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CUHK Alumni Homecoming Day 2015 HK$ 1.22 million raised for Alumni Torch Fund

30 NOV 2015

CUHK Vice-Chancellor Prof. Joseph Sung officiates at the opening ceremony of CUHK Alumni Homecoming along with other guests.
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The representatives of ‘2015 Alumni Homecoming Anniversary Classes Fundraising Committee’ present a cheque of HK$1.22 million in support of the ‘CUHK Alumni Torch Fund’ to Prof. Joseph Sung.
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Prof. Joseph Sung delivers a welcoming remarks at the opening ceremony of CUHK Alumni Homecoming.
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CUHK Alumni Homecoming Day 2015 attracts over 5,000 participants, including alumni and their family members.
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Every year thousands of alumni and their family members return to campus on CUHK Alumni Homecoming.
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The Alumni Homecoming Day, one of CUHK’s highlight events of the year for its alumni, was held on 28 November on campus, with the participation of over 5,000 alumni and their family members. At the opening ceremony, this year’s fundraising committee of ‘CUHK Alumni Torch Fund’ presented the donation cheque of HK$1.22 million to Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, CUHK Vice-Chancellor and President. In addition to this sum, nearly HK$2.9 million has been raised since the Fund’s establishment last year. 

Being the first endowment fund in Hong Kong initiated and raised by alumni, ‘CUHK Alumni Torch Fund’ was founded in 2014 by a group of devoted alumni from different generations and disciplines. The anniversary classes of this year (which graduated in the years of 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010) joined hands in appealing for donations for ‘CUHK Alumni Torch Fund’, kick-starting the Fund’s second year in operation. 

In celebration of its 10 consecutive years, this year’s Homecoming Day was themed ‘10 years‧Reunion’. Apart from its traditional grand carnival, campus bus tour, various thematic visits and college / graduate school banquets, this year’s Homecoming Day also included new features such as guided tours at the five new colleges, an alumni gathering corner, ‘CU Café’ and talks by alumni authors.  On this special occasion, the alumni participants reunited with their classmates and teachers, and witnessed the latest developments of the University. 

About ‘CUHK Alumni Torch Fund’

The target of ‘CUHK Alumni Torch Fund’ is to facilitate the development and reputation enhancement of the University, in the long run.  It is set up to help CUHK alumni, in particular the young ones, to strengthen their competitive advantages and exposure to entrepreneur opportunities and to encourage CUHK alumni in developing their expertise and achieving excellence in the academic field. ‘CUHK Entrepreneur Day 2015’, held from May 22 to May 23 on campus, was the Fund’s first large-scale event, featuring an exhibition, a series of seminars and consultancy services. Invited by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the Fund also participated in its HKTDC Entrepreneur Day 2015 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. In the coming year, the Fund is scheduled to organize ‘CUHK Entrepreneur Day 2016’ and a series of alumni talks, so as to accomplish its vision in serving alumni and contributing to the University.

Source: Communications and Public Relations Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong