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    Chung To is the Founder and Chairman of Chi Heng Foundation (CHF), a charity registered and based in Hong Kong. During the past four years, CHF has been actively working on AIDS prevention and care in China. Under the AIDS Orphan Project, CHF is helping over 10,000 students whose parents have died of or are dying of AIDS in Central China by paying for their education and providing many care services.

    Chung was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to the United States as a teenager. He received a bachelor's degree at Columbia University and a master's degree at Harvard University. Chung worked in investment banking for 10 years with several European and US banks in New York and Hong Kong. While working as a banker in Hong Kong, Chung founded Chi Heng Foundation with a few like-minded individuals and began working on AIDS education and prevention projects in China on a part time basis. In 2002, after realizing the seriousness and urgency of the AIDS problems in China, Chung decided to put his banking career on hold and began devoting his full attention to AIDS work in China on a pro bono basis.

    From 1999 to 2003, Chung was a board member of AIDS Concern, was acting as Chairman of the Board in 2003. Since 1999, he has been a member of the AIDS Prevention and Care Committee (APCC) appointed by the Hong Kong Government. Chung has also been Vice President of the Harvard Club of Hong Kong and is a member of MENSA.

    Chung has received many awards for his work in AIDS related issues. In 2003, he received the "Ten Outstanding Young Persons" award from the Junior Chamber International Hong Kong. He was featured by Ming Pao and the Red Ribbon Centre as one of the "Ten Most Inspiring Persons - AIDS in Hong Kong for 20 years", and named one of the "Ten Greatest Anti-AIDS Heroes in China" by the Southern People Weekly in 2004. Chung received the "Centennial Service Award for Professional Excellence" from the Rotary Club District 3450, and was named as one of the "Ten Outstanding Young Leaders of the Era" by Southern People Weekly and CCTV Channel 10 People Program in 2005. Mr To is awarded by Junior Chamber International (JCI) as one of the Outstanding Young Persons of the World for 2006.