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
April 18, 2018

The Chao family celebrate 20 Years of Educational Excellence at Yi-Ren Kindergarten in Jiading

Returning Home   The Chao family at the institution’s 20th anniversary celebration   Dr. James S.C. Chao and his daughters, The Honorable Elaine L. Chao and […]
April 12, 2018

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
ILF Foremost Foundation

International Leadership Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner