Published on 06 Aug 2022

Tribute to Dr Lee Seng Tee, Chairman of Lee Foundation

NTU Singapore pays tribute to Dr Lee, one of the University’s most prominent donors and a strong supporter of higher education.

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) pays tribute to Dr Lee Seng Tee, Chairman of Lee Foundation, who was a strong supporter of the University. 

Dr Lee Seng Tee

In 2011, the Lee Foundation made a landmark S$150 million gift to NTU to support its new medical school. In honour of the donation, the school was named Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, in memory of Dr Lee’s late father, the renowned business leader, pioneer and philanthropist Tan Sri Dato Lee Kong Chian who established the Lee Foundation in 1952. To date, the University has received close to S$178 million from the Lee Foundation in support of medical education, scholarships, bursaries, programmes and student activities.

In 2018, NTU conferred Dr Lee with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters, in recognition of his staunch support and philanthropic contributions to education.

Dr Lee left his mark on the world through Lee Foundation’s various philanthropic endeavours around the world, including contributing generously to other universities worldwide and serving in many cultural institutions.
A luminary in the field of philanthropy, Dr Lee’s contributions have enriched the lives of many students and will continue to benefit future generations.

Dr Lee was the second son of the late Tan Sri Dato Lee Kong Chian. Born in Singapore on 16 April 1923, Dr Lee passed away in his hundredth year on 29 July 2022.

The OneNTU family expresses its sincere condolences to the family, colleagues and associates of Dr Lee Seng Tee.