The University of Hong Kong Museum Society proudly celebrated its twentieth anniversary with a major fundraising Gala Dinner at the historic Loke Yew Hall on the 25 October 2008. The Gala Dinner, the culmination of a year of special events commemorating twenty years of active commitment to the University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG), was attended by over 200 members and friends of the Society, including Founder Mrs. Margaret Wang.
Enthusiastic members flew in from all over the world to specially attend this gala event: Singapore, England, Canada and the United States. Highlights of the evening included heart-warming speeches given by Patron Ellen Tsui, past and present Chairmen, Margaret Wang, Jean Ho and Margaret Yu. The evening included a memorable performance by distinguished operatic bass, Dr. Derek Anthony, and live auction by Christies.
The Gala Dinner was a huge success, raising nearly $2 million through the generosity of members and sponsors.