Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Raises RM70,000 For Community Scholars

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Raises RM70,000 For Community Scholars

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF), the largest education-focused social enterprise in Malaysia, recently raised RM70,000 to benefit the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Community Scholars at a charity recital, titled “A Night of Musical Kaleidoscope” presented by the Perak Society of Performing Arts (PSPA).

Close to 800 showed their support for the initiative, and was rewarded by an entrancing musical extravaganza, specially designed to take the audience on a journey through the breath-taking lens of music history from Bach to Yiruma.

The PSPA International Ensemble was led by the renowned conductor Eugene Pook, who has performed in prestigious venues around the world and equally-acclaimed clarinet soloist, Andrew Simon who is the Principal Clarinet from the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

Sunway University Ensemble whose members include a few Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Talent Scholarship recipients also performed at the event. The University’s ensemble has gained a reputation as a community ensemble since it was established in 2008, and is highly sought-after for community and corporate events and benefits.

“ We are grateful to the many corporations and members of the public who have not only supported the Jeffrey Cheah Community Scholars but also helped propagate an appreciation for music and performance,” said Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group and Sunway University.

All proceeds from the recital benefited the JCF Community Scholars who are from homes and orphanages in Malaysia. To-date the JCF has aided 144 community scholars who would otherwise not have access to quality education. This year another 20 will receive the opportunity of a quality tertiary education. The scholarship covers full tuition, accommodation, living allowances and books.