From the President's Desk

From the President's Desk

No. 87

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United, We Soar!
10-year capital campaign

Dear Colleagues,

As mentioned in my previous speeches, I believe in the transformational value of donations. They are essential for the advancement of the University and for nurturing future generation of professionals, problem solvers and leaders.

We have pledged in the Strategic Plan 2020-2025 to deepen our proactive fundraising activities and cultivate relationships with existing donors. We have also identified strategic initiatives for the next phase of our 10-year comprehensive capital campaign, which was commenced in 2014. The aim is to raise HK$2.5 billion for strategic needs and priorities. This sum will help us to strengthen support for research and education, provide students with financial support and opportunities to enrich the learning experience, create a more conducive learning environment, and upgrade our facilities and campus. 

The new phase of this campaign has been video launched since 1 December with a promotional video and an official website (www.cityu.edu.hk/campaign). The theme “United, We Soar” is adopted from suggestions that CityU staff, students and alumni submitted to a naming competition. The name signifies the unity of the CityU community and empowers the University to soar for a better tomorrow. 

Key supporters of the campaign are members of the Court and the Council, the Board of Governors for the CityU Foundation and the Steering Committee for the capital campaign. This committee has been co-led by Dr Herman Hu Shao-ming, Mr Lau Ming-wai, Dr Wong Chun-hong and Dr Yeung Kin-man. Other members include Dr Harry Banga, Mr Winfred Chan Hon-pun, Dr Peter Ho Ka-nam, Ms Catherine Kwai Yuk-nin, Dr Raymond Leung Siu-hong, Miss Lo Po-man and Ms Cissy Wong Ying. Our Council Chairman Mr Lester Garson Huang serves as the Honorary Chairman of the campaign.

The campaign has got off to a great head start, thanks to the donors who have rendered generous support to us. To scale new heights, we need to work together to demonstrate our strength and ambition. In addition to securing financial support, the campaign will allow us to showcase our remarkable achievements and our capacity to facilitate positive change for a better society. 

So I am calling on our large and supportive community of faculty, staff, alumni, students and friends to work together and help us reach the target of “United, We Soar” campaign. To make a donation, please contact the Development Office (for external donors) or Alumni Relations Office (for alumni and staff donors).  

Through the resolute efforts of the CityU community and our generous, far-sighted supporters, I am sure that the campaign will be a great success.  

United, We Soar!

Way Kuo 
President and University Distinguished Professor
 

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