Cultivating and sharing talents in line with the Belt and Road, as well as Greater Bay Area Initiatives
Macau, August 1, 2017 – Wynn has always supported the development of education and the nurturing of local talents as the company strongly believes that education is the foundation of a society's most important values: knowledge and culture. In one of its most far-reaching corporate social responsibility initiatives, Wynn Resorts (Macau) S.A. recently donated MOP 80 million to the University of Macau Development Foundation (UMDF), to support the long-term development of the University of Macau (UM) and its Asia-Pacific Academy of Economics and Management (APAEM).
At the cheque presentation ceremony, Dr. Lam Kam Seng Peter, University Council Chair / Chair of the Trustees Committee of UMDF and Prof. Wei Zhao, UM Rector / Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of UMDF received the cheque from Ms. Linda Chen, President and Executive Director of Wynn Resorts (Macau) S.A.
Wynn is grateful for the opportunity to have an active role in supporting the University of Macau, as well as the city as a whole. More importantly, the Company hopes to lay a solid foundation in constructing a sustainable and long-term system for nurturing Macau's local talents. In support of the Belt and Road initiative, as well as the Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macau Greater Bay Area development plan, this effort aims to play a key role in developing local expertise and sharing talents throughout the region. In facilitating the growth of neighboring countries and regions, the initiative will also help provide more diversified opportunities for local youth, enabling them to contribute to the economic development of the country.
The donation is part of a commitment made by Wynn Resorts (Macau) S.A. to UMDF in 2011. This continuous support has enabled APAEM to conduct independent and groundbreaking research, with the academy backed by a strong teaching and advisory team made up of well- known scholars, including three Nobel Prize laureates who serve on its Honorary Advisory Board. Its goal is to establish a world-class research and advisory hub to develop regional policies and nurture the new generation of leaders for the Asia-Pacific region.