THE Star Foundation received a RM20,000 donation from Mitraland Group during the latter’s appreciation night recently.
Mitraland Group chairman Datuk Johan Ariffin and group chief executive officer Chuah Theong Yee presented the cheque to The Star group chief marketing officer Angelina Villanueva at the event held at Alexis in Great Eastern Mall.
A total of RM160,000 was donated to various charitable bodies, which was an increase of RM30,000 from last year’s event.
Johan said Mitraland Group had always been a strong advocate for philanthropy and had contributed well over RM1.6 million over the years.
“This annual appreciation night is held to honour our valued purchasers and the media.
“Mitraland has cultivated a strong ethos of giving back to the community within our corporation as we want to advocate the causes that are dear to us.
We hope that this will help spur more people to donate generously and freely to charitable organisations that require aid and assistance,” he said.