Thank you to all of the guests and supporters for the 4th Annual Chi Fan for Charity Shanghai organised by Austen Morris Associates and held on November 15th. With over 600 guests joining us to dine out and celebrate at the Lapis Thai After Party, forty five restaurants donating meals and over 100 sponsors donating their talents, products and services, we raised over 350,000 RMB for our beneficiaries. We enjoyed working with everyone and are so thankful for the generous donations from Shanghai’s top restaurants including Andaz, Bang! By Mr. Willis, Beef & Liberty, Bocado, BOCCA, Café Sambal, CHAR at Hotel Indigo, Da Marco, DOC, El Efante, el Willy, Gallo, Hai by Goga, Haiku, Henkes, Kakadu, La Poste, Lapis Thai/Le Viet, Light & Salt, Lotus Land, M1NT, MADISON, MAYA, Maya Milano, Mayita, Mr Willis, Napa Wine Bar and Kitchen, 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo da Bombana, Pistacchio, Pistolera, Pizza Express, Prego at The Westin, Sale e Pepe, Scarpetta, Shanghai Slims, Si Ji Xuan at Four Seasons Hotel, Table No. 1, Tap House, The 1515 West Chophouse & Bar, The Commune Social, The Grumpy Pig, The MEAT at Kerry Hotel Pudong, Thought for Food, Urban Thai, Vedas and Wujie. Your ongoing support made Chi Fan for Charity a huge success.
Thank you to all of our hosts including Aaron Wild & Nicola Hamilton, Abby McBride, Aline Siobhan Davies, Antony Ward, Benjamin Knopp, Benoit Thebaut & Stephane Demontgros, Calvin Tsao, Emily Beavers, Frej Lewenhaupt Sandberg, Geoff Siebengartner, Greg Morris & James Colclough, Ian Sullivan, James Broomer, James O’loughlin, Jen Flowers, Jen Loong, Jenny Witiker, Joanna & Michael Crain, John Cox, Jon Holand, Julie Jackson, Kevin Mann, Kit Mention, Lana and John Jakovich, Larry Denecker, Lenel & Jean Roux, Lisa & Brian Cupps, Lynette MacDonald, Margaret Keefe, Maridyth Smith, Matt Kuykendall, Matthew Riddington, Melissa & Adam Juszynski, Michael Knuppel, Michael Zhou, Michelle Teope Shen, Ned Kelly, Petrea Harvey, Sarah Stevens, Wei Vivien Chen, Wendy Paris and Yuhua Chen.
A special thank you to our After Party sponsors including drink sponsors Coca Cola, The Wine Republic, FIJI, Primet, Hi Degree Tequila, Dulce Vida Tequila, Sarklass, Cassia Brands, Gotham East, and 31 Jiu. Our entertainment sponsors included Sharingbox, Brawl on the Bund, Klip Tap, Verve Talent & Modeling, Alan McLavor, The Groove, and URVC. Thank you to Digital Creative, Yoopay, Uber and Botánica Floral Design and Events. Thank you to our food sponsors including CinnaSwirl, Miss Ma, Strictly Cookies, Spread the Bagel and Fillidutt.
A special thank you to our Silent Auction sponsors including Andes Premium Catch – Little Catch, Angelika Lincoln, BeCycle, Belleisbelle, Botánica Floral Design and Events, Brawl on the Bund, Bukhara Indian Grill and Lounge, Cages, Casa Pagoda, Club Meiwei, Cukimber, Deans Bottle Shop, Dragon Events, Eat Well Shanghai, Educating Girls from Rural China, Elders, Farmhouse Juice Vouchers, Fillidutt, Golden Gloves Boxing Gym, Hazel & Marie Pearls, Heart to Heart Shanghai, Hunter and Gatherer, Hyatt on the Bund, IMG, IPAI, Karma Yoga, Mary + Marie, Mary H Designs, Mercedes-Benz Arena, NFL, Oba Coats, Shanghai Centre, Pret a Manger, The Rooster, Serenity Seitan, Shanghai Supper Club, Shanghai United Family Hospital, SHOKAY, Side Chef, Sip and Paint, Spinback Fitness, Spread the Bagel, Sugar Lady, The Collection, The Langham Xintiandi, The Puli, The Rooster, TSA – Tian Shi Art, Two Cities, Uber, UnTour, Via Pacifica Selections and ZnB Fitness.
Thank you to our fantastic Media Sponsors including Shanghai WOW, Touch Media, That’s Shanghai, City Weekend, Community Center Shanghai, HiShanghai, Klip Tap, Olifun, Redscale Studios, Riviera Events, Shanghai Daily Secret, Shanghai Expatriate Association, Shanghai Family, Sherpas, Talk Shanghai, Timeout Shanghai and WeHelper for helping to spread the word.
A final thank you to the organizing sponsor Austen Morris Associates for your leadership over the last four years and ensuring that the event is better and better each year. Also, thank you to the organizing sponsors edible marketing, Dragon Events, The Good Agency and Spectrum.
“What a fantastic evening all-round! The food and wine were outstanding in their own right. When you add in the company of old friends and new acquaintances, it was a truly memorable evening. The after-party was a great success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Most importantly, however, everyone contributed to a worthy cause and helped to raise money for this year’s charities.” -Jon Holand, Austen Morris Associates
“From Prego on the Bund, to the Lapis Thai, host Matthew and Sara Riddington and guests Stephen, Ani, Alex, Abby, Tim and Martha enjoyed a wonderful evening despite the later onslaught of Tequila shots! Thank You Chi Fan.” -Matthew Riddington, Austen Morris Associates
“Chi Fan for Charity guests really enjoyed the charismatic & hilarious V-men, while taking pictures with them and the frame. Looking forward to having further cooperation in the near future! We can always help you providing any kind of Performers/Talent & Event Management services in China & Asia.”- Nadia Villaverde, Verve International
“Thanks, great event!” -Adam Juszynski, Coca Cola
“Thanks for the email and for a wonderful night.” – Petrea Harvey, Yew Chung International School
“I´m quite interested to cover your visit at the hospital with the Heart to Heart children surgeries and as well the girls at Educating Women of Rural China in Qinghai. Please feel free to contact me whenever you need PR/Marketing photos or video, I would be very happy to document this kind of charity.” -Michelle Mueller, Volunteer Photographer
“You’re amazing–great job! Great party. MUCH better than last year’s after party! This venue was perfect, as was the execution. Great job. We had an excellent time! Please keep us in mind for next year. Music choices were betters as well!” -Matt Kuykendall, Shanghai American School
“The event and party were fantastic! You did an amazing job!! There is no way to tell you how happy we are that you included Heart to Heart Shanghai as one of the beneficiaries…. so all I’ll say for the children and families that you will impact so much is THANK YOU! You’re the best.” Karen Carrington, Heart to Heart Shanghai
“Thank you for the follow up and congratulations for a real great event. It was my first one and we had a fab time!” – Angelika Lincoln, Angelika Lincoln Photography
“It was a sincere pleasure meeting you as well, and congrats on the events turnout & success! I certainly had a great time!!” – Jonathan Hasson, Luxury Concierge China