C. Ming Saelee, program officer, joined St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund (CSF) in 2017, and is responsible for managing a portfolio of behavioral health social service agencies, and ensuring an effective allocation process. In this role, she works with partner agencies to maintain fidelity to statutory, regulatory, and CSF requirements. Ming firmly believes the work at CSF advances issues impacting vulnerable children, youth, and families, and champions sustainable community impact.
Child well-being has consistently been the North Star throughout Ming’s career. She joined CSF from Youth In Need, a social service agency in the St. Louis region, where she served as director of development and community engagement. In this role, she led fundraising efforts in the areas of private grants procurement, in-kind donation management, community volunteer program oversight, and donor stewardship. Prior to joining Youth In Need, Ming served as the programs and research manager for Gateway Center for Giving, a regional association of funders.
Ming holds a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies from Occidental College, and a Master of social work from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Ming is originally from California, and she and her husband, Jeffrey Yin, now call St. Louis home. She enjoys cooking, although her passion often times exceeds her results, training for races that include running medals as part of the event swag, discovering restaurants that serve amazing food off the beaten path, and watching their two children play soccer in all sorts of weather that the Midwest is known for.