Fundraising Dinner 2016 raises over HK$3.3 million for student development
The University organised the "Lingnan University Fundraising Dinner 2016" on 21 April with Prof Frederick Ma Si-hang, former Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of the HKSAR Government and Chairman of MTR Corporation Limited, as the guest speaker who delivered a talk on the topic "Opportunities and Challenges for MTR in Years Ahead".
The Dinner was graced by the presence of the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region the Honourable C Y Leung. Well attended by some 400 guests, it was a great opportunity to strengthen the connections among Lingnanians as well as the University's friends and supporters from different sectors of the society.
In his welcoming remarks, Council Chairman Mr Rex Auyeung Pak-kuen thanked all the guests for their staunch support and Prof Ma for giving an inspiring speech. He also shared the good news that Lingnan University was ranked one of the top ten liberal arts colleges in Asia by Forbes last year. "This is the best recognition to all Lingnanians who have been working very hard for the University's development over the years. With your continued support, Lingnan University is strongly committed to strengthening our academic research and programmes and broadening students' learning experiences on campus and in the community, as well as through international exchange programmes," said Mr Auyeung.
More than HK$3.3 million was raised by the event to support the University's "First Generation University Education Fund", which provides financial assistance to students who are the first generation in their families to receive university education, and for the University's new development.