Donation Story

Jyh-ping Chang (KUBS ’79), CEO of Astronergy Solar Korea, Donates 500 Million KRW
Jyh-ping Chang (KUBS ’79), CEO of Astronergy Solar Korea, Donates 500 Million KRW   Jyh-ping Chang, CEO of Astronergy Solar Korea, donated 500 million KRW for KUBS scholarship. The scholarship donated by Chang, who graduated KUBS in 1979, will be used for undergraduate students, and a donation ceremony took place at the Korea University Main Building on July 10th.  (왼쪽부터) 권수영 경영대학장, 장치평 교우(경영79), 염재호 총장, 유병현 대외협력처장 (사진제공=커뮤니케이션팀)    At the donation ceremony, Chang said, "I'm always very interested in corporate social responsibility. I'd like to give my support to my alma mater, Korea University, in order to contribute to society."  "We appreciate your support for future generations," said Jae-ho Yeom, President of Korea University. "We will work hard to nurture creative talents who will lead the future."  Chang started his career at Sammi Development Center in 1983, followed by a career in Hong Kong working for Kolon Corporation as the vice president. He established Astronergy Solar Korea in 2009 and became its CEO. Since 2015, he has served as an adjunct professor and advisor at KUBS, and also as the 84th class president of the AMP program.   With a deep interest in corporate social responsibility, he has continued to make various donations at home and abroad. He sponsored "Town Musicians of Bremen,” a musical for children from low-income families. He also provided solar power facilities to Hongcheon Haemill School, an alternative school for multicultural kids. He promoted an energy welfare project called "Sunlight, Happiness and Sharing" with Korea Energy Corporation in Gangwon, donated in Fiji Disaster Recovery Fund and also 10,000 briquettes for the disadvantaged.   관련 기사 보기 ※ 제목을 클릭하면 기사 원문을 확인하실 수 있습니다.​ [연합뉴스] 장치평(경영79) 아스트로너지쏠라코리아 대표, 고려대에 5억원 기부 [연합포토뉴스] 장치평 아스트로너지쏠라코리아 대표, 고려대에 5억원 쾌척 [세계일보] 태양처럼 뜨거운 고대사랑…장학금 5억 기부 [한겨레] 11일 동정 [매일일보] 장치평 아스트로너지쏠라코리아 대표이사, 고려대 경영대학 장학금 5억원 기부 [베리타스알파] 장치평 아스트로너지쏠라코리아 대표이사, 고려대 장학금 기부 [대학저널] 고려대, 장치평 아스트로너지쏠라코리아 대표로부터 5억 원 기부받아 [천지일보] 장치평 아스트로너지쏠라코리아 대표이사, 고려대에 장학금 5억 기부
Jul 11, 2018
Tradition for Donation Warm, Hand-in-hand Donation to KUBS
Tradition for Donation Warm, Hand-in-hand Donation to KUBS   Korea has the world's 12th largest GDP, but ranks 62nd in terms of donations. Many say that although Korea has long become a country that provides aid to other countries, the culture of donation and sharing in Korea has not been so popularized. Despite the unfamiliar perception of donations, Korea University, especially KUBS, continues its unique donation culture.   At KUBS, active donations are made every year based on the love for the alma mater and its “family” spirit. The donation culture is always completed by showing respect to the donors.   The LG-POSCO Building, for the first time in Korea, has a lecture room named after the donor, and each chair has a donor’s name on it. The purpose of this is to let students learn about their love and return later what he or she received.   In addition, the Office of Development & External Affairs of Korea University, which oversees the fund-raising as a whole, releases the names and amounts of donors through media such as Korea University News Weekly.     Warm, Hand-in-hand Donation to KUBS   KUBS is offering students the opportunity to focus on their studies without financial difficulties through KUBS scholarships. The scholarship funds collected at KUBS over the past two years from the second semester of 2016 are about 3.093 billion won. 1,063 students have received scholarships from KUBS over the past two years.   