Youngest ILF members Richard and Eric Dong recognized by the United Station Homeless Services and Congresswoman Judy Chu for the endowment fund establishment

Richard and Eric Dong, our youngest ILF US-China Committee members and ILF Ambassadors, made a new endowment found for Union Station Homeless Services on August 8th, 2018 in Pasadena, California.

The endowment will provide scholarships for children in sports, music and the arts, leadership and human rights promotions; to purchase books for the homeless family library; to fund staff appreciation and recognition; and to finance Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights educational programs at Union Station. It is in memory of Robert F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his presidential campaign and in honor of Mrs. Robert F. Kennedy for their legacy and ideals of justice, equality, and freedom for all.

This is their 4th endowment fund since 2014 for their middle school Clairbourn, San Marino High School, ILF and Union Station Homeless Services, using their own investment earnings over the years since 2010 when they began their foray into the financial market.

Richard and Eric are the honorees of Outstanding Young Philanthropist for National Philanthropy Day Awards 2018 by AFP – Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Los Angeles Chapter.

In addition, they earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award at Gold level with commitment to Education in 2017 and 2018. Richard Dong earned the Congressional Award from the US Congress Bronze Medal in 2017 and Silver Medal in 2018.

Both interned for the Honorable US Congresswoman Judy Chu and earned twice the Congressional Recognition Award for Outstanding and Invaluable Service to the Community in 2017 and 2018.

Richard Dong is currently a senior, and Eric Dong, a junior at San Marino High School, California.

Announcement from the United Station Homeless Services : 리엄