Screenshot of Zhang Yingying Foundation Donation Page.
Zhang Yingyings family was at the press conference. The News-Gazette
Beijing News reported earlier that on August 5, local time, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) announced the establishment of the Yingyings Fund on its official website to commemorate Chinese visiting scholar Zhang Yingying. Founded with the support of Zhang Yingyings family, the foundation will provide support to international students in urgent need of funds such as emergencies.
On the morning of August 19, local time, Zhang Yingyings family officially announced the news at a press conference. Zhang Ronggao said that this would be the most appropriate commemoration of her daughters life. Yingying is very kind, he said. When she sees someone in trouble or in need of help, she will try her best to help others. So, as a family, we are proud of the way Yingying Foundation was established at the University of Illinois to commemorate her life. At the same time, he said that the loss of Yingying grief will always accompany the family, do not want any family to experience similar tragedies.
Zhang Yingyings boyfriend Hou Xiaolin said in a statement that this is not only Yingyings wish, but also the hope of family members to return to those who have helped them and to society. Generally speaking, we hope to have the opportunity to help more people like those who have helped us. For our family, we will not get any financial income from Yingying Fund.
According to the local media The News-Gazette, Zhang Yingyings family took the lead in donating $30,000 to the foundation.
At present, the online donation platform has been established. The page shows that the foundation has raised $58,000.
Source: New Beijing Daily Responsible Editor: Dai Wenjia_NB12498