Art Work Donated by Dr. Chang
Dr. Chester Chang and Dean Marilyn Flynn stand before the installation of a 250-year old classical painting “The 100 Scholars” at the USC School of Social Work. Dr. Chang had donated the painting on the occasion of the NetKAL Benefit Gala in December 2007, for which he had also gifted 14 incredibly unique and valuable works of Korean art.
Chester Chang has donated Korean cultural artifacts valued at $250,000 to the USC School of Social Work’s Network of Korean-American Leaders Fellowship Program (NetKAL), the Yonhap (the U.S. equivalent of the Associated Press) story reported. “I completely support the mission of the NetKAL program, which was created to nurture the next generation of Korean leaders,” Chang said at a press conference held at USC. Chang has already donated more than 500 items from his collection to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USC and other institutions, the article stated. “We are trying our best to lay down roots for our program which aims to develop a healthy next generation of community leaders and to create a strong network among them,” said Je Hoon Lee, who directs NetKAL. The artifacts will be auctioned online and all money raised will go towards NetKAL, according to the story. “When we were growing up we had to figure things out on our own,” Chang said. “While it’s too late for me, there is now an outstanding program called NetKAL.”