established by Luke K.T. Lam, Norton Lam, Vincent Lam in 2005

The Sylvia Ho-Ling Hui Lam Memorial Fund was created in memory of Sylvia H. Lam. Sylvia was a molecular biologist at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and also an acclaimed Chinese painter of the Ling Nan style. A student of the Ling Nan master,Professor Chao Shao-An for a short time, her paintings have been shown in several art exhibits in Minnesota. Her favorite motifs included birds, insects, and flowers.

Sylvia loved life and touched the hearts of all who came into contact with her. In her three decades at the University of Minnesota, she generously shared her expertise with generations of medical fellows and visiting scholars. She is most remembered for her gentle, empathetic nature, her hard-working ethic, and her cheerful willingness to always lend a helping hand.

The Sylvia Ho-Ling Hui Lam Memorial Fund was established in January, 2005 to carry on Sylvia’s artistic legacy and to reach out to children who had always occupied a special place in her heart. The Fund’s main objective is to encourage the development of the performing and visual arts in children of all ages, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.