KPMG Samjong Alumni Association (Chairman: Yang Seung-yeol, KUBS ‘83) - 100 million Won About 230 accountants who graduated from Korea University and are working at KPMG Samjong Accounting Corp. gathered together to raise funds. They have agreed to donate a total of 100 million won for the next five years. The fund will be used to support students who are interested in becoming accountants in the future. "We hope our future generations will grow up to become accountants while studying in a better environment," said Yang Seung-yeol. "We will continue to provide our support so that our alma mater can make a bigger leap forward."   Chung Mong-jin (KUBS ’79), Chairman of KCC - 100 million Won The donation of 100 million won delivered by Chairman Chung will be used as a scholarship fund for the MnJ Foundation. Chung Mong-jin has donated scholarships to KUBS via scholarships for the MnJ Foundation.   Lee Sun-yong (KUBS ‘80), CEO of Asian Star - 50 million Won Lee Sun-yong, CEO of Asian Star, donated 50 million won for the development of her alma mater. "I want to give many of the help I've received so far for KUBS students before it's too late," said Lee.   KUBS ‘86 Alumni Association - 50 million Won KUBS ’86 Alumni Association raised about 360 million won to mark the 25th anniversary of its admission at the KUBS Alumni Night in 2011. The association has continued to make continuous donations, raising 50 million won this year as well.   GS Group Chairman, Huh Chang-soo (KUBS ‘67) - 300 million Won The Namchon Scholarship is a scholarship fund by GS Group CEO Huh Chang-soo in support of the late GS Engineering & Construction Honorary Chairman Huh Joon-koo, who was interested in fostering young talents. The Namchon Foundation, which has continued its donations since 2005, donated an additional 300 million won in 2018, raising 3.53 billion won cumulatively.   Lee Hwa-young, Professor Lee Sang-hoon's eldest daughter - 50 million Won Lee Hwa-young, the eldest daughter of the late Professor Lee Sang-hoon, the first Dean of KUBS, donated 50 million won to the KUBS Development Fund. "It's still vivid that I played with my father, Professor Lee, at the university's main building," Lee said at the donation ceremony, "So I wanted to do something worthwhile."   Vice-Chairman Cho Duk-hee (Soam Scholarship) - 70 million Won Cho Deok-hee, the wife of the late Cho Pung-eon (KUBS ’59), donated 70 million won in the name of the Soam Scholarship. The Soam Scholarship was organized by Cho Poong-eon to promote the academic passion of KUBS students and his wife Cho Deok-hee has continued his will ever since he passed away. She has donated 70 million won this time, and has now surpassed 1 billion won cumulatively.   Yoon Min-woong (KUBS ‘99) - 20 million Won Yoon Min-woong, CEO of the student community “Su Man-hwi” and the publishing company TENBALL STORY, donated 20 million won. "After I was discharged from the military, I received two scholarships from KUBS," he said. "I wanted to return the money with some interests."   Kim Byung-chae (KUBS ‘77), CEO of Poinix Inc. - 50 million Won Kim Byung-chae, CEO of Poinix Inc., donated 50 million won and said, "I had an intention to participate in the development of KUBS. I hope it will be used wherever necessary for my alma mater and its students." Poinix Inc. was established in 2003 and is a road-packaging company that specializes in traffic noise reduction technology based on a double-decker packaging structure using a radial-type SBS reformation agent.   