HKBU Foundation Thanksgiving Reception

25 February 2021
 Dr. Clement Chen, Chairman of the Council and the Court, and Dr. Kennedy Wong, Chairman of the Board of Governors, welcomed Professor Ping-kong Alexander Wai (right), the new President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU
 President Wai delivered his welcome address
 Chairman Wong expressed his gratitude to Foundation members for their support
 Foundation Certificates were presented to the new Honorary Vice-Presidents
 Guests officiated at the Thanksgiving Reception

The Thanksgiving Reception of the Hong Kong Baptist University Foundation was held on 25 February 2021 to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the Foundation and to express its deepest gratitude to members of the Board of Governors and the Foundation, as well as friends and supporters of the University for their staunch support.

In his welcoming address, Professor Ping-kong Alexander Wai, the new President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU, said that he would continue to steer HKBU to be one of the best research-led liberal arts universities in the world with a focus on its unique strengths, so as to contribute to the advancement of the community and the world. Professor Wai also expressed his heartfelt appreciation to the members of the Board of Governors, the Entrepreneur Committee, the Young Entrepreneur Committee and the Alumni Committee of the Foundation, as well as all supporters for their tremendous contributions to the University’s development over the years.

Dr. Kennedy Wong, BBS, JP, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Foundation, said that the University has successfully secured more than HK$1.91 billion under the Eighth Matching Grant Scheme and the Research Matching Grant Scheme, which is a record-breaking fundraising result. In addition, the number of Foundation members has increased by nearly five times from 131 to 781 since its inception. Chairman Wong also thanked all donors for their staunch support towards the development of HKBU and he looked forward to their continued support in the years to come.

To express the University’s gratitude to the new Honorary Vice-Presidents, Honorary Directors and Directors of the Foundation for their generosity, Chairman Wong and President Wai presented Foundation Certificates to them at the Reception.

This year's Reception was held in hybrid mode due to the pandemic. Guests who attended the event in person included Dr. Clement Chen, GBS, JP, Mr. Paul Poon, and Ms. Rosanna Choi, Chairman, Deputy Chairman and Treasurer respectively of the Council and the Court; Dr. Ronald Lu, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors of the HKBU Foundation; Ms. Chloe Suen and Mr. Ivan Wong, Co-Chairmen of the Young Entrepreneur Committee; Mr. Philip Tsai, BBS, JP, Deputy Chairman of the Alumni Committee; Mr. Billy Hung and Professor William Leung, SBS, JP, members of the Board of Governors; Mr. Edmund Au, Dr. Terence Chan, Dr. Christina Lee, MH, Dr. Liu Hong Fai, BBS, JP, and Ms. Eileen Tsui, BBS, JP, members of the Entrepreneur Committee; Mr. Gabi Lam, member of the Young Entrepreneur Committee; Mr. Philip Kan, Mr. Samuel Lam, Mr. Alex Leung, Mr. Tyrone Siu and Mr. Wong Nga Chung, members of the Alumni Committee; Mrs. Mary Suen, Mrs. Virginia Yim, MH, Mr. So Chung Ping, MH, and other Foundation members; as well as Interim Provost, Vice-Presidents, Associate Vice-Presidents, Deans and Heads of HKBU.