22 May 2020 - Article
Michelle Chow, Consultant at Withers Hong Kong, has been recognised by the Law Society of Hong Kong for her outstanding pro bono professional service to charities through 2014’s Distinguished Community Service Award.
“I am very honoured by the recognition again this year from the Law Society,” said Michelle. “I would also like to extend this recognition to my clients for their generous supports to the charities which render great service to the society.” Michelle has been actively involved in projects including hospital and elderly care services, serving on the WiseGiving steering committee at the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, and the promotion of harp music to the community. In particular, Michelle’s work for WiseGiving has far-reaching implications because it facilitates WiseGiving’s mission to help donors achieve their goals. Driven by a shared belief that donors have a powerful role to play in civil society beyond merely providing funds, Michelle has helped WiseGiving deliver innovative and powerful giving strategies to donors that reflect their values, focus on critical issues, and have measurable impact.
“We are proud that the Law Society of Hong Kong has acknowledged Michelle’s exceptional commitment to providing community service,” said Sharon Ser, Withers’ Senior Regional Partner Asia. “Philanthropy is an ever increasing importance amongst high-net-worth individuals and families. Michelle’s passion in philanthropy and community work proves to be a valuable addition to Withers’ unparalleled offering in Asia.”
The Law Society of Hong Kong’s Pro Bono and Community Service Award Presentation Ceremony took place on 5 December, 2014 at the High Court. The award aims at promoting and encouraging Law Society members’ active participation in pro bono and community work.