Dear friends and colleagues:

I just announced to my AAFE family that after 25 years as Executive Director and 31 years at AAFE, I have decided to retire.  I have been thinking about this for some time and decided to turn my thoughts into action.

Simply put, AAFE has been my life over the past 31 years. My career with AAFE has been enormously satisfying and more than I could have ever imagined. I couldn’t be prouder of AAFE and all we have accomplished together, and all of the people who share their passion and commitment, every day, to make a difference in the lives of the immigrant, homeless and low-income communities of New York City. Thank you for the partnership, support and teamwork that you have given us here at AAFE.

Although I am retiring at the end of the year, I will remain on hand until the middle of 2018, working closely with Doris Koo, the senior team and the Board. Doris will serve as the Interim Executive Director, beginning January 1, 2018. AAFE is in great hands.

I’m attaching a copy of the press release we issued today. My door is always open to each and every one of you, so feel free to call, email, or drop by to see us. I’m going to miss you, but I will not be far away.

All my best wishes for you going forward.


Chris Kui