In appreciation of a generous donation of $27 million by Mr Lee Man-bun, Managing Director of Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited, the main building on campus has been named after his father Mr Patrick Lee Wan-keung. The naming ceremony was held on 3 May 2011.
Officiating guests at the ceremony included: Mr Patrick Lee Wan-keung, Chairman of Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited; Mr Lee Man-bun, Managing Director of Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited; Mr Bernard Charnwut Chan, Council Chairman of the University and Prof Chan Yuk-Shee, President of the University.
With a firm belief in the University’s motto of “Education for Service”, Mr Lee Man-bun remarked in the ceremony that entrepreneurs should have a social responsibility in nurturing future leaders. He would also like to take part in promoting the University’s liberal arts education.
Mr Bernard Charnwut Chan, the University’s Council Chairman, thanked the donor for his staunch support in the University’s further development of liberal arts education, provision of quality tertiary education, and aspiration to become the best liberal arts university in Asia.
President Prof Chan Yuk-Shee thanked Mr Patrick Lee Wan-keung and Mr Lee Man-bun for their continued support, which has helped the University in its preparation for the 3-3-4 education system. “Mr Lee Man-bun made a generous donation to Lingnan University in 2009 to set up the “Edmond Lee Bursary Fund” to assist students with financial difficulties. His benevolence and charitable spirit have made him a role model for Lingnan students.” he said.
As the University’s landmark, the four-storey “Patrick Lee Wan Keung Academic Building” comprises teaching, cultural-recreational and administrative facilities, including a library, an arts gallery, lecture theatres, classrooms, computer laboratories and the offices of administrative departments.