Entrepreneurs must work for the good of society. In 1977, guided by the idea of helping those most in need, my father, Asan Chung Ju-yung, established the Asan Social Welfare Foundation. For the last 40 years we have listened attentively to the voices of new generations and have sought to understand the challenges that they face.
Our society is in great flux. Creative and dynamic talent is in constant demand, and the virtue of sharing is coming to the fore. In keeping with the spirit of the times, the Asan Nanum Foundation was initiated in 2011 as an open social movement in which all members of society can participate in the building of prosperous communities.
Combining an entrepreneurial mindset and a strong sense of social awareness, the Asan Nanum Foundation endeavors to boost social development. Our enterprising spirit will push us to overcome the difficulties of today and contribute to the creation of a healthy society tomorrow.
The Asan Nanum Foundation seeks to create an environment in which young entrepreneurs can pursue their goals and aid social sector leaders to more effectively help members of vulnerable social groups. We look forward to your continuing participation, interest, and encouragement. The Asan Nanum Foundation will work together with you!
Honorary Chairman of the Asan Nanum Foundation
Established in October 2011, the Asan Nanum Foundation endeavors to share the fruits of achievement with neighbors by motivating and empowering those members of our society who have the possibility and the capability of providing others with a wealth of opportunities to reach their potential.
The Foundation prioritizes credit, respect, and care for all humanity, believing that the creative, defiant, and positive entrepreneurial spirit of Asan is required today for not only entrepreneurs but also all members of society. Hence, the Foundation seeks to inculcate a spirit of sharing that embraces both start-ups and the nonprofit sector.
We create a relevant environment for startups via the provision of creative spaces for cooperation, the active support of startup vitalization through investment funding, and startup mentoring education. Beyond this, to raise the next generation of leaders in the non-profit sector and support the sustainable growth of non-profit organizations, the Foundation prioritizes training, as well as financial and non-financial support. In addition, we will play the role of a connecting ring in entrepreneurship education, so that practical experience can be brought directly into the classroom.
We are deeply thankful for the care and concern of all those who support the Asan Nanum Foundation. We will constantly strive to serve society, firm in the belief that passion and sharing of the gifts of many members of the business community will make our society more beautiful and will benefit future generations.
Chairman of the Asan Nanum Foundation