The FIAT Foundation hosted a paint night fundraiser at Healthy Junk in Anaheim to support our non-profit and to bring the community together. We had a fun night with food, painting, and raffle prizes. This marked the first FIAT event that my entire family was able to attend, and my […]

FIAT Paint Night

Congratulations to all these young servants who were honoured today at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Irvine during the FIAT Awards Ceremony. There were awards given for Service Recognition, and there were Scholarships given for those about to go to college, or in college, or at the seminary. It’s […]

FIAT Awards Ceremony 2016

Today, FIAT celebrates its 19th anniversary since beginning in 1997. Guided by our Blessed mother and the hard work of hundreds, we have been able to impact the lives of thousands in the Korean American Catholic community. Thank you to all our donors, supporters and friends who believe in the […]

Happy 19th Birthday, FIAT!

So excited for this year’s Leadership Training Retreat! Not only will this be my third time, but this year I will be Co-Retreat-Director and Co-MC so it’s going to be an even more special experience! In 2014 I was bowled over by the energy and beauty and, yes, practical usefulness […]

FIAT Leadership Training Retreat 2016

Many congratulations to the FIAT Foundation‘s new President Walter Jin, elected by our Board of Directors! Walter is truly an excellent choice, with amazing leadership and organizational experience. I was lucky enough to spend some time with him today and I was again so impressed with his intelligence and faith […]

New FIAT President Walter Jin

Just wanted to share this cute collage I made of pictures from the past three years of KCYD. Thank you to the FIAT Foundation for always having us start the new year with a bang, thank you to all the leaders who always come through each year, and thank you […]

Three Years of KCYD

Almost 400 young people gathered at Christ Cathedral in Orange County to start off the new year in the right way, at Korean American Catholic Youth Day. To reinforce Pope Francis’ message of becoming the church of mercy, in this year of mercy that began officially on December 8, 2015, […]


We were overwhelmed by the support we received on our first ever Giving Tuesday! We gained 83 NEW donors, and raised over $10,000 to help empower the Korean American Catholic community. I especially enjoyed the final flurry of selfies that started appearing on Facebook in the evening. Here’s a little collage […]

Thank You For Your Support!

A few quick thoughts about the FIAT Scholarship Award Ceremony this past Saturday, July 11, 2015. It was a truly beautiful thing to see so many young servants of God gathered in one place. There was a special kind of energy brought by these Korean American Catholic youth and young […]

FIAT Awards Ceremony 2015

  Congratulations to St. Joseph members Raymond Yoo and Serapia Kim for being awarded FIAT Scholarships, and Carolyn Yu and Jisoo Kim for being offered FIAT Service Recognition Awards! These four from our church have exemplified the spirit of service that FIAT strives to promote, and are very deserving of recognition! […]

FIAT Scholarships and Service Recognition Awards

I was very honoured to be asked to join the Board of Directors of the FIAT Foundation, and my response was an unequivocal YES! (cf. my rule) Ever since I attended my first Korean Catholic Youth Day, I have been so impressed with FIAT’s faith, passion, influence, and professionalism. I […]

FIAT Foundation Board of Directors

You know my rule already, right? This is the one I’d been waiting for. I’ve been wanting to help plan this retreat ever since I attended the one last year. But as we were approaching the summer, I hadn’t heard anything from Frances. Just the other day, while waiting for […]

LTR2015 Planning Team

Back to Servite High School for the second year running, to celebrate the new year with fellow Korean American Catholic Youth! This year our group got more involved, some were even part of the body worship team (we practiced the moves at the winter retreat), and they were able to […]


One of my rules is, if Frances (Park, Executive Director of FIAT) asks, just say yes. I’ve also remarked that the FIAT Foundation has such an apt name, because “Fiat” is what the Blessed Mary replied when the angel asked her to be the mother of God – “Let it […]

KCYD2015 Planning Team