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Ronnie C. Chan Honored with the Rockefeller Award for Distinguished Philanthropic Service 134
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    Chairman Mr. Ronnie C. Chan has been widely recognized for his dedicationto philanthropy. In 2016, he received the Philanthropy Excellence Award presented by the Committee of 100. More recently, Ronnie was honored by the International House (I-House) with the Rockefeller Award for Distinguished Philanthropic Service. On May 23 (Wednesday), he attended the International House 2018 Awards Gala in New York City to receive the accolade. 


    In Ronnie's acceptance speech, he thanked I-House for giving him this honor. He pointed out that China is the biggest potential "market" for philanthropy. He hopes this honor will inspire more people to give generously for good causes. He also mentioned that he had learned about I-House at a young age from his late Aunt Betty, who had lived at the I-House in the University of Chicago.


    I-House is a diverse and inclusive lifelong residential community for approximately 700 resident members from more than 100 countries. It promotes mutual respect, friendship, and leadership skills across cultures and fields of study, and offers several prestigious fellowships and leadership training for its members. Over the past 90-plus years, I-House has transformed the lives of more than 65,000 alumni, including not only Nobel Prize winners, heads of state, award-winning authors, singers, actors, and CEOs, but teachers, doctors, small business owners, community leaders and volunteers throughout the world.

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