The David Chow Foundation

The David Chow Humanitarian Foundation recognizes and rewards dedicated and caring humanitarians found among charitable, religious, scientific, literary, and educational organizations worldwide that promote man’s humanity towards man whose service of unselfish giving might otherwise go unnoticed.

2016 Charles E. Young Humanitarian Awards

2016 Charles Young Award

Three UCLA students have been honored with the 2016 Charles E. Young Humanitarian Awards for their outstanding commitment to public service. Ethan Haik, a second-year neuroscience student was honored for his role in creating the Bruin Science Fair, an outreach program that helps foster a love of science in students at two under-resourced middle schools in Los Angeles. Minali Mohindra, a fourth-year neuroscience student, was recognized for her work with the Pediatric AIDS Coalition (PAC), an organization she has volunteered with since fall 2012. And Jimmy Zheng, a fourth-year biology student, was recognized for creating Street Outreach, an extension of UCLA’s Mobile Clinic Project that has operated weekly in the area of Sycamore Avenue and Romaine Street in West Hollywood for the past 16 years.

The Young Humanitarian Award, established by UCLA in 1986 as an annual tribute to recognize and encourage projects that address communities’ social needs, is one of the most prestigious honors given to UCLA students.


George Lucas, Mellody Hobson receive Ambassador for Humanity Award

George Lucas, Mellody Hobson

George Lucas ’66 and his wife, Mellody Hobson, received the 2016 Ambassador for Humanity Award of USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education. Presented to the couple by USC trustee and USC Shoah Foundation founder Steven Spielberg, on Dec. 8 in Los Angeles, the awards recognize the couple’s long-standing commitment to humanitarian efforts and education.

The Ambassador for Humanity Award is reserved for individuals who embody the institute’s values and mission to promote tolerance and mutual respect. The husband and wife have been longtime supporters of the institute, as well as advocates of children’s education.

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David Chow, Humanitarian