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  About the HKU Foundation
  What We Do
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The HKU Foundation

and the University Family

The University of Hong Kong, established in 1911 and with its origin tracing back to 1887, is the first university in the territory and one of the first tertiary institutions in the region.  It has nurtured leaders and grown with the history and aspirations of Hong Kong.  Thousands of our graduates continue to serve Hong Kong and lead with great distinction and commitment.  Here is a citadel of knowledge for Hong Kong, China and the world.

The HKU Foundation* was established in 1995 as a charitable organisation to support the University’s dream
and advancement as it contributes to the local and global communities.

Since its inception, various schemes have also been successfully launched, including Endowed Professorships, First-in-the-Family Education Fund, Culture & Humanities Fund, SERVICE 100 Fund, Centennial Campus and Centenary Scholarship Fund, representing milestones in the University’s advancement.  Donations can be earmarked for general purpose or specific projects in academic research, scholarships, projects or campus development in accordance with donors’ wishes. 

Membership is life-time, and HKU Foundation Members as part of the University Family are regularly invited to and engaged in campus activities.  An elected Board of Directors is responsible for the Foundation’s operation, while fund allocation is conducted through an annual Seed Grants exercise.

* The University of Hong Kong Foundation for Educational Development and Research (in full)

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Organisation Chart

Board of Directors

Professor Rosie T T Young, Chairperson
Dr Colin K Y Lam, Deputy Chairman
Professor C F Lee, Deputy Chairman
Dr Patrick Poon Sun-Cheong, Deputy Chairman
Dr Robin Y H Chan
Mr David Fong Man-Hung
Ms Pansy Ho  
Dr Gallant Y T Ho 
Mr Andrew K F Lee  
Dr Edwin Leong 
Dr the Hon Sir David Li Kwok-Po  
Mr David Mong Tak-Yeung  
Mr Robert K K Shum  
Dr Ambrose So 
Mr David Ying-Kit Wong
Mr Joseph C C Wong
Professor Xiang Zhang, President
and Vice-Chancellor, ex-officio
Dr Stanley Ho, Honorary Lifetime Chairman

Honorary Auditor


Foundation Secretariat

Ms Sara Lo, Company Secretary
Ms Jessica Lam, Compliance Officer
Ms Bernadette Tsui, Executive Director 
Ms Salina Kong, Assistant Director (Development)
Ms Beatrice Yip, Executive
Ms Pauly Wan, Membership Executive

The HKU Foundation Secretariat is housed at
the Development & Alumni Affairs Office
G/F Hung Hing Ying Building, The University of Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3917 1729 / (852) 3917 1724

Investment Committee

Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Chairman
Mr Timpson Chung Shui-Ming
Dr the Hon Sir David Li Kwok-Po 
Professor Rosie T T Young 
Ms Sara Lo

Disbursement Committee

Professor Rosie T T Young, Chairperson
Dr Colin K Y Lam
Dr Patrick Poon Sun-Cheong
Mr Robert K K Shum
Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Professor Hongbin Cai,
Dean's Representative
Mr Philip Lam, Honorary Advisor to Foundation Chairman


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Donations toward HKU are cumulative and can be counted towards the HKU Foundation memberships which are for life.

Please visit what you can support if you would like to know more of the University’s need priorities.

Membership categories & privileges

Categories of MembershipDonation (HK$)
Honorary Patron$5,000,000 *
Honorary President$2,000,000 *
Honorary Director$1,000,000 *
Honorary Advisor$500,000 *
Voting Member$200,000 *
Senior Member$100,000
Ordinary Member$20,000

* With full Voting Rights

Membership Privileges

  • Individuals joining at the Senior Member level or above will receive special recognition on an Honour Roll on the University campus.
  • Special invitations to social, fellowship, and business functions organised exclusively for Foundation members.
  • Invitations to official University events, ceremonies, and University Museum and Art Gallery exhibitions.
  • Priority seating at selected University events including lectures, seminars, forums and concerts.
  • Special membership of the University's Senior Common Room, the HKU Libraries, and the Centre for Sports and Exercise.
  • Associate Membership of the Hong Kong University Alumni Association (HKUAA), subject to the approval by the Association.
  • Regular e-Newsletter about Foundation-related activities and regular copies of University magazines.
  • Corporate members will be entitled to the same benefits and privileges as individual members.

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