Victor Kuo Ph.D.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.
Victor Kuo was born in Los Angeles, California on October 28, 1970 to Moses and Mary Kuo and passed away on June 18, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. He married Ann U. Chanpong from Houston, Texas and was the proud father of Vivian Pearl Kuo. He greatly admired his older sister, Mercy Kuo. Victor attended public schools in Anaheim, California and graduated from Pomona College (B.A. 1992), Columbia Teachers College (M.A. 1993), and Stanford University (Ph.D. 1999). He felt most fulfilled as a public school teacher and pursued a career in philanthropy.
Victor was a consultant, researcher, and evaluator who aids philanthropic foundations and social purpose organizations in measuring their social impact. He founded VK Global Advising and led projects in strategic planning, evaluation, and organizational development. Previously, he was a senior consultant with FSG Social Impact Advisors, evaluation officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and research associate in Evaluation and Learning Services at the David & Lucile Packard Foundation. He consulted on developing evaluation systems, evaluation planning, and conducting evaluations of projects in early childhood education, K-12 education, post-secondary education, conservation and the environment, arts and culture, health, and civil society. Dr. Kuo served on the Board of Directors of the American Evaluation Association, Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund and was Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Higher Education Policy as well as the Advisory Board of GreatNonprofits. He also held the position of Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Seattle Colleges which serve 45,000 students and is the largest community college system in Washington State, USA. He traveled extensively to Greater China and was lead researcher for the Global Chinese Philanthropy Initiative and widely regarded as a leading authority on education and philanthropy evaluation.
As a born-again Christian, Victor’s beliefs and values were grounded in the Bible, the word of God. These verses guided his living and expressed the testimony of Jesus in his humanity and care for others.
Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.
Philippians 3:8 But surely I count also all things to be loss on account of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, on account of whom I have suffered, the loss of all things and count them refuse that I may gain Christ.
Philippians 3:13 Brothers, I do not yet reckon myself to have laid hold, but one thing-forgetting the things which are behind and stretching forward to the things which are before, I pursue toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6: “In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”