“Film and Television are much more than just entertainment. They are an art form that simulates experience to communicate ideas and beauty, as well as a cultural artefact that records the culture of their creators. Hong Kong is considered as being among the major global film and television content exporters and has one of the world's largest and most dynamic film and television industries. We wish that the establishment of this endowed professorship can help HKBU's Academy of Film nurture more future talents, thereby bringing fresh blood to the industry.”
Dr. Hung Yeung Pong Wah, Chairman of Hung Hin Shiu Charitable Foundation Limited and Shiu Pong Enterprises Limited, is a devout Christian who has distinguished herself in social service and philanthropic activities. The development of young people and care for children are services that are particularly dear to her heart. She was for many years Vice-President of the Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) and Chairman of its Committee on Early Childhood Service. She also sat on the Management Committee of the Hong Kong Baptist Convention Primary School, served as Chairman of St. Paul's Co-educational College Alumni Association, and was founder of the Hing Yan Kindergarten while serving as supervisor of nine other kindergartens.
Upholding the spirit of Hope, Faith and Love, Dr. Hung has focused her charitable efforts on education. In particular, her enthusiasm and support for Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have been widely acknowledged. Together with her husband, the late Dr. Hung Hin Shiu, Dr. Hung Yeung Pong Wah began her long association with the University in the last century with generous donations towards the construction of Shiu Pong Hall, the official residence of the President and Vice-Chancellor. In recent years, the contribution and support that HKBU has received from Dr. Hung and the Foundation she headed has redoubled. Facilities and services benefitting from her munificence included the campus's development, the establishment of scholarships at the School of Chinese Medicine, and support for postgraduate students engaged in research work. In 2011, led by Dr. Hung, the Hung family presented the University with a major gift which enabled the establishment of the Institute of Creativity, set up to enhance the University's research culture and to facilitate the work of outstanding talents undertaking interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research. In 2019, an additional hefty donation was made to the University in support of its strategic development.
The support of Dr. Hung extends beyond Hong Kong. At the University of Macau, Dr. Hung, in conjunction with the Foundation overseen by her, endowed Shiu Pong College, a residential facility on the University's new campus where students can enjoy all aspects of campus life to the full. Hung Hin Shiu Charitable Foundation Limited also funds scholarship schemes at tertiary institutions in Hong Kong and the Mainland to aid students in their pursuit of a holistic education.