The philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, who died on Friday at 88, rose above his country's divisions.
Asia 21 Young Leader Wenchi Yu describes the changing landscape for Asian philanthropy and opportunities for female entrepreneurs in China.
Billionaire George Soros discusses the hostile atmosphere toward civil society in China, and how authorities make it difficult for philanthropists like him to help those in need.
But, the billionaire investor and philanthropist warned the Asia Society audience, ethnic tensions and a lack of tolerance threaten economic and political progress in the Southeast Asian nation.
Chinese philanthropy is growing rapidly but still isn't equipped to address long-term challenges, says the president of the China Medical Board.
"We are still ONE and in times like this we break barriers and we remember that we are all brothers and sisters," said relief activist Anya Lim.
Chan was chosen in part for driving fundraising for Asia Society's "gleaming new building in Hong Kong," and donating $1.3 million from his own wallet.
What does India need to do to diminish the divide between social classes?