Alumni Voice/校友之声/校友之聲

Oscar Tang (1956)

Oscar Tang ('56) is a legendary philanthropist and former president of the board of trustees of Phillips Academy (2004-2012). He came to the U.S. during the war years of China and graduated from Phillips Academy in 1956. Tang's maternal grandfather was Wen Bingzhong, one of the 120 boys sent by China to the U.S. in the Chinese Educational Mission. He donated 25 million dollars to Phillips Academy, the largest donation in the school's history. He described his Andover education, “From the moment I saw Andover, I knew that it was the place I aspired to go…Once I was able to get on top of the situation at Andover, I really felt that I could deal with whatever challenges life might bring.” (source: the Phillipian). Listen to his story at Andover: