HONG KONG (10-15-15)—More than 100 members of the Boston College community, accompanied by numerous Hong Kong civic leaders, were on hand October 15 for the awarding of the President’s Medal for Excellence to Victor and Julia Fung, P’99. University President William P. Leahy, S.J., conferred the honor to the couple at a gala dinner held at the Asia Society in Hong Kong.
The President’s Medal was established in 1996 to honor individuals who have distinguished themselves through personal and professional achievements that exemplify the University’s motto, “Ever to Excel.”
It was the first time the medal has been awarded outside of the United States.
Victor Fung, group chairman of the Fung Group and honorary chairman of Li & Fung Limited, and his wife, Julia, who serves as chair of the Fung Hon Chu Education Trust Fund, received the award in recognition of their lifelong support of education.
Citing the Fungs’ extraordinary leadership and the long-held ties between Hong Kong and the Society of Jesus, Fr. Leahy expressed gratitude for all that they have accomplished in their lives, including work, family, community and service.