The Ho Cheung Shuk Yuen Charitable Foundation (the Foundation) is a Hong Kong registered foundation founded in 2011 by the children of Ho Cheung Shuk Yuen in memory of their mother.
“When there is a will, there’s a way.” That was the motto of my mother, Mrs. Ho Cheung Shuk Yuen, whose life exemplified those words.
Born in Canton, China at a time when a woman’s place was in her home and financially dependent on her husband, she married at a young age and moved to Hong Kong, where my father needed her to help with his business. Already raising children and with more on the way, without hesitation she stepped out of her comfort zone and, together with my father, ventured into a new field, real estate development. Guided by her innate vision and savvy business sense, she was instrumental in the building of numerous condominiums in Hong Kong throughout her thirty-year career.
My mother’s most valuable legacy was her words and her deeds, “Always remember the source of our blessings. Whatever we reap, we must give back to bless others.”
Her compassion was her guidepost in answering to the dire need of others. As the eldest of six children, I witnessed her giving financial assistance to friends and acquaintances in time of need. From a friend in Hing Ning, China, she learned of the long and arduous journey that pregnant women there had to take to reach a hospital to give birth. The hardship often resulted in the loss of life. The urgent need of a hospital in Hing Ning, my father’s ancestral village, moved her to instigate the building of the Ho Wing Ting Hospital, named after my paternal grandfather. Her generosity did not end with the establishment of a hospital; it continued with the building of numerous schools.
The Ho Cheung Shuk Yuen Charitable Foundation was established by her children to perpetuate her legacy of compassionate giving, addressed particularly to Hong Kong’s need for dementia prevention among the elderly. The Foundation is an affectionate tribute to a beloved mother, expressing our thanks to her for inspiring us and the future generation to a life of giving and to making a difference in the lives of others.
Rosanna May HO
Mrs. HO Cheung Shuk Yuen
The Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for seniors with particular emphasis on early dementia.
The Foundation makes grants to enrich the lives of seniors by enhancing their psycho-social well-being and improving their cognitive functions, so as to facilitate aging in place with respect and dignity.
The Foundation looks to:
In order to maximize the impact and effectiveness of its projects, the Foundation prefers to focus on a few selected programmes, so as to remain engaged long enough to make a measurable difference.
The Advisory Committee meets regularly to approve grant applications and review Foundation policies.
Jean C K HO
NGAN Man Hung, Raymond
LEUNG Kwok Fai, Tony