Tan’s company started in the 1950s as an importer of goods. Since then, it has expanded activities worldwide and includes construction materials, basic chemicals, glass, metals, diamond-cutting tools industry as well as consumer goods, food and packaging.
In July, 1996, Mucki and his wife founded a private school, Sekolah Tiara Bangas (STB) in Cibubur, just outside Jakarta, Indonesia. In 2002, STB entered into a partnership with Anglo Chinese School (ACS) in Singapore. Today STB-ACS International offers a full pre-school through grade 12 academic curriculum (including the International Baccalaureate) and a sports program with facilities that include basketball, badminton and volleyball courts, seven tennis courts, four soccer fields, three swimming pools and a full gymnasium.
Tan’s gift is part of the University’s RISE Campaign, which was announced in December 2010 and seeks to raise $175 million over the next several years. The RISE Campaign, which has raised more than $143 million to date, is one of the largest development campaigns ever for a Pacific Northwest private college or university.
The campaign’s goals are divided into four major themes, each with funding targets: (1) Pursuing academic excellence and faculty funding – $70 million; (2) Providing access for all students and direct assistance – $45 million; (3) Developing faith and leadership – $10 million; and (4) Enriching the campus community and physical resources – $50 million.