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Contributions by the Kwan Fong Charitable Foundation:

  • 1987 Contribution to the Hong Kong Society for the Aged ("SAGE") for the establish- ment of a home for the aged named the "Kwan Fong Nim Chee Home for the Elderly"

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  • 1987  Contribution to the establishment of a school for retarded children in Hong Kong

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Visiting mentally impaired children

  • 1987  Appeared in a Cantonese opera with Mrs Katie Yang in which a record HK$12 million was raised for ten charitable organizations

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With Katie Yang at the Kwan Fong Office

  • 1987  Contribution to the Hong Kong Government Social Welfare Department for the establishment of a trust fund called the "Kwan Fong Trust Fund for the Needy"

  • 1988  Contribution to the establishment of the "Kwan Fong Child Care Centre" which is operated by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals in Hong Kong

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A kiss from a little girl at the Kwan Fong Child care Centre

  • 1989  Organized a Chinese Painting Exhibition jointly with Mrs Katie Yang in which HK$3 million was raised for the elderly

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Distributing free mooncakes to senior citizens at the Shataukok Home for the Aged

  • 1990  Contribution for the establishment of a cancer ward at Nam Long Hospital, Hong Kong


  • 1990  Contributions to the Pediatric Ward of the San Heung Hospital in Zhongshan later renamed as the Kwan Fong Building

  • 1991  Donated a theatre called the "Kwan Fong Theatre" in Sam Heung in Zhongshan for the benefit of senior citizens

  • 1994  Appeared in a Cantonese opera with Mrs Katie Yang and prominent doctors and professors in which a record HK$26.4 million was raised the proceeds of which were split between the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Foundation and Kwan Fong

  • 1997  Appeared in a Cantonese opera with Mrs Katie Yang in which over HK$5 million was raised for the promotion of art and music in 4 universities in HK.  The event was supported by the Presidents of 7 universities.

  • 1998  Established the Kwan Fong Chair in Chinese Music and donated funds for the teaching and research of Chinese music at the Hong Kong University

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The Founders of the Kwan Fong Charitable Foundation

Personal Contributions:

  • 1969  Donated a children's ward to the Kwong Wah Hospital, Hong Kong

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Visiting patients at the Castle Peak Hospital

  • 1984  Endowment to the China International Business Project, East Asian Institute of Columbia University, New York

  • 1985  Donated a bakeshop to the Helemano Plantation Opportunities For the Retarded, Inc., Hawaii

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Distributing free monncakes at a home for the aged

  • 1986  Funded art exhibition of "A Song of Unending Sorrow", a collection of 25 paintings by renowned artist, the late Pau Siu Yau, at the Pacific Asia Museum in Los Angeles, and at Pace University in New York

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Presented with a brochure by a 102 year old senior citizen at the opening ceremony of a University for senior citizens

  • 1987  Contribution to Columbia University Alumni Association charity fund drive

  • 1988  Contributed to the establishment of a Community centre for the elderly in memory of grandparents and parents in native Zhongshan, Guangdong Province

  • 1990  Performed at a Chinese opera sponsored by Pace University for the benefit of the senior citizens of New York City's Chinatown

  • 1994  Estabished the "Maria Lee Science Scholarship" at the Shanghai Alumni Primary School in Hong Kong


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