• Mao Lixiang

    • Interviewed in 2015
    • Donor
    • China
    Mao Lixiang is Founder and Honorary Chairman of Ningbo Fotile Group. In the past decades, Mao Lixiang and his family have supported Chinese family business education and research in various ways. In 2007, Mr. Mao set up the “Mao Lixiang Academic Prize for Family Business”, which has granted awards to more than 500 scholars from over 30 academic institutions. In 2009, Mr. Mao and his family set up “Fotile Research Fund for Family Business Research” at Zhejiang University. More recently, in October 2014, , in order to cultivate family business talent in China, Mr. Mao set up the “Mao Lixiang Education Fund for Succession and Entrepreneurship” at Zhejiang University.
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OTHER 2015 CASE STUDIES

  • Sir Jack Petchey

    • United Kingdom
    • Interviewed in 2015
    • Donor
    Jack Petchey CBE is a self-made man whose successful businesses include car hire, property and tourism ventures, most notably bringing the ‘timeshare’ concept to the UK. After a lifetime of charitable work he established the Jack Petchey Foundation in 1999, which has since distributed over £100m.
  • Jacki Zehner

    • United States
    • Interviewed in 2015
    • Donor
    Jacki Zehner is President of The Jacquelyn and Gregory Zehner Foundation, and Chief Engagement Officer and President of Women Moving Millions (WMM), a non-profit organisation dedicated to mobilising unprecedented resources for women and girls to create a more gender-balanced world.
  • Yusuf K Hamied

    • Interviewed in 2015
    • India
    • Donor
    Dr Yusuf K Hamied is a leading Indian scientist and chairman of Cipla (Chemical, Industrial & Pharmaceutical Laboratories), a generic pharmaceuticals company founded by his father. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour, by the Indian government in 2005.
  • Tariq Al Gurg of Dubai Cares

    • Interviewed in 2015
    • Donor
    • Middle East (GCC)
    Tariq Al Gurg was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Cares in 2009 and has since been responsible for strategically defining and leading an organization that is dedicated towards providing children in developing countries with access to quality primary education.
  • Stephen Heintz, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

    • United States
    • Interviewed in 2015
    • Donor
    Stephen Heintz is president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, a private family foundation. Before joining the RBF, he held top leadership positions in both the non-profit and public sectors, including Dēmos and the EastWest Institute. Created in 1940 by the sons of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (John D. 3rd, Nelson, Winthrop, Laurance, and David), the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) advances social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world. To date, three generations of the family have acted as trustees along with non-family leaders.
  • Keith Chua

    • Interviewed in 2015
    • Donor
    • Singapore
    As Trustee for the Mrs Lee Choon Guan Trust Fund, Keith Chua has continued to support various initiatives in education and healthcare, emulating the way his great-grandmother actively supported the needs of her time. While areas of need have changed over the past 100 years, giving in relevant and strategic ways is one of the guiding principles that Keith has applied to all areas that the Trust supports.

2014 CHINA CASE STUDIES

  • Cao Dewang

    • Interviewed in 2014
    • China
    • Donor
    Cao Dewang is one of China’s biggest philanthropists, having donated more than RMB6bn. He donated 300 million of his family’s shares in Fuyao Group (with a market value of RMB 3.55bn) to establish the Heren Charitable Foundation in 2011.
  • Lou Zhongfu

    • Interviewed in 2014
    • Donor
    • China
    Lou Zhongfu is honorary Chairman of Guangsha Holding Group. The company, which is involved in building properties, has more than 100 member companies, employs 120,000 people and has assets of more than RMB30bn.
  • Wang Heming

    • Interviewed in 2014
    • China
    • Donor
    Wang Heming, previously chairman and CEO of the Cosmos Group, is now the chairman of its charitable association. His family uses its own wealth to help build schools and donate to educational establishments in China. Wang’s aim is to use his money to give those from poorer backgrounds in China a decent education, which he believes will benefit the country as a whole.

2013 CHINA CASE STUDIES

  • Teach For China

    • Interviewed in 2013
    • China
    • Recipient
    Teach for China’s mission is to address educational inequity in China. Find out how major donors help the organisation to enlist promising future leaders to teach in Chinese schools.