Kim Hong-mae, CEO of Dongwon Phoenix - 100 million Won Kim Hong-mae (MSP 76th), donated 100 million won in scholarship funds to KUBS. Kim is currently the president of the KUBS Alumni Association and also the vice president of KU Alumni Association. "I wanted to help nurture future talents that contribute to society," said CEO Kim. "I hope more students will be able to focus on what they want to do through this scholarship."   Euh Yoon-dae (KUBS ‘63), Honorary Professor - 50 million Won The donation will be named "Euh Yoon-dae Friendship Scholarship" and will be used to assist the airfare of outbound exchange students to the University of Michigan. Euh Yoon-dae, an honorary professor at KUBS, also served as the 15th President of Korea University in 2003 and worked on the "Global KU Project.”   Seo Young-yul (KUBS ‘69), Chairman of Pratama Abati – 300 million Won Seo Young-yul, Chairman of Pratama Abati, donated 300 million won for KUBS students. Chairman Seo said, "I will provide support so that more students can focus on studying." Pratama Abati, which marked the 30th anniversary, is creating jobs and acquiring foreign currency through the manufacture of OEMs for Nike shoes in Indonesia.   Yoo Hwi-sung (KUBS ‘58) - 200 million Won Yoo Hwi-sung (KUBS ‘58) will support a KUBS professor who conducts world-class research with Insung Research Fund of 200 million won, which was first raised from the disposal of 2.2 billion won worth of his real estate in September 2017. Yoo has donated a large sum of money twice before. The first donation was made in April 2011 with 1 billion won for the construction of Hyundai Motor Hall, and the second was made in July 2015 by depositing 1.2 billion won to Korea University headquarter. "You have to give it when you can, so that you can leave without thirst when you die," said Yoo.   Chang Jyh-ping (KUBS ‘79), CEO of Astronergy Solar Korea - 500 million Won Chang Jyh-ping, CEO of Astronergy Solar Korea, donated 500 million won in scholarships for KUBS students and said he wanted to help his alma mater, Korea University, as a graduate. Chang established Astronergy Solar Korea in 2009 and took office as its CEO. Since 2015, he has served as an adjunct professor and advisor at KUBS and also as the 84th class president of the KUBS AMP program.   INFAC CEO, Choi Oh-gil (KUBS ‘61) - 30 million Won INFAC CEO, Choi Oh-gil (KUBS ‘61), donated 30 million won to the KUBS Dream Scholarship, a scholarship fund for living expenses at KUBS. Delivering the scholarship, CEO Choi said, "I hope that the scholarship will help the talent of KUBS students move toward their dreams without worrying about their living expenses." INFAC is known for its outstanding technology and quality management, and is the world's leading manufacturer of automotive parts in the GPS antenna sector.   E-MBA Alumni Association, 30 million Won (+α) 30 million won (+α) was donated by the Executive MBA Alumni Association. By October 15, 2018, E-MBA graduates had joined together to deliver a huge fund for the development of KUBS and its E-MBA program. “We sincerely hope that the donation will do a lot of work for Korea University and E-MBA,” said Yoon Yeo-dong, a former head of the association.   Vice-Chairman of KTB Investment & Securities Co., Lee Byung-chul (KUBS ‘06) - 20 million Won Lee Byung-chul, Vice Chairman of KTB Investment & Securities Co., donated 20 million won in scholarships with his affection for KUBS and its students. Starting with this donation, the vice-chairman vowed to continue his support for KUBS. Lee's donation will be used to help KUBS students grow into the leaders of Korea.  
