The Seal of Love Charitable Foundation Limited (the Foundation) has generously donated to advance PolyU’s research and impact on health-related disciplines. In appreciation of the donor’s generosity, the Block BC building on the PolyU campus was named the Seal of Love Foundation Building.


A naming ceremony for the Seal of Love Foundation Building was held, during which Dr Lam Tai-fai, PolyU Council Chairman, accompanied by Professor Jin-Guang Teng, PolyU President, presented mementos to Mr Lawrence Chan, Chairman of the Foundation, and Ms Dee Dee Chan, Director of the Foundation, and members of the Chan family. Together with PolyU’s senior management, the Chan family officiated at the plaque unveiling ceremony for the Seal of Love Foundation Building. Friends of the Chan family also attended the ceremony. Professor Teng thanked the Foundation for their generosity and long-standing support for PolyU.


Establishment of a fund to promote mental health

Mr Lawrence Chan, the founder of the Foundation, has shown his support to PolyU by donating HK$45 million to establish the Seal of Love Charitable Foundation Health and Service Impact Fund, aiming to advance PolyU’s research impact in health-related disciplines. The first project beneficiary will be a five-year mental health initiative called The Resilience Students Training Hub (ReST Hub), which aims to turn university campuses across Hong Kong and Asia into mental health promotive ecosystems through services, training, and community engagement events.


Four decades of support from the Chan family

The Chan family’s long-standing ties with PolyU date back to the 1980s. Pioneering Hong Kong hotelier Mr Chan Chak-fu, father of Mr Lawrence Chan, was an early champion of the proposal to set up the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) and donated to the then Hong Kong Polytechnic for a hospitality vocational training programme. In 2017, the family donated to SHTM to further develop the School’s hospitality industry excellence. In recognition of the contribution, the building that houses the School was named the Mr and Mrs Chan Chak Fu Building.


The Chan family supports PolyU in various ways. Mr Lawrence Chan’s daughter Ms Dee Dee Chan is currently a member of the University Council, a Director of Hotel Icon Limited and a governing committee member of the PolyU Foundation, contributing significantly to the University’s development.


The Seal of Love Foundation Building is adjacent to the University's main entrance and the iconic long staircase. It embodies the memories of generations of staff and students and symbolises the close partnership between the Foundation and PolyU.