Thai Lee: Tech Grants

NET WORTH: $3 billion


FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth

OVERVIEW:  Thai Lee moves philanthropy through the Thai Lee Foundation. She supports schools with which she has a personal connection. Philanthropy through her foundation has been very modest and even negligible of late.

BACKGROUND: Born in Bangkok, Thailand and the daughter of a Korean economist, Thai Lee graduated from Amherst College and received her MBA from Harvard Business School in 1985. She did stints at Procter & Gamble and American Express. She is the CEO of SHI International, an IT provider whose customers include Boeing and AT&T.


EDUCATION & YOUTH: Thai Lee has supported her alma maters Amherst College and Harvard Business School. She’s also supported Peddie School in New Jersey via her foundation.

LOOKING FORWARD: Just 60 and very much still engaged in business, Thai Lee should be watched for greater giving down the line. Beyond the United States, her international background may influence her giving as well.


Thai Lee Foundation does not provide a clear avenue for getting in touch but below is an address:

Thai Lee Foundation
55 Welsh Rd.
Lebanon, NJ 08833
(732) 868-8800