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Hosts Jo Foundation and Motherland Training Organization of Kore...

  • 2020-11-28
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* Youth in ceremony for Motherland Excursion 2019


Hosts Jo Foundation and Motherland Training Organization of Korea University Sejong Campus Make Substantial Contribution


Jo Yonggeun, chairman of the board for the Jo Foundation, donated 260 thousand dollars to KAYAC


Jo Yonggeun, chairman of Advanced Food System, a solution-offering enterprise in the food ingredient industry in central New Jersey, recently agreed to donate a total of 260 thousand dollars to KAYAC through the Jo Foundation, a nonprofit corporation, which was established by him for the purpose of community service. He decided to donate a total of 260 thousand dollars over the course of 10 years, or 26 thousand dollars per year from 2021, to the Motherland Training Organization that provides an annual opportunity for Korean American high school students to visit their motherland. Chairman Jo said, “For the past twenty years, the foundation has carried out activities, particularly through visits to their homeland, to help Koreans overseas understand what it means to be Korean. I decided to donate to the stability of this program which educates the next generation of Koreans on their origins.” Chairman Jo’s contribution is going to be used to operate the Youth Ceremony for Motherland Excursion of KU, which is co-managed by the Motherland Training Organization.


Since 2009, KU Sejong Campus has conducted the Youth Ceremony for Motherland Excursion with KAYAC. For the youth who participate, experiencing their motherland instills in them its national and pioneering spirit and finally helps them to grow into global talents who feel the pride of being Korean. KU Sejong Campus and KAYAC signed a bilateral MOU related to exchange and cooperation for the Korean American Youth Ceremony for Motherland Excursion in 2019. The Korean American Youth Ceremony for Motherland Excursion 2019 was held from July 8 to 18, 2019, for ten nights and eleven days, and 60 Korean American youth attended. They explored a wide range of historic sites, from history museums, Gyeongbokgung Palace, and Gwanghwamun Plaza in Seoul to Chomseongdae Observatory, Bulguksa Temple, and Seokguram in Gyeongju, which allowed them to look back on the history of the nation. The future of the Youth Motherland Training Organization is expected to take a leap thanks to the huge contribution made to KAYAC.


In the meantime, owing to the 2020 COVID-19, the motherland visit training program scheduled for last July was cancelled.


Chairman Jo went off to America to study when he was 18, and finished Cornell Graduate School with a major in food engineering. Since then, he has had many successes as a businessman by obtaining a number of patents and establishing a food additive processing company. He has remained involved in community service and volunteered in the Korean American community by serving as a chairman of the Princeton Community Center and the New York Beautiful Foundation. Also, he is known as a Korean businessman who takes the initiative to give back his property to society such as donating to his alma mater, Cornell University’s current Department of Food Science.


KU Sejong Student PR Team, KUS-ON

Student Reporter: Choi Sooyeon

Photographer: Lee Minchul

Translator: Yang Hayoung

Editor: Conrad Brubacher

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