Wingson Wong

Wingson Wong joined Vera in June 2016 as senior grant writer. In this role, Wingson works with Vera’s leadership, program, and research staff in the preparation and development of grant proposals, including all external and internal outreach and planning; drafting and/or editing narrative material; and compiling budgets and other ancillary material. Wingson is also responsible for researching and identifying institutional funding opportunities in support of Vera’s programs and initiatives.

Wingson is an experienced nonprofit professional with a passionate commitment to advancing social justice, strengthening urban and immigrant communities, and promoting educational equity and excellence. Prior to coming to Vera, Wingson was the director of institutional funding at Covenant House New York, where he was instrumental in securing over $600,000 in new annual funding from various Federal and New York State government agencies for expanded street outreach, health care, employment assistance, and anti-human trafficking initiatives serving runaway and homeless young adults. Wingson also served as the director of resource development at Greater Jamaica Development Corporation for over three years (where he helped to secure a $225,000 award to facilitate the management of a mixed-use development project at an urban renewal site), the Director of Corporate and Community Relations at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a Community Relations Officer for JPMorgan Chase for nearly eight years.

Wingson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in urban public policy from New York University, a Master of Science degree in urban affairs from Hunter College, and a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration from Teachers College - Columbia University. Wingson currently resides on Long Island with his wife and two teenage children.