In one of the largest private donations in San Jose history, Mr. Kieu Hoang, donated $5 million to San Jose flood victims — the biggest gift for them since the disastrous flood engulfed three neighborhoods last week.
Kieu Hoang, a Vietnamese refugee and Los Angeles County businessman who owns Shanghai RAAS Blood Products, handed Mayor Sam Liccardo a $5 million check at an announcement with city officials. Liccardo said all of the money will go to flood victims.
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RAAS group and its employees worldwide would like to thank Miss Ngoc Trinh for the 24 karat gold art piece that she presented to us last Friday.
It was an honor for us to have her join the RAAS family celebration.
24 karat gold art piece
Jackie Scally, Director of Sales and Marketing, was handed a 24 karat gold art piece by Ngoc Trinh
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CEO & Chairman of RAAS (Rare Antibody Antigen Supply Inc.) wants to make a big impact on the health of the local community.
Philanthropist Kieu Hoang receives a tour of the Free Clinic of Simi Valley. Pictured Left – Right: Miss World 2015 Mireia Lalaguna Royo, Miss World Chairwoman and CEO Julia Morley, CEO & Chairman of RAAS Kieu Hoang, Free Clinic of Simi Valley Executive Director Fred Bauermeister, Free Clinic Board President Ron Hyrchuk and Free Clinic Board Member Don Sturt.
SIMI VALLEY, CA – The Free Clinic of Simi Valley announced today that it has received a $20,000 donation, coordinated by the Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley, from billionaire philanthropist, Kieu Hoang. Hoang, a successful Vietnamese-American entrepreneur in the pharmaceutical industry, visited the Clinic with Mireia Lalaguna Royo, Ms. World 2015, Chairwoman and CEO of Miss World, Julia Morley, along with representatives of the Kiwanis Club, to personally donate to the Clinics’ operation. Additionally, Hoang presented a $20,000 donation to The Samaritan Center of Simi Valley.
Hoang, in past interviews has said that he wants to “cure the world.” He has pledged 20% of his net worth to charities on projects where he can see the results. Hoang’s focus is to see a direct return for each charitable investment.This is part of the reason for visiting the Free Clinic and the Samaritan City personally – to view the operations in action. While touring the Clinic, Hoang remarked that he likes the fact that the Free Clinic of Simi Valley is actually “free.”
Free Clinic of Simi Valley Board President, Chaplain Ron Hyrchuk, Executive Director Fred Bauermeister, and Free Clinic Board Member and Kiwanis member Don Sturt, were on hand to receive the generous donation from Mr. Hoang. “We are so grateful to have a generous and visionary new partner that will join the community of benevolent local organizations like the Kiwanis in helping Simi Valley to become a happier and healthier community,” said Bauermeister.
Kieu Hoang is the CEO of RAAS Nutritionals LLC, based in Agoura Hills. The company researches plasma, healthcare, animal and plant care, and energy projects. According to Forbes Magazine, Kieu Hoang, 72, is the “Richest Newcomer” to the Forbes 400, coming in at #149 in 2015 with a net worth of $3.8 billion.
Hoang started out from very humble beginnings in the U.S., as a Vietnamese refugee who had served as a combat translator during the war. Hoang’s family’s immigration was sponsored by the Westlake Village Women’s Club and the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village. A church member who worked at Abbott Laboratories gave him his first job in the U.S. as an entry-level lab technician at $1.25 an hour.
Fast forward to 1980, Hoang with his laboratory and plasma knowledge branched out on his own his own blood plasma company, RAAS, acquiring blood plasma centers across the U.S. By the late 1980’s, Hoang began expanding globally to China vaulting him into the multi-billionaire level and onto the Forbes list.
Hoang, having recently purchased the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in eastern Simi Valley, wants to make an impact on the surrounding community. According to sources, Hoang plans to have portion of the newly acquired Hummingbird Nest Ranch eventually become a wellness center for cancer patients. Additionally, he hopes to use the property to showcase his other business ventures such as wines from his exclusive Kieu Hoang Winery and introduce international clients to the area.
About the Free Clinic of Simi Valley The Free Clinic of Simi Valley has provided continuous service since its establishment in 1971 as a non-profit, volunteer-based charitable community service organization. The mission of the Free Clinic of Simi Valley is to provide medical care, counseling, dental, and legal assistance to individuals and families in need, regardless of their ability to pay. This includes those of all ages, ethnicities, religions and socioeconomic backgrounds, who are unable to use traditional sources within the community. The Free Clinic of Simi Valley is a GuideStar Gold Exchange participant. For more information, visit: www.FreeClinicSV.com and follow the Free Clinic on Facebook www.Facebook.com/FreeClinicSV, on Twitter www.Twitter.com/FreeClinicSimi and on Instagram at http://www.Instagram.com/FreeClinicSimi
(Simi Valley--CA) At the invitation of businessman Kieu Hoang, owner of the Hummingbird Nest, Mireia Lalaguna, Ms. World 2015 and a native of Spain*, has agreed to attend the Round-Up-A Rockin’ Country Music Extravaganza, scheduled for this Saturday, April 16. Co-sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley, this 4th annual country music festival, which expects a capacity crowd of over 4,000 guests, is a charity event with all proceeds raised for the benefit of local youth and low income families.
The “Round-Up” presents an impressive list of non-stop country music with performers including the Brodie Stewart Band, Stephen Wesley, Highway Starr, and Country Nation. Guests can enjoy dancing, line dancing lessons, food and crafts, numerous games and activities for the kids and family members amidst the beautiful surrounding of Hummingbird Nest.
In support of the “Round-Up” fundraising goals, Mr. Hoang, a successful Vietnamese-American entrepreneur in the pharmaceutical industry, plans to visit various local non-profit medical clinics serving the poor along with Ms. World 2015 and representatives of the Kiwanis Club, to personally donate a substantial amount of funds to help with the clinics’ charitable operation. “Round-Up” is the first collaboration between Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley and Mr. Kieu Hoang. Upcoming scheduled Events at Hummingbird in 2016 include: Harvest Food and Wine Celebration on October 30th and Christmas Celebration on December 3rd.
For more information, please call us at (805)579-8000.*114 contestants from all over the world competed for the title of Miss World 2015, the 65th edition of the Miss World Pageant, which was held on December 19, 2015, in the resort City of Sanya, China. South Africa’s Rolene Strauss, Miss World 2014, crowned Ms. Lalaguna as her successor at the end of the pageant, signifying the first time that Spain won the Miss World title.