Dear Alumni and Friends,
It is a remarkable time to be part of the Shanghai Jiao
Tong University family. SJTU has never been stronger
since its 1896 inception. Overcoming numerous obstacles
through out its history and leading the reform of higher
education, SJTU has continued to be one of the most
preeminent universities in China and envisioned to
become one of the first class universities in the world.
Iím privileged to be the president of SJTU and chairman
of the SJTU Foundation of America. Even though Iím among
the newest members of the SJTU family, Iíve been deeply
touched by the rich heritage of SJTU and its values.
Generations of our alumni have succeeded in various
professions and pursuits. We are all grateful for our
SJTU education and experience that have shaped our
lives, influenced our careers, and enhanced our values.
Giving back is a great tradition of the SJTU family, as
we have learned since our first day at SJTU to ďthink of
the source when drinking waterĒ.
The SJTU Foundation of America serves as a SJTU platform
in the US, and a bridge connecting the alumni and
friends in the US with SJTU. Your tax deductible
contributions through SJTUFA will not only support the
SJTU students, faculty, and programs, but also
demonstrate a vote of confidence in SJTU. The number of
individuals who participate in giving to SJTU will be a
significant factor in influencing corporate and
foundation grant support, which has grown increasingly
more important for SJTU operation and development.
Wallace H. Coulter Foundation of Florida has pledged a
$2.5 million USD challenge grant to encourage the alumni
and friends to contribute to SJTU. Your contribution
will be matched dollar to dollar by WHCF. Your gift can
be designated to a specific department or program that
has affected your life or career. It can also be
earmarked for the Annual Fund, which is extremely
valuable because it allows SJTU to apply the funding to
where needs most, such as recruiting top talent from the
US and funding educational exchange programs.
We share the responsibilities for the future of SJTU,
which promises to be even more brilliant than its
remarkable past. Please join me in helping SJTU advance
Thank you for your continuous support to SJTU.
|Prof. Zhang Jie,