CHU FOUNDATION

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We exist to help people thrive through education, and to cultivate artists on the frontiers of human expression.

Chu Foundation was founded by Natalie and Lawrence Chu, who strive to advance humanity by partnering with visionaries in transformative fields.

As an independent not-for-profit entity, Chu Foundation supports a number of charities and organisations that bring a positive impact to society, including Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, University of Chicago, and Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children. Beyond our charitable endowments, our contribution revolves around active participation – Natalie and Lawrence help advance organisations as board members and through continued volunteering.

In the world of art, Chu Foundation supports renowned institutions including Pompidou, Tate and Smart Museums. Chu Foundation takes a holistic approach to empowering human potential. How we work today reflects the breadth of Natalie and Lawrence’s interests and their conviction that education and art can spark meaning and innovation to enrich lives.

Opening a new chapter in the history of our patronage, our latest project is to establish a unique artist residency in Tateyama, Japan.

Natalie & Lawrence Chu

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Natalie andLawrence Chu

Chu Foundation was founded by Natalie and Lawrence Chu, who strive to advance humanity by partnering with visionaries in transformative fields.

Lawrence Chu is an entrepreneur, patron of the arts & education, and the Founder of BlackPine Group. He is also Co-Founder of Oriente, Kenetic, and VSFG where he serves as Executive Chairman.

Before embarking on his entrepreneurial career, Lawrence previously worked as a portfolio manager at UBS O’Connor in Hong Kong focusing on Asian investments. Prior to UBS O’Connor, he was a strategy executive in the Chairman’s office of EMI Music in London. He began his career at UBS Warburg in the technology and M&A investment banking groups in London and Hong Kong. Lawrence graduated from University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Lawrence is a member of the Tate’s Asia-Pacific Acquisitions Committee,  a governor of the Smart Museum Board of Governors and served as a governor of the Alumni Board of Governors at the University of Chicago in Chicago. He also serves on the board of governors of the Chinese International School as the Chairman of the Finance and Development Committee, and was a member of the board of directors of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals in Hong Kong.

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