CityU establishes President’s Circle at Thanksgiving Dinner

Scarlett Leung


A Thanksgiving Dinner cum President’s Circle Inauguration Ceremony was organised by the Community Relations Committee under the Council of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) on 25 November to thank donors and supporters. More than 120 guests, including donors, friends of the University and CityU senior management attended the annual event.

During the dinner Mr Joseph Lee Chung-tak, Chairman of the Community Relations Committee, presented the results of CityU’s fund-raising activities and the latest progress on the Fifth Matching Grant Scheme.

“The University has achieved an outstanding result for this year, raising more than $150 million to support the development of teaching and research,” he said.

Mr Lee also reported on the Committee’s work over last year, including visits with corporations and meetings with Legislative Councillors, secondary school principals and many media organisations. He revealed that CityU has recently established a Fundraising Taskforce and Public Relations Taskforce to enhance connection and communication within the community.

The Hon Leung Chun-ying, Council Chairman, thanked all the University’s supporters on behalf of the University community. “CityU is only a young university, but its achievements in teaching and research have been recognised worldwide. For example, CityU is ranked 15th in Asia and 129th in the world according to the 2010 University Rankings published by Quacquarelli Symonds. Your support and motivation have helped CityU attain such outstanding achievements.”

Professor Way Kuo, CityU President, then announced the formal establishment of the President’s Circle. An initiative of the President, the Circle will facilitate communication between community members, business leaders and donors who mutually support CityU.

“I wish to express my sincere thanks to all the members of the President’s Circle, all of whom are close partners of the University, for offering their insights on the University’s development. Also, I wish to extend my thanks to all the individuals who have donated and supported CityU. I sincerely hope you can continue to support us in the future and help equip CityU as a world-class provider of education to students from all over the world.”

Founding members of the President’s Circle:

Honorary patrons

Honorary advisors


Dr Payson Cha Mou-sing

Dr Chan Sui-kau

Mr Chan Tai-ho

Dr Alice Cheng Chang Yung-tsung

Ms Wailee Chow

Mr Herman Hu Shao-ming

Mr Ivis Sze

Dr Tin Ka-ping

Dr John Chan Chun-tung

Mr Andrew Fan Ka-fai

Mr Peter Ho Ka-nam

Mr David Hui Yip-wing

Dr Raymond Leung Siu-hong

Professor Chan Kei-biu

Mr Peter Chan Wai-kwong

Dr Measure Hung Kim-fung

Mr Joseph Lee Chung-tak

Mr Gabriel Yu Chi-ming

Alumni and staff members who received awards and souvenirs for their generous donations:

Pine Award of Alumni Giving Club

Honorary Members of Alumni Giving Club

Tree Members of Alumni Giving Club

Dr John Chan Chun-tung

Mr Chan Ka-kui

Ms Jenny Chan Pik-ha

Mr Christopher Cheung Wah-fung

Mr David Chiu Kwok-lee

Dr Augustine Chow Pok-yu

Mr Andrew Fan Ka-fai

Mr Peter Ho Ka-nam

Professor Ng Tat-lun

Mr Chan Ka-kui

Ms Jenny Chan Pik-ha

Dr Augustine Chow Pok-yu

Mr Weeky Peter Wong Sau-lik

Honorary Members of Staff Giving Club

Tree Members of Staff Giving Club

Professor Chan Chi-hou

Dr Jonathan Chung Chi-yuen

Professor Edward Yung Kai-ning

Dr Michael Lam Hon-wah

Dr Lo Siu-ming

Professor Michel Andre Van Hove


Contact Information

Communications and Institutional Research Office

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