Positive Influence: 10 Hong Kong Scions Who Are Making A Difference
The Cambridge graduate, taught from an early age about the importance of giving back to the community, is managing director of the philanthropic organisation founded by her mother, Michelle Ong, the First Initiative Foundation.
Amanda has since been pioneering various arts initiatives and educational projects for the foundation and "continue to work with my team at FIF to provide multifaceted experiences for the public."
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Jonathan is a supporter of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (HKAPA) and British art institute, Tate’s Asia-Pacific Acquisitions Committee. During Hong Kong Art Week 2019, he and Edward Tang hosted an intimate cocktail reception at The China Club in honour of Maria Balshaw, the director of Tate.
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Laurinda, Stanley Ho's daughter, founded Smile with Us HK, a non-profit organisation that promotes positivity.
And with an Instagram following that exceeds 500,000, this young lady uses her popularity with fashion and lifestyle brands to encourage them to support causes that are close to her heart.
When she isn't at the gym or looking after her adorable toy poodle, Casper, Antonia dedicates her time to working with the Changing Young Lives Foundation and is the ambassador of the Hong Kong Ballet Ball.
The granddaughter of Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) magnate Lui Che-Woo and daughter of Francis Lui, Joanna takes great pride in ensuring her family's legacy in philanthropy continues to thrive in helping those less fortunate.
She does so as director of the GEG Foundation, but also with her artisanal cafe Cha Bei’s #ConsciousCommuniTea campaign, which runs social and entrepreneurial events and workshops.
David is a director of his family’s Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation, set up in memory of the founder of Sino Group which supports a number of causes, ranging from educational programmes to the arts and cultural preservation. The foundation also sponsored the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups fundraising dinner held in March this year.
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Outside of working to implement sustainable, eco-friendly practices into her family's fashion business, Esquel, Dee is on the board of the Esquel–YL Yang Education Foundation, and on the international councils of the UK’s Tate and New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
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Ivan is the founder of Pun + Projects, a lifestyle company that operates restaurants and spearheads innovative creative ventures in Yangon and Hong Kong. A prominent figure in Hong Kong's art scene, it's no surprise that he sits on the Design Trust's board of directors.
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In 2018, Victoria was appointed the new president of the Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association (HKDSA), which has been at the forefront of serving those affected by the disorder and their family members through support and vocational rehabilitation services and activities since 1987.
“We work really hard to promote the understanding that people with Down syndrome are part of society just as much as anyone else,” Victoria says. “Social inclusion is essential to really create a change, both in the life prospects [these individuals face] and perceptions from the outside world.”
Claudine is the co-founder of the Bebegarten Group, as well as the Yanai Foundation, a non-profit organisation that has helped build schools for underprivileged children throughout 18 provinces in China to date.
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