About Fu Jen University Foundation (FJUF)
The Fu Jen University Foundation is a United States tax-exempt nonprofit organization founded in 2001 in California by dedicated Fu Jen Catholic University alumni from the United States and university administrators on campus. The Foundation actively engages in fundraising for the university and the hospital, which was established in 2018, and manages donated resources for the advancement of Fu Jen Catholic University.
As FJUF enters its 22nd year, its achievement, including donations and investment returns at over $36 million US dollars. These funds support multiple scholarships and research programs, capital projects for building the hospital, the Advanced Laboratories for the College of Science and Engineering, and the Giet Building for the College of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
The current board of 23 members and 12 advisors is under the leadership of Rev. Frank Budenholzer, S.V.D. as Chair, Dr. James Yoh as President, and Mrs. Susan Chao as Chief Operating Officer responsible for fundraising. Among its members, besides many outstanding alumni, are Priests, Sisters and Brothers who serve at the university.
In December 2025, Fu Jen Catholic University will celebrate its 100th anniversary of its original founding in Beijing in 1925. As Fu Jen marks this milestone, the Foundation is focused on growing endowment support, especially for research, teaching, faculty retention and Centers of Excellence, all contributing toward campus-wide AcademicExcellence.
With collective effort from alumni, board members and donors, Fu Jen Catholic University will adapt to the rapidly changing world while making significant impact and momentum as the leading Catholic institution of distinction in Asia.
繼往開來 — 祝願輔大其壽千春
北平（今稱北京）的輔仁大學曾是當地頗俱聲譽的四大名校之一，因時局的變遷 1952 年改成北京師範大學，自此輔仁大學的名稱在朝代更迭的洪流中消失了。
History of Fu Jen Catholic University (FJCU)
The history of Fu Jen Catholic University is a heroic story of resilience, adaptation, perseverance, and faith. From its early beginnings Fu Jen has been guided by the university motto, Veritas, Bonitas, Pulchritudo, Sanctitas. These four ideals, truth, goodness, beauty and sanctity, are at the core of the university’s leadership, pedagogy and community. Founded nearly 100 years ago in Beijing, these aspirational values remain vibrant today, inspiring over 26,000 students who are currently enrolled in the twelve colleges of the University located in New Taipei City, Taiwan.
Fu Jen University was transformed over the years, and from its founding until the 1950’s, was under the leadership of various Catholic orders, including the Benedictines, Society of the Divine Word, and the Jesuits.
After weathering the transitional years of the 1950’s and 60’s, during which time it was closed for a decade, the university was re-established in Taiwan in 1961 under the protection of the Holy See, beginning with the Graduate School of Philosophy. Paul Yú Pin, the former Ordinary of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nanjing, was appointed as the new president by Pope John XXIII. Yu Pin would be ordained Cardinal in 1969 and remains the much revered and beloved founder of Fu Jen in Taiwan.
In 1963 Fu Jen Catholic University opened its expanded Xinzhuang campus. While strongly upholding its Catholic values, the administration and the faculty currently include a diverse group of both religious and secular professionals. In the modern era it is the only comprehensive university in Taiwan that fully integrates Eastern and Western thought, history, language, religion, and art.