Chan Shun International Foundation

An international foundation established by Dr. Chan Shun and his sons, Drs. Tom and Caleb Chan, in June 1989. The purpose of this foundation is “to support nonprofit organizations in their pursuit of educational, medical, missionary, and charitable endeavors that substantially reflect the purpose, mission, and philosophy of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.” A gift of US$10 million was delivered to the General Conference by the Chan family at the Annual Council of 1989 as initial capital for the new foundation. A similar foundation in Hong Kong, the Chan Shun Foundation, had been set up in 1974 by Dr. Chan Shun. Before retiring, Dr. Chan Shun was a businessperson in Hong Kong. With a profound gratitude to his Creator and Saviour, who had abundantly blessed him, Dr. Chan decided, from t...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.