Jul 05, 2018
The Story of Endless Donation Relay, the Love for KUBS
The Story of Endless Donation Relay, the Love for KUBS   The continuous love for KUBS lives on. KUBS has been running its own scholarship program supported by the alumni demonstrating their love for KUBS students.   Alumnus Jyh Ping Chang (Business Administration, ’79), CEO of Astronergy Solar Korea Inc.   The signing ceremony for the Hyundai Motor Hall Development Fund by Jyh Ping Chang (Business Administration, ’79), CEO of Astronergy Solar Korea, was held in the Dean’s Office of KUBS on December 2. Alumnus Jyh Ping Chang, Dean Dong-One Kim, and Professor Hicheon Kim were present at the ceremony. The 500 million won donated by Alumnus Chang will be used as the Development Fund for Hyundai Motor Hall. Alumnus Chang said, “I hope this donation contributes greatly to the development of my alma mater, as well as KUBS juniors.” At the same time, Alumnus Dae Jung Kim (Business Administration, ’79), CEO of Garak Construction, also made a 100 million won donation for the Development Fund of Hyundai Motor on December 28. The funds, contributed by Alumnus Kim, will be dedicated to build classrooms in order to nurture futures leaders of KUBS.   On December 4, the Entering Class of 1990 donated 167 million KRW at the KUBS Alumni Night.   The wholehearted support for KUBS students by each Entering Class is also noteworthy. In celebration of their 25th graduation anniversary, each Entering Class holds an annual fundraiser for scholarship at the KUBS Alumni Night. The Entering Class of 1990 delivered the scholarship worth 167 million won to KUBS during the KUBS Alumni Night held on December 4, 2015. As a result, current KUBS students now have a wider access to scholarship opportunities than ever before.   In celebration of 30th graduation anniversary, the Entering Class of 1986 donated 5,000,000 KRW for the development of KUBS.   The Entering Class of 1978 recently signed to donate 33.8 million won to KUBS. This donation will be devoted to the “KUBS Dream Scholarship” that provides support for living expenses. Also, celebrating the 30th graduation anniversary, the Entering Class of 1986 held an event titled “KUBS Entering Class of 1986 Alumni Night” with approximately 60 alumni participated in the event to deliver a 5 million won worth scholarship to KUBS. The Entering Class of 1986 has been donating the scholarship funds continuously since 2013.     The 12th Batch of Executive MBA (EMBA) Alumni Association contributed 30 million won for the KUBS Development Fund in celebration of the graduation. Junghwa Ahn, president of the 12th Batch of EMBA Alumni Association, said, “Carrying on the donating tradition of the EMBA Alumni Association upon their graduation, we, the 12th batch of EMBA graduates, believe this year is our turn to succeed its tradition and contribute with all our hearts as the new members of the association.” He added, “We hope such tradition will enable the steady ongoing development of our alma mater.”   KUBS Dean Dong-One Kim said in his speech, “I would like to express my sincere gratitude for all of all alumni individually, as well as all Entering Classes for the donation, dedicated to support the development of our students and the school itself. We will do our best to financially support the underprivileged students thanks to your donation and to ultimately support their academic performances.”  
Feb 29, 2016
Professor Emeritus Ik-Soon Cho donates 29 artifacts to KUBS
Professor Emeritus Ik-Soon Cho donates 29 artifacts to KUBS Donated for professors and students to enjoy their social lives…△six earthenwares, △ten celadons, etc. will be exhibited in the faculty lounge       Professor Emeritus Ik-Soon Cho donated his artifacts to KUBS. The donation ceremony was held in the Dean’s Office on February 15 at 2:00 p.m. KUBS Dean Dong-One Kim, Associate Dean Hosun Rhim, Associate Dean Hojung Shin, Professor Seok Woo Jeong, and Assistant Manager Young Min Jeon from the Department Office of Business School were present in this ceremony.   Professor Emeritus Cho donated a total of his 29 artifacts, such as porcelains and celadons. The artifacts include △ six earthenwares, △ ten celadons, △ six Buncheong bowls (grayish-blue-powdered celadons), and △ seven Baekjas (white porcelains), and their manufacture dates and types vary. One of the artifacts, Buncheong Bowl with Stamped Chrysanthemum Design, was carved in the same stamp technique as Korea’s National Treasure No. 177, which is currently displayed at Korea University Museum. In addition, the patterns of two artifacts (Celadon Bowl with Inlaid Chrysanthemum Design and Celadon Bowl with Raised Peony Scroll Design) are precise and detailed, and those celadons are considered to be high-quality articles used by high-ranking officials from the Goryeo Dynasty. (From left) Assistant Manager Young Min Jeon, Associate Dean Hosun Rhim, Professor Emeritus Ik-Soon Cho, Dean Dong-One Kim, Professor Seok Wook Jeong, Associate Dean Hojung Shin   “I have donated my artifacts for professors and students, who are worn-out from continuous research and studies, hoping to engage in a social life on campus,” said Professor Emeritus Cho. “I hope there will be more donations in the future for the development of KUBS.”   Meanwhile, the artifacts donated by Professor Emeritus Cho will be exhibited in the faculty lounge (Room 602) at LG-POSCO Building.  
