With the goal of facilitating increased cultural exchange between his native country and the United States, Chi Cheung and his wife Candace are providing an annual gift of $10,000 to the Foundation to support interns from Truman.
After immigrating from his ancestral home in Da Tian in the People’s Republic of China, Cheung built a successful community-based business in Jefferson City, Mo. In addition to their support of Truman, the Cheungs have a well-established history of philanthropic endeavors. They previously financed the building of a school in Chi’s rural hometown in the mountains of western China. In the fall of 2014, Truman students Michael Fentress and Summer Santos received the Cheung Annual Scholarship for the Truman EFL Internship in China and spent the semester teaching English at the school.
In June 2015, the Cheungs made a generous gift to a second fund, the New Horizons Support Foundation Scholarship. This fund provides renewable scholarships for students from rural China to cover tuition, room and board costs and related educational expenses at Truman. The inaugural recipient arrived on campus in the fall of 2015.