HONG KONG, CHINA - Media
OutReach - 31 May
2019 - On Tuesday, 11 June, the Asian University for Women (AUW) Hong
Kong Support Foundation will host its third annual fundraising benefit in
support of AUW, a liberal arts university in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The
university is unique as it provides full scholarships to women from
marginalized communities in Asia, including garment factory workers, women from
high-conflict zones and Rohingya refugees. AUW graduates go on to become
leaders in their home communities, igniting meaningful and systemic change in
the corners of the world that need it most.
More than 400 guests are expected to attend the "Faces of Change"
benefit presented by title sponsor Lancôme and event sponsor Marriott
International at the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong. The Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mrs
Carrie Lam, will deliver the keynote address,
and Guneet Monga, Executive Producer of the 2019 Academy Award Winning
documentary "Period. End of Sentence" will share the powerful story behind the
making of the short film. Other notable speakers will include Weijian Shan,
Pansy Ho and Ronnie Chan.
AUW graduates from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India,
Pakistan, Palestine, Nepal and Vietnam will share their stories of
transformation sparked by an opportunity at AUW. The Founder of AUW Kamal Ahmad
will also be in attendance to share his gratitude with the Hong Kong community
for their generous support over the years.
The evening will entail a live auction presided by Christie's
Jonathan Stone with lots including a variety of experiences such as a trip to
Kuala Lumpur to have lunch with social activist Marina Mahathir, an internship
with Nobel Peace Laureate Tawakkol Karman at her Foundation in Istanbul, a
cultural excursion in Bhutan led by AUW graduates and more. The event will be
emceed by Mallika Kapur of Bloomberg Live, who is also the author of the newly
released book "Changemakers: Twenty Women Transforming Bollywood from Behind
the Scenes" and a Director of the AUW Hong Kong Support Foundation Board.
Corporate sponsors include Advantage Partners, AIA, Bloomberg,
Citi, DFS, Debevoise & Plimpton, FleishmanHillard, Mayer Brown, Point72, Simpson
Thacher & Bartlett and more. There are on a few tables left -- visit the AUW website
to learn more, or download the 2019
Event Partnership Prospectus to secure your table today. All funds
raised will go directly to scholarship support for young women around the Asia
and the Middle East who could otherwise never access a tertiary education due
to cultural and financial barriers.
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