Soong Mei-Ling (1898-2003) helped shape modern China through her role in national and international politics, but one of my favorite tasks of hers is her devotion to "warphans," the orphaned children of Chinese soldiers. Her passion for social welfare was more than casually donating money. She ensured the orphanages included playgrounds, swimming pools, a gymnasium, classrooms, and dormitories.
She involved herself so deeply she even selected the teachers herself and the children called her Mama. To continue improving their lives she established the Chinese Women's National War Relief Society.
Here she is in 1943 with Eleanor Roosevelt, both women radiating grace and authority. Thank you to @history_in_five
for sending me a fascinating biography on her!