Tea with Alan Chow, Former CEO of D. H. Chen Foundation (20 Mar)

Regular price $2,000.00

Meet Alan, a banker turned philanthropist with creative and innovative approaches to addressing social issues, while bridging the gap between funders and NGOs!

Date & time: 20 March 2021 (Saturday) at 2:45pm - 5:00pm 

Location: To be confirmed 

What you'll get 

  • Light afternoon tea with Alan and other like-minded individuals (maximum 15 people) 
  • Talk philanthropy with Alan and hear about his unique combination of experiences from financial and philanthropy sectors (or ask anything you want!) 
  • Acknowledgment as a Donor at the event 
  • Tax-deductible donation receipt in Hong Kong (after deducting the cost of Tea)

About Alan Chow 

Mr. Alan Chow is currently advisor or board member of several family foundations and non-profits, and was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of The D. H. Chen Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation established by the late Dr. Chen Din Hwa. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2013, Alan had an illustrious career in the financial and commercial sectors having held various senior management positions at Credit Suisse and Citibank as well as being the Chief Financial Officer and executive director of a publicly listed company in Hong Kong.

The unique combination of experiences from the financial and philanthropic sectors complemented with extensive involvement on both the funder and NGO side has enabled Alan to bring creative ideas and innovative solutions to addressing social issues, to apply his knowledge in governance, strategic planning and financial management to building capacity for non-profits, and to bridge the gaps between funders & NGOs. As a firm believer of “investing today, impacting tomorrow”, Alan is most passionate about education, youth development and capacity building for NGOs. He also enjoys connecting funders, NGOs and other like-minded partners to collaborate for social betterment.

Public bodies and non-profits that Alan is currently serving include:
- Member, Schwarzman Scholars Selection Panel, Tsinghua University
- Member, The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund, HKSAR
- Member, Community Investment & Inclusion Fund, HKSAR
- Council & Executive Committee Member, Hong Kong Red Cross
- Chairman, Special Education & Rehabilitation Service Governing Committee, Hong
Kong Red Cross
- Honorary Advisor, Koo Foundation
- Board Member, Sustainable Finance initiative
- Member, Investment Committee, The Community Chest of Hong Kong

Previous community services that Alan had engaged in include:
- Member, WISE Prize for Education Jury (2019), Qatar Foundation
- Chairman, Association for Engineering and Medical Volunteer Services
- Member, Hong Kong Regional Advisory Committee, Hospital Authority
- Member, Energy Conservation Projects Vetting Sub-Committee of the Environment
and Conservation Fund, HKSAR
- School Supervisor, Hong Kong Red Cross Hospital Schools
- School Manager, Hong Kong Red Cross Princess Alexandra School
- Member, Admissions, Budgets & Allocations to Member Organizations Committee, The Community Chest of Hong Kong
- Member, Accreditation and Exemption Committee, Private Wealth Management Association
- Hon. Treasurer, La Salle Foundation Ltd

Alan received his Master of Accounting Science degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Bachelor of Science in Accounting (Honors) from the University of Oregon.

What your donation will support 

  • Time Auction, a charity which connects young people with inspiring leaders while encouraging volunteerism. Over 71,000 volunteer hours were raised to date — Your donation will further fuel our movement of learning and volunteering! 

To find out more, visit Time Auction website