college. She will be going in as a psychology major. Alwaysknow that I'm here to support you whenever you need it and just like you were there to supportme whenever I needed it and love you. My son is 14, Jacob. He's a very tender-hearted and warmindividual. Mom or oma in Korean, you are an extremely inspiring person to me and I wouldn'teven be close to where I am today without you and I love you. I started in doing commercial loans in2014. I was appointed to be the regional manager for Israel Discount Bank California offices.Israel Discount Bank is proud to sponsor today's events. We're especially proudof the recognition of one of our top leaders, Kiyoun, for her commitment and dedication to thecommunity. Well deserved. Congratulations, Kiyoun. When I was in college, I was asked tosing national anthem for University of Colorado in Boulder. I sing at weddings and at my churchand we do karaoke at home. I could be singing church hymns to rap sometimesand I like my diva songs as well.One of my friends said, well let's do a marathon and then joined a running team called the KoreanAmerican Running Team, CART, and it became more of a community than just running. I have now ran10 marathons. I can describe Kiyoun in one simple word. She is champion.To me, being an honoree is actually more so than the recognition. It becomes a responsibilityand one that I embrace and I am personally so honored that national Jewish would selectsomeone like me. I am so proud of my friend Kiyoun Kim. She is a kind, giving,generous person that I am honored to call my friend. Kiyoun, to know you everybody would agreeis to love you. God bless you. I can't imagine somebody else more deserving of an award.I'd like to express my heartfelt thanks and my deepest gratitude to every one of you who havecome to support me and National Jewish Health. I hope you had a wonderful time this eveningand more so come to know just how important the work that National Jewish Health doesand continue to support in years to come.