Yue Magazine Third Anniversary Gala Honoring Leaders In Philanthropy

Photo credit Xue Liang

Chiu-Ti Jansen, Publisher of YUE Magazine, hosted the magazine’s third anniversary celebration at the Harmonie Club in New York City

The black tie gala honored eight of the most powerful Chinese and Chinese American influencers in the world of philanthropy: David Henry Hwang, Yue-Sai Kan, Anla Cheng Kingdon, Michelle Kwan, Lang Lang, Richard Lui, Hao Jiang Tian and Shirley Young.

Yue-Sai Kan, Zang Toi

Richard Lui

Peter Ly, Jessica Kingdon

In addition to the honorees and their guests, the exclusive festivities brought together Chinese and New York elite for an evening of delectable delicacies, as well as Royal Salute Scotch whiskey and wines generously provided by Pernod Ricard. Also on hand was Royal Salute’s brand ambassador, Peter Ly, who was a presenter during this year’s celebration. Vertu, the presenting sponsor, presented at the event, through an array of mobile devices, unique sound and visual experiences showcasing some of the honorees’ charitable achievements. The attending honorees each received a fine crystal Baccarat Louxor Obelisk made in Baccarat’s signature design. Beijing Council, the associate sponsor, provided additional support for the event.

Chiu-Ti Jansen

“YUE, derived from the Chinese rendition of New York, literally means rendezvous and promise. More than a lifestyle magazine, YUE is about building an exciting community around shared ideas and aspirations. What could be a better way to accomplish this objective than giving back to our communities?” Ms. Jansen remarked: “As we raise a toast to the third anniversary of YUE, we are privileged to honor the leaders in philanthropy and present their accomplishments as a meaningful way to understand that generosity is a time-honored tradition in the Chinese cultural makeup.”

Chief Executive Officer of Vertu, Massimiliano Pogliani, said: “Vertu is delighted to be part of the celebrations for YUE Magazine’s third anniversary; we feel privileged to be given the opportunity to participate in an event which honors some of the greatest Chinese leaders in philanthropy.”

Notable guests at the gala, in addition to the honorees and senior executives of YUE luxury advertisers, included: Mr. and Mrs. Chen Guoqing (co-founder of the HNA Group and Hainan Airlines), Datuk Zang Toi (fashion designer), Chien Chung Pei (Principal of the Pei Partnership Architects and Chairman of the China Institute), Geoffrey Bradfield (Architecture Digest 100 interior designer), among others.

Chiu-Ti Jansen, Zang Toi, Lang Lang

Lang Lang

Yue-Sai Kan

Zang Toi

Lucia Hwong Gordon

Shirley Young

Hao Jiang Tian, Martha Liao

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