The Foremost Foundation was established through the generosity of Foremost Group - an international shipping and transportation company founded by Dr. James Si-Cheng Chao and Mrs. Ruth Mulan Chu Chao.

Dr. Chao remains as Honorary Chairman of Foremost Group to this day and his daughter, Angela Chao, serves as Chairman and C.E.O. .

Foundation News

The Foremost Foundation Recent News and Events
May 3, 2018

Massachusetts Maritime Academy to Honor Dr. James Chao with Honorary Degree

Dr. James Chao to Receive Honorary Doctorate of Public Administration The Massachusetts Maritime Academy Board of Trustees will be bestowing an Honorary Doctorate of Public Administration […]
April 12, 2018
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Foremost Founder Dr. James Chao to Receive Lloyd’s List Americas Lifetime Achievement Award

Houston Event Recognizes a Legacy of Shipping and Philanthropy The Lloyd’s List 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Dr. James Chao, Founder and Honorary […]
October 8, 2017

Salute to the Maritime Person of the Year event

September 27, 2017
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International Leadership Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner