The Rotary Club of Shanghai Launches its Fifth Annual Leadership Awards

[Shanghai, 9 November 2014] The Rotary Club of Shanghai has announced its 2015 Rotary Leadership Awards to recognize outstanding individuals and companies as well as  nonprofit programs and students that are making significant socially responsible contributions in mainland China. Supported by international chambers of commerce throughout Shanghai, the awards will recognize achievements in the areas of philanthropy, community outreach, volunteer programs, employee initiatives, environmental educational efforts and sustainable community development.

The 2015 awards will have two categories program and individual. A ‘program’ category for companies, nonprofit organizations, and students whose programs or projects demonstrate extraordinary managerial and innovative excellence; have a high commitment to socially responsible activities, and represent outstanding models that encourage other individuals and organizations to be active in the community; and an ‘individual’ category for single individuals who have initiated significant community works; projects and programs which, over time, have had a positive impact in the local community.

Judging will be done by a panel of experienced CSR practitioners and business professionals from around the world that work in a variety of industries.  The judges will evaluate all eligible applications and the winners will be announced at the Rotary Leadership Awards. Non-corporate winners will receive funds specifically for use in their projects throughout the year. Winners will be announced at the Rotary Gala. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities for the Gala will be available soon.

Individuals, companies, students and nonprofit organizations are welcome to apply by the 29 March by emailing Bailin Hong or downloading a form from the Rotary website.

Tara Strunk, chair of the event and member of the Rotary Club of Shanghai shared, “This is our fifth annual event and we are delighted how this event has grown in China. We enjoy learning about the exciting programs helping people in China and feel that we share in their achievements by raising awareness and funds for our award winners.

“The Rotary Leadership Awards has an international flair that other events do not embody.  In addition our event is organized by working professionals that are all committed to volunteering to the event succeed and recognize outstanding individuals, corporate and non-profits.”

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


For more information please contact:

Sponsorships – Tara Strunk: 158 2159-7951 or

Nominations – To receive a form, email Bailin Hong


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