The “Lingnan University Fundraising Dinner 2015” was held on 2 June at Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, Tsim Sha Tsui. The event met with enthusiastic response from the University’s alumni, staff, students and friends from different sectors of society. Attended by about 500 guests, the dinner raised over HK$3.4 million to support the University’s student development programmes.
The dinner was honoured by the presence of Mr Antony Leung, former Financial Secretary of the HKSAR Government and Group Chief Executive Officer of Nan Fung Group, as the guest speaker. In his talk on the topic “Balanced Participation and Effective Governance”, Mr Leung shared his thoughts on the legal constitutionality, political compatibility and procedural propriety of balanced participation under the highly debated political reform, and proposed measures to improve governance. Mr Leung also presented souvenirs to sponsors of the event together with officiating guests including Council Chairman Mr Rex Auyeung Pak-kuen, President Leonard K Cheng as well as Council member and Chairman of the Institutional Advancement Committee Prof Albert Ip Yuk-keung.
In his welcoming address, President Leonard K Cheng said the University has put much time and effort into raising funds and finding additional resources to support student development programmes. “This is our first Fundraising Dinner and I am thrilled to announce that we have successfully raised over HK$3.4 million. The success of the Dinner owes much to the support of our colleagues, alumni, guests and especially the dinner’s many generous sponsors,” said President Cheng.