New York, NY - Mar.21 2015 Fudan Fuzhong Overseas Foundation (FFOF) hosted its 9th Annual Fundraising Luncheon, which engaged 75 alumni and friends at S. Dynasty in Midtown Manhattan and broke its historical attendance record. The Luncheon attracted alumni across all ages from '84 to '14 to make all the effort to travel to New York City and gather to celebrate this well-known reunion of the year.
Doris Ke ('08) welcomed all to the luncheon and introduced the agenda of the Luncheon:
· Speaker presentation: From Fudan to Harvard - Xiaoli Meng, Dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) (Click here for Professor Meng's bio)
· FFOF 2014 recap and update - Hang Qian ('06) (Click here to download the presentation)
Professor Meng presented his own personal journey from Fudan to Harvard in his own entertaining style and concluded his speech with 7C's advices: Citizenship, Compassion, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Connect the Dots and Communicate.
Hang recapped the major achievements of FFOF (including Wang Jialian Need-Based Scholarship, Social Contribution Award, Performing Arts Award, Student Resource Center, Teaching Excellence Award (new!) and H-Week as well as various alumni-oriented activities plus one special alumni emergency support program: Lin Shaohong Donation Drive) and outlined the upcoming 2015 new initiatives: Career Panel, Alumni Souvenir Project etc. To find more information, click here to download the presentation.
It was the most successful luncheon yet in the history of FFOF from various perspectives: It is the first time ever FFOF designed a special alumni T-shirt dedicated to Fudan Fuzhong alumni and for fundraising purposes. The T Shirt design is inspired by the most famous element of Fudan Fuzhong, the Purplevine flower next to Fuzhong playground, which contains our Fuzhong alumi's memories and pride (Click here to see the design). The entire event marked a total donation of $12K from ticket sales, donation and sales of T-shirts, which also hit the historical record.
The foundation looks forward to a successful year of 2015 and continous efforts from all alumni to build a strong network to unite Fuzhong alumni and contribute back to the school.
Host: Fudan Fuzhong Overseas Foundation
When: Saturday, March 21 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Where: S. Dynasty
Second Floor of The Lexington Hotel
511 Lexington Avenue at 48th Street
New York, NY
We invite you to join us at the 9th Annual Spring Luncheon of Fudan Fuzhong Overseas Foundation (FFOF) on Saturday March 21. Our speaker this year will be Xiao-Li Meng, Dean of Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Our first ever Fudan Fuzhong Overseas Foundation T-shirt will go on sale. We will also review what the Foundation achieved in 2014 and lay out our visions for 2015.
So join us on March 21. Catch up with old friends and meet new ones over a delicious meal. See you there!
Dress Code: Business casual
Admissions: $75 per person by March 8, or $100 per person afterwards. Your RSVP is valid only when your prepayment is received.
T-shirt: newly designed T-shirts will be available for purchase at $35 per piece on the day of the luncheon. A discounted price of $25 per piece is available if you pre-order your T-shirts by March 8. You can pre-order multiple t-shirts.
All prepayments and pre-orders are non-refundable: Due to limited space, we ask that you sign up only if your schedule allows you to do so. In the event that an emergency prevents you from attending, your prepayment for the luncheon will be converted to a tax-deductible donation made by you; any T-shirt pre-orders will continue to be honored, and you can contact us to arrange alternative ways for you to pick up your T-shirts.
Donations: Annual luncheons are the most important fundraising event for the Foundation. Donations will be accepted throughout the luncheon. We accept both cash and checks. Please make checks payable to Fudan Fuzhong Overseas Foundation. All donations are tax-deductible in the United States.
Contact us: If you have any questions, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Xiao-Li Meng, Dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), Whipple V. N. Jones Professor and former chair of Statistics at Harvard, is well known for his depth and breadth in research, his innovation and passion in pedagogy, and his vision and effectiveness in administration, as well as for his engaging and entertaining style as a speaker and writer. Meng has received numerous awards and honors for the more than 120 publications he has authored in at least a dozen theoretical and methodological areas, as well as in areas of pedagogy and professional development; he has delivered more than 400 research presentations and public speeches on these topics, and he is the author of “The XL-Files," a regularly appearing column in the IMS (Institute of Mathematical Statistics) Bulletin. His interests range from the theoretical foundations of statistical inferences (e.g., the interplay among Bayesian, frequentist, and fiducial perspectives; quantify ignorance via invariance principles; multi-phase and multi-resolution inferences) to statistical methods and computation (e.g., posterior predictive p-value; EM algorithm; Markov chain Monte Carlo; bridge and path sampling) to applications in natural, social, and medical sciences and engineering (e.g., complex statistical modeling in astronomy and astrophysics, assessing disparity in mental health services, and quantifying statistical information in genetic studies). Meng received his BS in mathematics from Fudan University in 1982 and his PhD in statistics from Harvard in 1990. He was on the faculty of the University of Chicago from 1991 to 2001 before returning to Harvard as Professor of Statistics, where he was appointed department chair in 2004 and the Whipple V. N. Jones Professor in 2007. He was appointed GSAS Dean on August 15, 2012.
Fudan Fuzhong Overseas Foundation
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