CBI member Deloitte announced that the Deloitte Foundation was officially launched in Chongqing to centrally manage Deloitte China’s philanthropic donations and to build value in local communities through a series of societal projects across the country.
Deloitte China Partner Kevin Ng was appointed as Secretary-General of the Foundation and will work closely with an independent board of directors which is comprised of senior and retired partners as well as committed individuals outside the firm.
For the past decade, Deloitte China has championed multiple social projects to give disadvantaged youth in marginalised communities in mainland China and Hong Kong access to education. Signature projects include the Yunnan Village Adoption Project, the Hubei Hope School Project in rural China, and the Pass the Torch Student Mentoring Programme in Hong Kong.
Over 3,000 young people have benefited variously from Deloitte’s provision of schools, tuition sponsorship, and mentoring. During its fiscal year 2015, Deloitte made a societal contribution—including donations and pro bono work—of US$212 million.
In China, Deloitte’s societal contribution reached HK$27.6 million for the same period. Over 10,000 employees of Deloitte China are also entitled to voluntary community service hours.
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