Grace Ng graduated from the University of Virginia in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. After graduation Grace took a job at Barclays in New York City where she currently works as an Assistant Vice President in Institutional Equity Sales, responsible for covering institutional asset managers with respect to their equity market investments.
After moving to NYC in 2009, Grace discovered the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) through their endurance sports training program, Team in Training. Team in Training trains individuals to compete in marathons, triathlons, and cycle events while they raise funds to support LLS. In the past four years, Grace completed 5 marathons and half marathons with Team in Training, and is currently training for a half marathon in June!
In addition to her own training, since 2012 Grace has served as a captain for Team Barclays, a Team in Training corporate team that has supported more than 350 employees in endurance events and raised over $1 million for LLS. At the invitation of LLS’s NYC Chapter, Grace also serves as a member of the Team in Training Executive Leadership Committee, an entity tasked with growing and developing the Corporate Team Division of the program.
Through Team in Training, Grace met an assistant marathon coach named Sarah Ray. They went on to become friends, and Grace served as a member of Sarah’s 2013 Woman of the Year Campaign team, The Rally Campaign. In 2013 Sarah Ray and the Rally Campaign raised over $186,000 and Sarah was named the NYC Woman of the Year, and the National Runner up.
A year later, Grace was nominated to participate in the 2014 Man & Woman of the Year Campaign, a unique 10-week fundraising campaign in which candidates compete to raise money for LLS. After watching two of her friends overcome blood cancer diagnoses, Grace had no choice but accept the nomination. Given the incredible success of the 2013 Rally Campaign, Grace decided to bring the team back for another round. Grace and her team raised $190,635 in just ten weeks, and Grace was named the 2014 NYC Chapter Woman of the Year.