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 Chairman of Foremost Group to this day and his daughter, Angela Chao, serves as Deputy Chairman.

Foundation News

The Foremost Foundation Recent News and Events
October 8, 2017

Salute to the Maritime Person of the Year event

Dr. Chao was awarded the Admiral’s Distinguished Service Award at Mass Maritime Academy’s Annual Gala Dinner and also  introduced Massachusetts Martime Academy’s 2017 Maritime Person of […]
September 27, 2017
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International Leadership Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner

The International Leadership Foundation (ILF) Annual Award Dinner was held in Washington D.C. on July 20, 2017. Guests included student interns in the federal government who […]
June 18, 2017
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Dr. James S. C. Chao Honored by the Seamen’s Church Institute

James S.C. Chao, a Chinese-American merchant mariner, was honored with Silver Bell Award, the high honor from the Seamen’s Church Institute on Thursday. The Seamen’s Church […]
June 6, 2017
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40th Annual Silver Bell Awards Dinner, June 8, 2017

The 40th Annual Silver Bell Awards Dinner will be taking place on June 8, 2017. Among the Honorees is Dr. James S.C. Chao, Chairman, Foremost Group […]