Women You Should Know #6: LINH SONG - Co- Founder of Song Foundation


Linh, born and raised by Vietnamese refugees in the Midwest, has resided in Ann Arbor for over 20 years.

Linh briefly taught International Social Work at the University of Michigan before being recruited to the nonprofit sector. In response to community needs, she performed extensive ethical adoption and anti-trafficking work, advancing protections against adoption fraud and collaborating closely with federal officials to stop human trafficking. She also briefly served as director of the Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation where she oversaw its transition from a foundation to a fund at the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.

Linh currently serves Ann Abor Council member for Ward 2 and works closely with residents and city officials to ensure that Ann Arbor maintains good governance and provides quality services. She is also on the Board of Directors for Avalon, which provides permanent, supportive housing in the Ann Arbor community, and on the Board of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.  She has also served on the boards of the CivCity Initiative, Neutral Zone, University Musical Society, and Orchard Hills Athletic Club. She is the former president of the Glacier Highlands Neighborhood Association and Martin Luther King Elementary’s PTO.

Linh earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and her master of social work degree in policy and evaluation from the University of Michigan.