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At AWA's Awards Tea Ceremony: (from left) AmCham Charitable Foundation Chairman Peter Levesque, AWA's Charitable Donations Committee Chair Andrea Roth, AmCham President Richard R Vuylsteke, AmCham Charitable Foundation Trustees James Sun and Jon Zinke

In Celebration of Contributing to Hong Kong’s Local Charities The AmCham Charitable Foundation, founded in 1985 and governed by a Board of Trustees composed of AmCham’s past chairmen currently residing in Hong Kong, aims to support philanthropic and other charitable projects as a way of giving back to the community of Hong Kong. This year, amidst the 10th anniversary of a partnership with American Women’s Assocaiton (AWA), AmCham has approved a donation of HK$230,000 in support of five local charities dedicated to helping the underprivileged and needy

By Johnson Moon


his year marks the 10th anniversary of a very special partnership between the American Women’s Association (AWA) and AmCham’s Charitable Foundation in supporting local charities across the community of Hong Kong where AmCham’s commitment to giving back to society has made a significant impact by providing financial assistance to smaller, lesser known charities focusing on helping children, elderly, and disadvantaged groups with special needs. Each year, AWA accepts grant proposals from local charities and conducts a vetting process to identify


those that correspond with the core mission of supporting philanthropic, medical, education, and other charitable projects in Hong Kong, while a board of trustees of the AmCham Charitable Foundation reviews a list of charities recommended for a donation. In 2016, AmCham approved a grant of HK$230,000 to support five local charities. It was made possible by the generous support of AmCham members and friends through various fundraising events, including the AmCham Ball and annual Charitable Foundation Dinner, during the year. Awards were presented at a ceremony where AWA President Marcy LaRont highlighted a total 6 • 2016

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