Continuing a tradition of giving that has spanned many years, Li Ka-shing's Cheung Kong Group recently was ranked third among top donor organizations to the Community Chest of Hong Kong in the past year.
The top two were HSBC and Sun Hung Kai Properties group.
It was Cheung Kong's 14th year to be acknowledged in the top tier of donors at the annual awards ceremony that paid tribute to 210 major donors on Friday.
Its subsidiaries - Hutchison Whampoa, Power Assets Holdings, Cheung Kong (Holdings), AS Watson Group and Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings - also won two honorary awards, a public welfare excellence award, and two public welfare merit award.
In its Community for the Chest TV show held recently, Cheung Kong matched the total donated by the public through hotlines, doubling the funds raised to HK$5.9 million.