Yvonne Lui founded the Yvonne L. K. Lui Trust in 2013 to encourage science and education initiatives within her community.
She is a board member of Conservation International, where she promotes conservation sustainability in Hong Kong and Asia. Yvonne is Honorary President of the Hong Kong Federation of Women, and a trustee of Beijing University and the University of International Business and Economics in China. She is Vice President of the Organising Committee of Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition and has also chaired several non-governmental organisations in Hong Kong, including acting as the Honorary Chairman of Hong Kong United Youth Association.
Yvonne helped to establish a disaster relief wing overseeing operations in Sichuan’s 2008 earthquake, and the Ching Hai earthquake of 2010. She travelled to the underdeveloped provincial towns of Hubei Province, Northeastern China, to build upon an aid project that created local medical and sanitation clinics for remote communities. Yvonne is a member of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
Yvonne received her Bachelor of Science and PhD in Chemical Engineering from King’s College London.
Growing up, I was taught that we should consider ourselves fortunate if we are able to give more than we receive. Now as the mother, I see how important it is to pass this message on and make sure we set a good example for our sons and daughters.
My approach to philanthropy is grounded in Chinese traditions but also looks to the future. Through my Trust, I hope to raise awareness of charities that are doing good work and encourage people to give what they can to causes that are important to them. It is important to give in the traditional sense, but it is just as important to lead, challenge, grow and encourage others to make a difference.
As I have come to be more deeply involved with charitable causes, I would like to acknowledge the influence of Mr. Joseph Lau. I hold great respect for his generosity and commitment to supporting causes that have a positive impact on our people and planet. His actions were what inspired me to become more involved with non-profit organizations around the world, and for his efforts, I am most thankful.
– Yvonne Lui