On December 19, 2019, the Korea Support Committee (KSC) held a donation ceremony to present IVI with a total donation of 423M Korean won (> 365,000 USD) made possible by generous donors across industry, academia, health organizations, and individuals. Major donors and representatives from donating organizations attended the ceremony, and received appreciation plaques that recognize their contribution.
In honor of the largest private donation since our founding, we unveiled the new name of our main auditorium: Sung Young Chul Hall, after the professor and global leader in biotechnology.
Professional golfer and IVI Goodwill Ambassador So Yeon Ryu also attended the ceremony and warmly thanked the donors for their continued support and generosity. As we wrap up 2019, we reflect on the enormous amount of support and partnership we received this year, and look forward to the next decade of collectively working toward a world free of infectious diseases.