David Fong is the Managing Director and a third-generation member of Hip Shing Hong (Holdings) Co. Ltd., a family-owned property developer in Hong Kong. The Group donates a tenth of its annual profits to support philanthropic work, mainly through two family foundations – the Fong Shu Fook Tong Foundation and the Fong’s Family Foundation. By October 2015, the family had donated over HK$500m (US$64m) to causes including education, medical services and social welfare. In recognition of the family’s contribution to society, two asteroids were named after David’s parents, Dr Fong Yun-wah Star and Mrs Fong Tam Yuen-leung, in 1994 and 2006 respectively.
Ronna Chao is the Chief Executive Officer of the Bai Xian Asia Institute, an initiative founded by her father, Ronald Chao, that aims to nurture future Asian leaders through scholarships and cross-cultural friendships. As well as providing a mega-grant of $100m, the Institute gathers important social capital, including support from academics, other philanthropic families and organisations, and the private and public sectors in Hong Kong, China and Japan.
The Rory and Elizabeth Brooks Foundation provides support in the areas of poverty research, UK higher education, social justice and contemporary art. In 2005 the Foundation became the principal benefactor of the Brooks World Poverty Institute.
Rory Brooks CBE, co-founder of private equity group MML Capital Partners, is Chairman of Manchester University’s Global Leadership Board, sits on the Board of the Centre for Social Justice and is an adviser to the Board of the Quintessentially Foundation. Elizabeth Brooks has chaired the Patrons’ Committee of the Tate, and is trustee of P3 (People, Potential and Possibilities), the social inclusion charity.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
The partners of investment management firm ADM Capital created a Foundation to alleviate poverty, educate underprivileged children and protect the environment. Discover how they’ve engaged others in their mission.
The Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation was established in 2003 to continue the philanthropic work of Robert Yet-Sen Chen. Find out about the Foundation from James Chen, Robert’s son and Co-Chair of the Foundation.
The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) is Hong Kong’s primary charity working with young people. It was established in 1960 by George Stokes of the British Christian Welfare Council. Yolanda Chiu is Deputy Executive Director at the Federation.
Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) encourages volunteers, especially students, to build bridges and other facilities in remote and poor villages in mainland China. Discover how they enlist the support of major donors.