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Signing Ceremony Held for Larger-than-ever Donation on New Gymnasium Project

On the afternoon of April 21st, the signing ceremony for the generous donation on New Gymnasium Project by SGCF(Suzhou Gold-mantis Charity Foundation) was held at Honglou Conference Center. As per the agreement, Suzhou Gold-mantis Charity Foundation shall donate sixty million yuan to Soochow University for the construction of its new gymnasium.

SGCDC(Suzhou Gold Mantis Construction Decoration Co., Ltd) first established strategic cooperation with our school in 2007 and great advances have been made in various fields over the past ten years, including talent development, scientific research, industry-university-research cooperation and management system of institute. Scholarships and research grants are set up as encouragement for prominent students and teachers and support for training abroad, respectively. Donations by SGCF has by far reached one hundred and ten million yuan, and counting.

On behalf of all the faculty and also students, Wang Zhuojun, Party Secretaty of Soochow University and president of Educational Development Foundation, expressed his gratitude to the strong support from SGCDC and SGCF. “With matching fund of our university, the new gymnasium will be well-equipped with first-class facilities and be qualified for hosting indoor events of National Universities’ Games.” said Wang Junzhuo on the signing ceremony.

Principal Sidong Xiong also warmly welcomed the guests from SGCDC and SGCF and briefed the attendees on the basic situation of the university, especially achievements in recent years. He highlighted the great significance of this donation and said that the university would take good use of it and ensure that the whole construction of new gymnasium would be accomplished to a high standard.

Subsequently, the Donation Agreement was jointly sighed by SGCDC, SGCF and Soochow University and the donor, SGCF, was awarded a donation certificate by Educational Development Foundation of Soochow University.