Full Name
Vince Wong
Job Title
Director of Collective Impact
Michelson Philanthropies & Michelson Found Animals Foundation
Speaker Bio
Working at the intersection of legislative affairs and civic engagement, Vince Wong is Director of Collective Impact for Michelson Philanthropies and the Michelson Found Animals Foundation. Leading public policy initiatives and government relations for the enterprise, he spearheaded the launch of one of Michelson Found Animals’ most impactful programs – the Pet-Inclusive Housing Initiative, created to field research that demonstrates the benefits of pet-friendly rental housing to owner/operators, residents and communities.

A national leader at the nexus of philanthropy, animal welfare and collective impact, he is the 2021 President of the Animal Grantmakers Board of Directors, and co-chairs the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative’s task force on pets and rental housing, analyzing the connection of poverty and rental housing’s impact on shelter euthanasia and socioeconomics.

Prior to his tenure with the Michelson enterprise, Vince was Assistant Director of Government and Community Relations at the University of California and a legislative deputy to the Los Angeles City Council. He is a proud University of Southern California Trojan and an emeritus member of the USC Board of Governors, from where he received his B.S. in Public Policy.
Vince Wong