Jass Evening / Studer Trust - 23 June 2014

23 Jun 2014 20:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Article by Tim-Zi Bethke | 12 November 2014

The Swiss Association of Hong Kong (SAHK) has always been a great supporter of the Studer Trust, a charitable organization founded in 2004 by the late Peter Gautschi.

Peter was a Swiss expatriate well known in the hotel business. After his retirement he founded Studer Trust and up to date has completed more than 200 charitable projects, mostly schools in China and Myanmar. The Trust’s philosophy is to keep the bureaucracy to a bare minimum and that hundred percent of the donations are being used for the needy. Still nowadays, all administrative expenses are covered by a privately funded endowment fund.

Peter passed away in a tragic car crash in June 2013 in Myanmar. Since then the Swiss community has shown its appreciation and respect towards Peter and his legacy in many supporting events and gestures.

One of them is the Jass-Evening dedicated to Peter. It is a well-known fact that Peter was a passionate Jass-player and regularly seen at the SAHK’s monthly Jass. After Peter’s death, Thomas Burkhalter, the organizer of the Jass Evening, together with friends arranged the “Jass Evening in salutation and remembrance of Peter Gautschi”.

The first Jass took place in July 2013 and the second Jass this year on the first anniversary of Peter’s death

It was again a beautiful gathering among old and new friends accompanied by the fine cuisine at the Pacific Club and some fun jokes over the Jass tables. The Studer Trust did also receive generous donations and it would like to express its heartfelt thanks to the SAHK and all friends and supporters.

For more information please visit www.studertrust.org

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