Feb 18, 2016
Sang Il Lee, chairman of Iljin Group, donates 2 billion KRW for the KUBS Support for Business Startups
Sang Il Lee (Commerce, ‘57), chairman of Iljin Group, donated 2 billion KRW for the KUBS Support for Business Startups Educational services and center construction for students who dream of starting their own startups … Startup Support Center is scheduled to be completed in September.   KUBS Dean Dong-One Kim, left, and Iljin Group CEO Dong-Seop Lee   Sang Il Lee (Commerce, ‘57), chairman of Iljin Group, has made a 2 billion won donation to support the development of his alma mater. On November 13, 2015, Dong-One Kim (KUBS Dean), Hosun Rhim (Associate Dean), Seung-Weon Yoo (Associate Dean), Myeong-Hyeon Cho (Associate Dean ), Dongseop Lee (President of Iljin Group), Tae-Hyung Kim (Executive Director of Iljin Group), and Yoonju Lee (Managing Director of Iljin Group) were present at the fund ceremony.   The funds, contributed by Iljin Group, will be devoted to the development of Korea University. The funds will be also used to construct Startup Support Center and to provide educational services of business startups in efforts to foster talented KUBS students. The construction for Startup Support Center, which will be named after Iljin Group, is schedule to be completed in September.   “The funds will be utilized to provide educational services and support for business startups for KUBS students,” said KUBS Dean Dong-One Kim. “We will do our absolute best to cultivate talented individuals with challenge-driven from Startup Support Center that is named after Iljin Group.”  
Feb 11, 2016
Alumnus Myung-Ho Seung, chairman of Dongwha Group, donates 1.5 billion KRW to KUBS
Alumnus Myung-Ho Seung (International Trade, ’74), chairman of Dongwha Group, donates 1.5 billion KRW to KUBS Donates a total of KRW 3 billion, including fund for the development of Korea University … Will be devoted to the KUBS Development Fund and the KUBS Support for Business Startups       Dongwha Group chairman Myung-Ho Seung (International Trade, ’74) has made a 3 billion won donation to support the development of his alma mater. On February 5, Jaeho Yeom (KU President), Dong-One Kim (KUBS Dean), Byung-Hyun Yoo (Vice President for Development and External Affairs/Capital Planning), Myung-Ho Seung (Dongwha Group Chairman), Hongjin Kim (Cheif Executive Officer and Director of Dongwha Group), and Gyeongseop Min (Director for Financial Planning and Human Resources of Donghwa Group) attended the Korea University Development Fund Ceremony at the headquarters office of Dongwha.   The funds, contributed by Chairman Seung, will be devoted to the development of Korea University and the KUBS Support for Business Startups for KUBS students. As a token of gratitude and honor, Startup Support Center will be named after Chairman Seung, and its construction is scheduled to be completed in September 2016. In addition, KUBS also has pledged to report the details of the usage of the funds on an annual basis in order to inform Dongwha Group of how the funds contribute to the school development and the students- the prospective global talents. This continued interactions will be formed between KUBS and the company in order to make an investment for students.   “As Dongwha Group carries out the principle of loving alma mater, KUBS will nurture talented individuals with creativity and challenge-driven,” said KUBS Dean Dong-One Kim. “We greatly appreciate the donation we received from Dongwha Group that puts business management into practice for society.”   Meanwhile, Chairman Seung has already donated a number of occasions totaling over 650 million KRW in the past, showing consistent love to his alma mater.  
Feb 11, 2016