24 November 2015
In celebration of Dr Stanley Ho's 94th birthday
Mrs Lucina Ho and children donate HK$2 Million to The Community Chest
To mark the 94th birthday of renowned philanthropist, entrepreneur and Vice Patron of The Community Chest of Hong Kong (the Chest) Dr Stanley Ho, GBM, GBS on 25 November, his wifeLucina and five children Pansy, Daisy, Maisy, Josie and Lawrence made a generous donation of HK$2 million to the Chest in support of the "Celebrations for the Chest", a fund-raising initiative proposed by Dr Ho in 2001 to share happiness and warm blessings with the needy in Hong Kong on special occasions, by donating money spent on such occasions to the Chest.
At the donation ceremony today (24 November), Dr Stanley Ho, accompanied by Pansy, Daisy, and Maisy presented the donation to the Chest represented by Campaign Committee Chairman Ms Rose Lee, JP, Co-Chairmen Mr Charles Lee, GBM, JP, Dr Dennis Sun, BBS, JP and Mr Lawrence Yu, BBS, MBE, JP, as well as "Celebrations for the Chest" Organising Committee Co-Chairmen Mrs Nina Lam, MH and Ms Shelley Lee, GBS, JP. The gift will go toward the Chest’s funding allocation to benefit over 2.1 million beneficiaries every year.
Dr Stanley Ho said, "This charity gift from my family adds much joy and meaning to my birthday. My hope is that more people will enjoy the pleasure of helping others, and that their efforts will contribute toward building a moral and harmonious society."
Ms Rose Lee highly commended the generosity of Dr Ho and his family. She said, "The Chest is most grateful to Dr Ho for his patronage in the past four decades, and for his annual donations; we admire him for working with us in helping the many people in need."
Ms Pansy Ho said, "Our father is our role model in many ways, and we are following in his footsteps in contributing to charity. Each year the Community Chest provides funding to over 150 welfare organizations, and we are very pleased to support their worthwhile endeavors."
Dr Ho joined the Chest in 1973. He had been Honorary Adviser of the Campaign Committee for more than a decade, after which he engaged in various capacities: as Member of Board of Directors, and Honorary Advisor of the 40th Anniversary Organizing Committee, making significant contribution over the past four decades in the development of the Chest. Under the benevolent influence of Dr Ho, Ms Pansy Ho, JP and Mr Lawrence Ho also joined the Chest’s family. Ms Ho is currently Vice Patron and member of the Former Directors Committee, and Mr Ho is Member of Board of Directors. The selfless giving spirit of Dr Ho and his family has set an outstanding example for the community.
Aside from being a long-time supporter, Dr Ho has livened up many fund-raising occasions such as the annual television charity shows with his humorous speeches, and helped raise considerable donations.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club, our Partner in charity, generously supports The Community Chest of Hong Kong in helping to subsidize our administrative costs, thereby enabling 100% of the donations to be allocated to over 150 member social welfare agencies from six major areas of services: children & youth, elderly, family & child welfare, medical & health, rehabilitation & aftercare, and communitydevelopment.
About The Community Chest of Hong Kong
The Community Chest of Hong Kong was established in 1968 as an independent, non-profit making organization neither funded, nor operated by the Government. Each year, the Chest organizes fund-raising events to benefit over 150 member social welfare agencies that reach out to more than two million beneficiaries in Hong Kong. The Chest’s administrative costs come from a subsidized grant from The Hong Kong Jockey Club, in addition to income from investments. This allows the Chest to allocate 100% of funds raised to charitable use; this operations model makes the Chest unique among its peers, and helps fulfil its mission to act as trustee of the donors.
Dr Stanley Ho, GBM, GBS (middle), accompanied by Ms Pansy Ho, JP (right 2), Ms Daisy Ho (left 1), and Ms Maisy Ho (right 1) presented the donation of HK$2 million to Ms Rose Lee, JP (left 2), Campaign Committee Chairman of The Community Chest; Co-Chairmen Mr Charles Lee, GBM, JP (left 3); Dr Dennis T L Sun, BBS, JP (left 4); Mr Lawrence K K Yu, BBS, MBE, JP (right 3); "Celebrations for the Chest" Organising Committee Co-Chairman Mrs Nina Lam, MH (right 4) as well as Ms Shelley Lee, GBS, JP (right 5).
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