The Tong family and the employees of our companies owe much of their success to the communities in which we do business.
To give back, both as individuals and as a company, we play a leading role in supporting the communities with whom we do business. Over the years, we have contributed to numerous organizations and charitable efforts around the world, including donations to local churches and Buddhist organizations in California, food shipments to victims of hurricanes in New Orleans and Mexico, support for a school building foundation in mainland china, and an endowment of a professorship at a university in Taiwan.
More recently, our community involvement efforts have included:
- Donations to Ecole d’Hotellerie et de Tourisme, giving young Cambodians training and qualifications to contribute towards sustainable tourism in Cambodia
- Financial contributions to Hoa Sua School of Economics and Tourism, providing culinary and hospitality training to at-risk and disadvantaged Vietnamese youth
- Donations to the Orange County Food Bank, which distributes nearly 20 million pounds of food annually
- Contributions to the Philippine Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts
These and other efforts remind us that we benefit from our respective communities, and we honor them by giving back whenever we can.