Financial and investment advisor Mei-Lee Ney, a prominent figure in the San Marino community, will be honored by the San Marino Rotary Club on Thursday, March 14, during the 43rd Annual Paul Harris Luncheon for her exceptional service and philanthropy.
The event, hosted by the San Marino Rotary Club, begins at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Haaga Hall at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens.
Originally from Shanghai, China, Mei-Lee Ney has earned recognition for her significant contributions to various educational, community, and arts organizations. Her active involvement reflects the Rotary motto of “Service above Self.”
Mei-Lee Ney is the President of Richard Ney & Associates in Pasadena. She currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees for Otis College, Trustee of Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, and Member of the Board of USC Pacific Asia Museum, among other roles in the community.
“Mei-Lee has had an immense impact on our community, and we appreciate all she does,” Barbara Bice, President of the San Marino Rotary Club, said. “We are thrilled that Mei-Lee is this year’s Paul Harris award recipient.”
The Paul Harris Award is named after the Chicago attorney who formed and convened the first Rotary Club meeting on Feb. 23, 1905.
In San Marino, the Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Luncheon not only aims to honor individuals like Mei-Lee but also seeks to inspire others to engage in philanthropic endeavors. Over five decades, the San Marino Rotary has recognized 72 individuals for their charitable contributions, showcasing their positive influence on the community.
The luncheon on March 14 will also feature guest speaker Anna Enger, a former Rotary Grant Scholar, who will share her experiences studying in France through the scholarship. Enger holds a master’s degree in International Governance and Diplomacy from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) and graduated from Barnard College in Urban Studies in 2019.