[Shanghai, May 16th 2013] The Rotary Club of Shanghai held its annual Gala Dinner on May 11, 2013 at the Hilton Hotel’s prestigious ballroom in Shanghai. More than 200 attendees celebrated notable charitable projects in China and raised funds for several Rotary charities, including Gift of Life. In total more than RMB 450,000 net proceeds were collected from ticket sales, silent auction, and raffle.
At the event the winners of the annual Rotary Leadership Awards were announced officially. The Awards recognize corporate, individual, and non-profit organizations that have exhibited outstanding charitable work in China.
The Rotary Club of Shanghai 2012 corporate category winners are:
- Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited, Seeing is Believing
- General Motors China, Safe Road Project
- TouchMedia, Mr. and Miss WOWTM Campaign
The Rotary Club of Shanghai 2012 non-profit category winners are:
- Baobei Foundation
- Heart to Heart Shanghai
- Operation Smile
The Rotary Club of Shanghai 2012 individual category winners are:
- Zhang Yichao, Shanghai Jiuqian Volunteer Center
- Corinne Hua, Stepping Stones
- Christine Cullen, Heart to Heart Shanghai
- LYU Shunling, CereCare Wellness Center for Children
- Tori Zwisler, Shanghai Roots & Shoots
The goal of the Rotary Gala Dinner is to create awareness and to raise funding for the club’s different charitable projects. Amongst these projects is ‘Gift of Life’, which provides life-saving surgeries for children across China who suffer from congenital heart disease. To date, ‘Gift of Life’ has funded 409 life-saving surgeries in China.
In addition to organizing events, the Rotary Club of Shanghai accepts direct sponsorships for ‘Gift of Life’. Interested companies or individuals can select from several sponsor levels. Please visit www.rotaryshanghai.org for more information on this and other projects.
About The Rotary Club of Shanghai:
Shanghai’s Rotary Club was first founded in 1919 as part of Rotary International, the world’s largest voluntary organization with 1.2 million members and more than 34,000 clubs in 200 countries. Rotary has no political or religious affiliation and relies on donations and its member’s commitment to implement programs throughout the world. The Rotary Club of Shanghai always welcomes new members! For more information on the Rotary Club of Shanghai and its projects please visit www.rotaryshanghai.org