HKBU receives HK$2 million from Tan Siu Lin Foundation and Sun Yat-sen Education and Charity Foundation
The Sun Yat-sen Education and Charity Foundation donated HK$1 million to the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Research Fund
Guests and representatives of HKBU posed for a group photo
The University recently received two generous donations totalling HK$2 million – HK$1 million from the Tan Siu Lin Foundation in support of the School of Chinese Medicine, while another HK$1 million from the Sun Yat-sen Education and Charity Foundation designated for the “Dr. Sun Yat-sen Research Fund” of the Department of History.
In recognition of the Foundations’ generosity, a cheque presentation ceremony was held on 8 July 2019. Officiating at the ceremony were Dr. Tan Siu Lin, SBS, Chairman of the Tan Siu Lin Foundation and the Sun Yat-sen Education and Charity Foundation; Professor Roland T. Chin, President and Vice-Chancellor; Professor Clara Ho, Head of the Department of History; and Dr. Yang Junjun, Senior Consultant of the Hong Kong Baptist University-Jockey Club Chinese Medicine Disease Prevention and Health Management Centre.
Guests and HKBU representatives attending the ceremony included Dr. Henry Tan, BBS, JP, Mr. Sunny Tan, and Mr. Li Hexie, Vice-President, Director and Secretary General respectively of the Tan Siu Lin Foundation and the Sun Yat-sen Education and Charity Foundation; Mr. Christopher Ho, Director of Chairman’s Office of the Luen Thai Group; Mr. Yeung Chee Kong, Associate Vice-President (Engagement); Mrs. Lily Chan, Director of University Advancement and Secretary-General of the HKBU Foundation; and Professor Lee Kam Keung, Department of the History.
Professor Chin expressed his heartiest gratitude to Dr. Tan Siu Lin and his Foundations for their ardent support towards the University over the years. As a token of appreciation, a wooden carved artwork engraved with the word “Appreciation” specially designed by Dr. Daniel Lau, Associate Professor of the Academy of Visual Arts, was presented to Dr. Tan at the ceremony. Professor Chin hosted a lunch in Honour of Dr. Tan and the guests at his residence Shiu Pong Hall after the ceremony.