FACE is pleased to welcome a host of internationally acclaimed celebrities to the stage of this year’s gala celebration. Known for their amazing talent, charisma, and generosity, these celebrities are also well-known philanthropists who use their widespread appeal to raise awareness for their beloved causes.
Emmy® Winner, philanthropist and humanitarian
A highly accomplished television host, producer, author, and entrepreneur, Yue-Sai Kan is one of the most recognized and beloved women in China.
During her spectacular 40-year broadcast career, she has helped bridge the cultural gap between East and West, and is immortalized with a postage stamp commissioned in her honor. She is credited with changing the face of female beauty in China with her line of innovative cosmetics designed for Asian women.
Yue-Sai is also active in many charitable causes. In her role as chairperson for the Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation's China Beauty Charity Fund, she is an advocate for organizations such as Operation Smile China, which provides free reconstructive surgery and medical evaluations for thousands of underprivileged children born with cleft lips and cleft palates. As the National Director for Miss Universe China, she uses her grace, poise and eloquence to mentor and inspire her country’s contestants who help promote the mission of the CBCF and Operation Smile throughout China.
Actor, Director, Producer
This iconic producer, director and actor has been often celebrated for his award-winning contributions to cinema and television.
Widely recognized for his critically acclaimed performance as Chiang Kai-Shek in The Founding of a Republic, which he also produced, his television roles include The Legend of Huangmei Opera Master and Love at First Fight. As executive producer of the kung fu film, Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen, he helped train the film’s young stars.
For years, he has been dedicated to helping orphans to find new families. He established the Guoli Love Fund out of his love for children, an organization which provides funding to build, furnish and renovate schools.
This incredibly talented musician has performed in the world’s most famous venues, including Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Auditorium de Louvre.
Following his training at New York’s Juilliard School of Music, he has performed with elite orchestras around the globe and has won multiple awards in his stellar career.
He has trained a new generation of musicians at the China Central Conservatory of Music and the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, and today he shares his love of music with young people in need through his Wings of Music orchestra training program.
Chiang Yu Heng
Esteemed singer and recording artist
This charismatic and talented entertainer was born in Korea and moved to Taiwan at age 20.
Celebrated for his moving lyrics, beautiful vocals and captivating stage presence, Chiang Yu Heng’s concerts attract legions of devoted fans.
He believes in the importance of education in a young child’s life and is deeply involved in charitable projects.
Famous recording Artist and Actor
One of Asia’s most prominent stars, Richie Ren is an award-winning singer, songwriter and film actor.
Known for his vitality and high-energy personality as well as his prolific music and movie career, this widely popular entertainer is actively involved in outreach programs that help to support and encourage China’s young people.
Through his work with the Pearl Retrieval Project, Richie Ren encourages schoolchildren from remote mountain locations affected by hardship and poverty to work hard and believe in themselves, serving both as a role model and source of inspiration.