David Pong

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.

Wei Zhao, University of Macau

Opening the Door to Opportunity
As a young man, Zhao Wei was determined to go abroad for his graduate studies. But in 1980s China, the opportunities were few, and the financial and administrative barriers were high. “At the time,” Dr. Zhao recalled in an interview, “there was no awareness of GRE and TOEFL in China and no means to take those tests. So how could a Chinese student even apply to an American graduate program?”