In January 2013, The University of Hong Kong honoured Dr Lee Shau Kee, Chairman of Henderson Land Development Company Limited, for his support of HKU through his $500 million gift in 2007 for campus development and student scholarships at a Dedication Ceremony.
The ceremony was held at the new Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre. With its new state-of-the-art facilities and multi-use lecture rooms for explorations in teaching and learning, the Lecture Centre will be an important hub for scholars, students and the community at large.
The University is immensely grateful to Dr Lee for his exemplary generosity and leadership, and for his inspiration for others to follow. “Dr Lee has always shared the University’s vision of excellence and the missions of education. His gift is a legacy that will touch generations,” said Vice-Chancellor Professor Lap-Chee Tsui.
Dr Lee has always been a staunch supporter of The University of Hong Kong. The Lee Shau Kee Scholarships was established in 2009 to support local and international students in their undergraduate or research postgraduate studies. The Lee Shau Kee Hall, situated in Jockey Club Village II, Pokfulam Road, is a residential hall that was opened in 2005 and is home for 300 students each year.
At the Dedication Ceremony, Dr Lee Shau Kee congratulated the University on the inauguration of the Lecture Centre, and shared his philosophy on wealth and charity. “There is a time to create wealth, and a time to make use of your wealth. The best way to share the fruits of your work is charity and philanthropy, saving and improving millions of lives,” said Dr Lee.
To mark the occasion, an Inaugural Concert featuring the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of renowned conductor Jun Märkl, was held in the Grand Hall following the Dedication Ceremony.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Grand Hall of the Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre before the Inaugural Concert