AmCham partners with various organizations and non-profit organizations to support meaningful projects helping children, elderly, disadvantaged people with health and special needs.
Our annual program includes the following:
The AmCham Charitable Foundation Prize Book Awards
Introduced in 1986, this is an annual educational incentive scheme involving 20 Hong Kong secondary schools and colleges. A prize book and book coupon of HK$1,000 is awarded to students in the next to graduating class who combine excellence in scholarship with achievements in community service, leadership, and other related fields.
The AmCham Charitable Foundation Scholar Award
Introduced in 1977, the Scholar Award aims to recognize full-time MBA students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, and the University of Hong Kong who have achieved outstanding academic results during the first year of their studies. The award winner from each university receives a check for HK$15,000 and a Certificate of Merit.
The AmCham Lyn Edinger U.S. Studies Scholarship
The Lyn Edinger U.S. Studies Scholarship was established in 2002 to present a one-time scholarship to secondary school graduates from Hong Kong who have been successfully admitted to a U.S. university for a full-time undergraduate program. The students are recognized for exceptional academic records with a good combination of leadership skill and community service work. Each winner receives a HK$24,000 scholarship and a Certificate of Merit from the Foundation. This program is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
The AmCham Charitable Foundation Ira Dan Kaye Community Service Award
Introduced in 1986, this annual award recognizes the services of individuals who have performed outstanding service to the Hong Kong community on a voluntary basis. Recipients of the award receive a check for HK$30,000 for a charity of his/her choice and an engraved silver plate. The award was renamed the Ira Dan Kaye Community Service Award to pay special tribute to our past chairman who passed away on June 6, 1999.
AWA Awards Tea supported by Charitable Foundation
The AmCham Charitable Foundation partners with the American Women’s Association (AWA) and provides financial assistance to smaller and lesser known charities helping children, elderly, and disadvantaged people with health and special needs.
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Charitable Foundation Dinner
Each year, AmCham hosts the highly-anticipated Charitable Foundation Dinner, where business leaders and friends of the Chamber gather for an evening of fine dining, music and entertainment. The dinner marks a celebration of the year’s achievements and brings in new hope for future accomplishments. Last year, the generosity of our members raised more than HK$115,000 at the dinner in support of AmCham’s charitable causes and various engagements throughout the year. This event highlights the influential and beneficiary spirit that AmCham and our members represent.
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