Michael Balaoing
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Michael J. Balaoing, Esq. is a twenty-year veteran of global philanthropy and nonprofit leadership. Since 2002, as Senior Vice President of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, he has harnessed the unique collective resources of the entertainment industry to inspire the public and private sector to give effectively to causes around the world. Philanthropic clients include celebrated artists (George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Charlize Theron, Black Eyed Peas), major televised campaigns (Stand Up To Cancer, American Idol, Hope for Haiti Now) and global media companies (Time/Warner, Newscorp/Fox, GE/NBC Universal, Viacom/MTV Networks, Sony, Walt Disney). A public interest attorney committed to social justice, Michael is a trustee of the Philippine Development Foundation (Board Secretary), Council on Foundations (former Board Secretary), and the Liberty Hill Foundation (former Chairman). He also advises select nongovernmental organizations, including V-DAY, a global movement to end violence against women and girls. Michael earned a B.A. in International Relations from Princeton University and J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where he was editor of the UCLA Law Review.