The United Board joins her family in honoring the life of Helena Hsien-Tsai Yu, who passed away in 2021 in her centenary year. Helena was a distinguished woman and a longtime friend and partner of the United Board in supporting women’s education in China. Helena was born in Tianjin, China, on 10 April 1921. She was the third of six …
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“I can think of no better way to honor my wife and son than to give students and their teachers the potential to do more” shares Dr. Harry Swinney. A scholarship changed the course of his late wife, Gloria’s life, and through the Gloria Luyas Swinney Scholarship, young Filipino students are being given a similar opportunity to expand their horizons.
An Alumnae Network, An Extended Family
Ai-lien Ong’s sense of connection to her Ginling College and its alumnae remained constant throughout her lifetime.
A Life-changing Scholarship
Weimin Yuan received a United Board scholarship to attend International Christian University, and the liberal arts education he received there gave him strength and support over the course of his career.
A Long-lasting Connection to Silliman University
“We had a wonderful life in the Philippines,” Janice Beran said in a recent interview, and strong, continuing ties to Silliman University have prompted their support for faculty development at the university.
A Perpetual Benefit and Mark of Distinction
Nan Lin sees how an endowed chair professorship can benefit his alma mater, Tunghai University, and other higher education institutions in Asia.
A Long-standing Appreciation for Education
Ann English continues to support the causes that she and her late husband, John, felt strongly about, including the United Board.
Strengthening the “Bricks and Mortar” of the University
David Pong had been giving to the United Board for years before he realized the role it played in his own family’s history.
Bob Scheid believes that quality leadership requires craftsmanship, courage, commitment, and character.
International Exchanges: Creating a Deeper, More Varied Experience
Over the course of a long career in higher education, Jared Dorn has seen the value of international education, which he defines as anything a college or university does to “move people, ideas, thoughts, projects, programs, or studies.”
Making the Case for the Humanities
Four years at International Christian University in Japan took Dorothy Wong outside her comfort zone, but she continues to experience the benefits of the liberal arts education she received there.
The Best of All Development Aid
“Supporting education is the best of all development aid,” Anita Fahrni believes, and her experiences in the fields of development assistance, politics, and personal philanthropy have persuaded her that the education of women and girls is especially important.