Charity Dinner Once Again Raised Fund for the Foster Care Program(2008-11-05)


Catherine Wang   Joyce Wang  On the night of 17 October, The Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai raised additional 1.5 million yuan for Foster Care Program at the "Make A Wish Come True - Rondo Veneziano" Charity Gala. At RMB320,000, the highest bid during the evening was for a Ferragamo diamond watch  donated by world famous actress Ms. Zhang  ZiYi.
Before the charity event, the hotel's general manager Rainer J. Bürkle, along with his wife and some employees, went to The Shanghai Children's Welfare Center to see the orphans. Mr. Bürkle was happy to see the orphans living happily with care from different walks of life.    "We hope that through charity works, more children may return to the society and receive love and care from parents," said he.
The hotel has held 11 such charity galas consecutively to raise fund for the Foster Care Program of the SCWC. The fund previously raised for the program amounted to 6.236 million yuan.Charity dinner once again raised fund for the Foster Care Program.
Photo: At the charity gala.