Leo Koguan: Tech Grants

NET WORTH: $1.4 billion

SOURCE OF WEALTH: SHI International

FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth, Arts & Culture, Asian Causes

OVERVIEW:  Leo Koguan moves philanthropy through the Leo Koguan Foundation, which gave away around $5.7 million in a recent year. He strongly focuses on Asian educational institutions via his foundation.

BACKGROUND: Born in Indonesia, Leo Koguan graduated from Columbia University in 1982 and New York Law School in 1985. He is the cofounder and chairman of IT provider SHI International, which has over 17,000 customers, like Boeing and AT&T.

ISSUES:

EDUCATION & YOUTH: In 2008, Koguan pledged $30 million to the law school at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, renaming it in his honor. Koguan is a visiting professor at several universities in China and has strong ties to the community. Via his foundation, he’s also supported Peking University Educational Foundation, Tsinghua Education Foundation, and Fudan University Education Development Foundation. Koguan has also supported New York Law School.

OTHER: Koguan has given at least $1 million to Asia Society.

LOOKING FORWARD: Expect Koguan’s strong support of select Asian educational institutions to continue in particular.

CONTACT:

Leo Koguan Foundation does not provide a clear avenue for getting in touch but below is an address:

Leo Koguan Foundation
290 Davidson Ave
Somerset, NJ 08873

LINK: Leo Koguan Linkedin Profile