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26 November 2020
 
The Community Chest Thanks Donors for Their Support Amid A Very Challenging Year
 
Despite the economic and pandemic challenges, The Community Chest of Hong Kong is blessed with the unfailing support of Hong Kong people. HK$297 million was raised through its fundraising activities in the 2019/2020 campaign year ended on 31 March 2020. All donations would be used to fund social services provided by its 165 member agencies.
 
At the Annual Awards Ceremony held at the Government House on 19 November, the Chest paid tribute to 110 major donors and individuals who contributed generously in a very difficult year. Guest of Honour, The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the HKSAR, officiated at the ceremony and presented awards to key donors in the following categories: 
 
Top Ten Donors
For the first time, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited attained the Top Donor of the Year Award. In addition to supporting Chest various campaigns and motivating their staff to show their care for the needy, the Bank also entrusted the Chest with a special fund allocation of HK$100 million from their Centenary Charity Programme to support projects that address imminent community needs.
 
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited received the Second Top Donor Award. A staunch supporter since the Chest’s inception, the Bank and its charitable foundation have been supporting a wide range of social welfare services, and offered a dollar-for-dollar matching for all staff donations.
 
The Third Top Donor Award was presented to Cheung Kong Group who has generously supported our events and matched donations for the Chest annual television show donation hotlines. This scheme is now a major source of donation income for The Community Chest Rainbow Fund.
 
The Fourth to Tenth Top Donor Awards were presented to Sun Hung Kai Properties, Hang Seng Bank, Maxim’s Group, The Wharf Group, Stan Group (Holdings) Limited, The S.H. Ho Foundation Limited and CSOP Asset Management Limited respectively.
 
Special Awards
The Benefactor of the Year Award was presented to the late Mr Kim Sik Hung, who had designated the Chest to be the only charity beneficiary of part of his estates. The donation of over HK$460 million was the single largest donation in Chest’s history.
 
Another Benefactor of the Year Award was presented to Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, in recognition of their generous donation of HK$13 million in early 2020 to support the Chest’s coronavirus relief efforts.
 
The Hong Kong Jockey Club was presented the Partner in Charity Award for their generous annual grant towards the Chest’s administrative expenses, which enabled the Chest to allocate all donations to local social services without any deductions.
 
The Partner of Corporate Giving Award went to Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited for the indigenous Stock Code Balloting for Charity Scheme. For the past 20 years, it has drawn the participation of over 1,000 companies and brought in significant accumulative donations of over HK$1 billion.
 
The Community Chest Awards for Outstanding Service were presented to four organisations - Department of Health and Hong Kong Dental Association who have initiated and supported the Love Teeth Day since 2008; PwC Hong Kong who has provided Chest with their advisory on corporate governance and financial expertise on a pro bono basis for the past decades, and Fairbairn Catley Low & Kong for supporting the Chest with pro bono professional legal advice for the past 17 years.
 
During the Ceremony, Mr Charles Lee, Chest’s President and Mr Peter Wong, 2019/2020 Executive Committee Chairman acknowledged the generosity of other donors with President’s Awards, Awards of Excellence, Awards of Distinction, and Awards of Merit. The Chest’s 2019/2020 Board Members and other members were presided at the Ceremony.
 
Photo Captions:
Photo1: Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited attained the Top Donor of the Year Award for the first time, for their contributions towards Chest’s campaigns, and a special fund allocation of HK$100 million from their Centenary Charity Programme to support projects that address imminent community needs. The Bank was also presented the Benefactor of the Year Award in recognition of their generous donation of HK$13 million to support Chest’s anti-coronavirus relief efforts.
 
Photo2: The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited received the Second Top Donor of the Year Award. A staunch supporter since the Chest’s inception, the Bank and its charitable foundation have been supporting a wide range of social welfare services, and offered a dollar-for-dollar matching for all staff donations.
 
Photo3: Cheung Kong Group was awarded the Third Top Donor Award for their generous support, and for matching donations for the Chest annual television show donation hotlines. This scheme is now a major source of donation income for The Community Chest Rainbow Fund.
 
Photo4: Sun Hung Kai Properties was awarded the Fourth Top Donor Award for their generous donations and encouraging the public to combine health and benevolence.
Photo5: Heng Sang Bank was presented with the Fifth Top Donor Award for their staunch support of the Chest’s events, like Walks for millions and Dress Casual Day.
 
Photo6: The Benefactor of the Year Award was presented to Mr Kam Wai Yip (1st left) and Ms Kam Wai Lan (1st right), representatives of the late Mr Kim Sik Hung, in recognition of his bequest donation of over HK$460 million, the single largest donation in Chest’s history.
 
 
Photo7: The Hong Kong Jockey Club received the Partner in Charity Award for their generous annual grant of the Chest’s administrative expenses, which enabled the Chest to allocate all donations to fund local social services without any deductions.
 
Photo8: Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited received the Partner of Corporate Giving Award for initiating the “Stock Code Balloting for Charity Scheme” since 1999, which brought in significant accumulative donations of over HK$1 billion.
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About The Community Chest of Hong Kong
The Community Chest of Hong Kong was established in 1968 as an independent, non-profit making organisation neither funded nor operated by the Government. The Chest has been serving Hong Kong for over 50 years.  Each year, the Chest organises fund-raising events for over 160 social welfare member agencies to provide services to more than 2.5 million beneficiaries in Hong Kong in six major areas of services: children & youth, elderly, family & child welfare, medical & health, rehabilitation & aftercare, and community development. The Chest’s administration expenses come from a subsidised grant from our partner-in-charity, 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. For more information, please visit our website www.commchest.org.
 
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