KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - November 30, 2018 - Mayer Brown held its fifth annual "In the
Know" cocktail fundraiser on 14 November at The China Club, supporting 2018
beneficiary the Asian University for Women (AUW), which
is equipping future leaders for change in corners of the world that need it
The event was a
record-setting success, raising over US$46,000 that will be dedicated to
underwriting scholarships for promising young women to attend the liberal arts
"At Mayer Brown, we
are committed to making a difference and this year, AUW was the beneficiary of
our In The Know annual fundraiser. We are thrilled with the results of
this year's In the Know cocktail party. The generosity shown by our clients,
friends and partners toward AUW exceeded all our expectations. We have raised
enough money to fund three full scholarships at AUW," said Gabriela Kennedy, partner
at Mayer Brown and co-chair of Mayer Brown's "In the Know" committee.
networking forum "In the Know" brings together senior executive women
from different industries and backgrounds, for a series of thought provoking
events throughout the year, culminating in a fundraiser for a chosen charity.
welcomed the guests with colleague Mark Uhrynuk, who serves on the board of the
AUW Hong Kong Support Foundation. They introduced two AUW graduates interning
in Hong Kong to share their stories, aspirations and gratitude. The evening featured a live and silent
auction with luxury goods, travel packages and exclusive Hong Kong experiences
on offer, and a local fortuneteller and caricature artist entertained
On behalf of AUW
Hong Kong Support Foundation, Chairperson Lynne Anne Davis accepted the
generous proceeds from the evening.
The funds raised at
this year's event are especially meaningful, as the scholarships will be
expressly dedicated to AUW's Pathways for Promise program, which provides
access to education for talented women from severely marginalized communities,
including Rohingya refugees, garment factory workers, and women from
high-conflict zones in the Middle East.
Mayer Brown is a
proud partner of AUW, and its
support of the university ranges from providing pro bono legal counsel to
annual sponsorship of the AUW gala benefit. In 2018, Mayer Brown
welcomed an AUW student from Bangladesh as an intern in the Hong Kong office.
This year, Mayer Brown's "In the Know" forum named AUW as the sole
beneficiary for all fundraising activities in 2018.
About Mayer Brown
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About "In the Know"
the Know" is Mayer Brown's exclusive forum for professional women, bringing
together senior executive women from different industries and backgrounds so
that they can share their knowledge, interests and insights in respect of a
range of topical matters.
About Asian University for Women
in 2008 and located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Asian University for Women is
the first of its kind: a regional institution dedicated to women's
education and leadership development -- international in outlook, but rooted in
the contexts and aspirations of the people of Asia. Students from 15
countries attend AUW. This University exists solely to support a rising
network of women leaders, entrepreneurs and change makers from across the
region. It seeks out women who have significant academic potential and
demonstrate courage and a sense of outrage at injustice and are empathic to the
woes of other people. A majority of AUW's students are first in their
family to enter university; 98% of AUW's students are on full or near-full
scholarship funded by private donors from around the world. A majority of
AUW graduates find employment in the private sector in their home countries
while about 25% go on to pursue graduate studies. AUW graduates or former
students have been admitted to Stanford, Oxford, Columbia, Brandeis, Surrey and
a host of other leading universities in the world.
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