On December 27th, 2020 at Kaohsiung, a concert was performed by a string orchestra under the support of a SU alumnus of the Department of German Language and Culture Wen-Yen Tseng. The philanthropist (Class of 1995) provided instruments that he had collected for years for children who love music but cannot afford one.
The concert was savored by Shu-Fang Wang, Dean of SU Office of Social Source, Alumni Service, Career Development, and Art Center, along with Hsun-Lu Fan, commissioner of the Control Yuan, and Yu-Cheng Kang, councilor of Kaohsiung City Council.
In fact, the generous alumnus engaged in charitable giving for many times. In 2018, Tseng established “Tree Books” in Pingtung, a free library opened up for all children, and he ran a book drive that collected thousands of books donated by SU’s students and faculty.
On August 14th, 2011, to commemorate the centenary of the Republic of China Air Force, he gave away 814 teddy bears that were wearing air force uniforms to a charity sale. Notably, the top-ranked badminton player, Tzu-Ying Tai, also contributed to this event. She autographed ten of the bears to encourage more charitable works. Additionally, in 2009, when Taiwan was seriously hit by the “8/8 Flood,” Tseng provided financial aid for students who were the victims of the disaster.
Being successful in multiple fields, besides years of experience, the benevolent businessman attributed his achievements to the learning in SU. Back in college, the liberal environment allowed Tseng to read a lot and develop diversified talents and skills.
“After graduating, you need to learn lots of things from scratch. You need to do what you do very well to become successful. And it’s quite common if you fail many times,” Tseng said, encouraging students to see a crisis as a chance, in which they should work harder and fulfill their potentials.
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