It is often the case that when people need to buy gifts for birthdays, weddings and other occasions, it is a struggle to figure out which present is right. Why not encourage friends and family to help the environment and society with the sustainable option of giving? The Alumni Endowment Fund (AEF) is the perfect platform to donate in lieu of gifts, where you can invite your family and friends to make a charitable donation for special occasions.

The benefits of the Alumni Endowment Fund
Alumni Terence Tsang (left) and Terry Tsang

Alumni brothers, Terry and Terence Tsang have pledged to donate HK$10 million to HKUST – HK$3 million will go to our MBA program, and HK$7 million will support the University’s developments through a donation match initiative.

For every dollar you donate to the AEF today, the Tsang brothers will donate HK$2 to the University for its overall developments. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get your donation go even further in helping both HKUST and the AEF. Alumni participation is greatly appreciated, especially by the students who benefit from your generosity the most. The AEF has been key to helping students over the years, from funding sports and community services, to exchange and extra-curricular programs, and even emergency aid. AEF Student Start-up Grants also allow full-time students with innovative ideas to kick-start their own businesses.

Giving for good

In October 2022, our Kellogg-HKUST EMBA alumnus Michael Yong-Haron’s friends donated to HKUST in lieu of a gift. Currently Head of North Asia & CEO Hong Kong, BNP Paribas Wealth Management, Michael is also an appointed Member of the HKUST Court. He could not have been more delighted with the outcome, and sees this as a way to contribute to HKUST and also support sustainability as well.

Donate today

Donors also can leave their indelible mark on campus through a variety of naming opportunities, including a seat at Citi Lecture Theater (LTA); a desk at Lee Shau Kee Library Chevalier Learning Commons; a tree at the walkway near the Lo Ka Chung University Center, and more!

Get going, start giving, and support HKUST today.