Joe Tsai ’82 & Clara Wu Tsai Donate Medical Equipment to New York

Joe Tsai, Class of 1982, co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and owner of the Brooklyn Nets, and his wife Clara Wu Tsai, have donated 2.6 million masks, 170,000 goggles and 2000 ventilators to New York — the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.
"We kept hearing cries for (personal protective equipment) from our community and wanted to help," Clara Tsai told CNN in an interview. The state will allocate the second shipment but "it's our intention to help the most underserved institutions."
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo referenced the donations during a daily coronavirus briefing.
"I want to thank Joe Tsai, and Clara Tsai, and [Alibaba co-founder] Jack Ma," said Cuomo, during a Saturday briefing. "This is a big deal and it's going to make a significant difference for us."
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