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The Business Times: EDIS manages CSR like a business

The Business Times: EDIS manages CSR like a business

EDIS’s sustainable giving plan is enabled by the EDIS Cares Fund which CFS helped to set up and manage. The EDIS Cares Fund creates opportunities for children from low-income families to reach their full potential. CFS also works with the EDIS Cares team to evaluate their charity programmes and provide intelligence on the charity landscape in Singapore.

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New Year celebrations and collaborations 2017

New Year celebrations and collaborations 2017

This year, CFS’s annual appreciation lunch was held on 8 February at the Regent Singapore. Some 120 guests attended the event which is CFS’s way of saying ‘thank you’ to our donors, charities and partners for their unwavering support. True to the spirit of celebrations, there were happy handshakes, endless conversations and a festive, convivial atmosphere all around. Donors met charity partners, old friends made new friends.

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TODAY – Successful philanthropy: Doing good takes more than just giving

TODAY – Successful philanthropy: Doing good takes more than just giving

Whether you’re giving for one of these reasons or something else, taking the time to figure out your goal can lead to a more meaningful experience. As Community Foundation of Singapore (CFS) CEO Catherine Loh told TODAY, “It is important to find the right fit, taking into consideration your values, charitable goals and impact you want to make. Ask yourself, why do you want to give back? What causes do you care about most? What kind of difference do you want to make?”

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The Straits Times: Philip Yeo biography raises more than $500k for charity

The Straits Times: Philip Yeo biography raises more than $500k for charity

“More than half a million dollars have been raised for charity in conjunction with the launch of former senior bureaucrat Philip Yeo’s biography, Neither Civil Nor Servant.”

The funds collected by the Economic Development Innovations Singapore (EDIS) – which Mr Yeo chairs – will go towards helping underprivileged children, via the company’s corporate social responsibility arm, EDIS Cares.

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The Law Gazette – Make Giving Better: The Role of the Community Foundation of Singapore

The Law Gazette – Make Giving Better: The Role of the Community Foundation of Singapore

“In a nutshell, CFS manages donated assets to generate resources in support of charitable causes. By pooling donated assets from various sources, CFS is able to keep management costs low through the economies of scale. Donors who are just embarking on philanthropy may nd that through CFS they could better learn about the real needs of society and also learn how to structure and monitor their giving – CFS is therefore a good “starter-kit” for new philanthropists.”

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The Business Times – Educational giving vital in breaking poverty cycle: Ng Chee Meng

The Business Times – Educational giving vital in breaking poverty cycle: Ng Chee Meng

“Speaking at the sixth annual global Credit Suisse philanthropists forum on 17 November 2016, Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng said that governments could support a cycle of giving through the private sector and that non-profit organisations can advise donors and help match their donations to worthy causes. For example, the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre and the Community Foundation of Singapore have been promoting a giving culture over the years.”

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Social Space issue 8: Collective philanthropy – the strength of giving together

Social Space issue 8: Collective philanthropy – the strength of giving together

“Giving to charity has never been a solitary activity in any culture. People have joined together to give for millennia. In Asia, clan associations, religious groups or just friends have enjoyed the benefits of giving as a group. But there appears to be a renaissance of collective giving with the advent of more organised, strategic and outcome-focused philanthropy. “

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联合早报: 新加坡社会基金会协助设立基金 八年增至80多个 Lianhe Zaobao: CFS has helped donors set up more than 80 funds in the past 8 years

联合早报: 新加坡社会基金会协助设立基金 八年增至80多个 Lianhe Zaobao: CFS has helped donors set up more than 80 funds in the past 8 years

“从资助年长者活动的基金,到帮助工艺教育学院学生的“纳丹教 育提升基金”,新加坡社会基金会协助设立的基金从八年前的七个, 蓬勃发展至目前的80多个,支持各类公益项目。”

年设立的慈善机构新加坡社会基金会(The Community Foundation of Singapore)旨在为善长仁翁提供咨询服务,协助他 们成立基金推展公益活动,并管理基金。捐款者须承诺至少20万元来 设立基金。

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The Straits Times: Teen violinist with an astonishing maturity

The Straits Times: Teen violinist with an astonishing maturity

“Fifty years ago, the classical music scene in Singapore was spearheaded by Goh Soon Tioe (1911-1982), violinist, pedagogue, conductor and all-round music entrepreneur. His name lives on in the award created in his memory, given to exceptional young Singaporean string players and administered by his daughters Vivien and Sylvia, and the Community Foundation of Singapore.”

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The Straits Times: Teacher gives students with disabilities hope

The Straits Times: Teacher gives students with disabilities hope

“It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.”

The ending to beloved children’s book Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White gives an apt rendering of the relationship between teacher Jeyaram Kadivan, 34, and his former student, Mr Caleb Tay, now 20.

Over the course of a year in 2009, Mr Jeyaram spent his weekends thumbing over a paperback edition of the novel, scanning each page into his laptop using a machine that converted the scanned images into words.

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Letter to a donor

Letter to a donor

DaySpring Residential Treatment Centre – which is partly supported by CFS donors – provides shelter, therapy and treatment to teenage girls who were victims of trauma or abuse. The centre provides a safe, caring and structured environment to help these girls recover and eventually get on with their lives. Here’s a letter to thank a donor for the difference she has made.

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联合早报: 领导基金会教师奖得主: 激发特需学生学习兴趣比成绩更重要 Lianhe Zaobao: Leading Foundation Teacher Award winner: Igniting a special needs student’s learning interest is more important than results

联合早报: 领导基金会教师奖得主: 激发特需学生学习兴趣比成绩更重要 Lianhe Zaobao: Leading Foundation Teacher Award winner: Igniting a special needs student’s learning interest is more important than results

特别学校教师郭正才利用乐高让学生创作动画,也利用机器人等来提高学生的学习兴趣。对他而言,学生享受学习过程并从中激发他们的好奇心,这比学生的成品更为重要。

郭正才(33岁)在特别需求者协会东陵学校(APSN Tanglin School)任教,是今年领导基金会教师奖的得主之一。

领导基金会教师奖(The Leading Foundation Teacher Award)自前年起颁发,目的是肯定学前教育工作者、特别需求教师和教育协作人员(Allied Educator)在专业领域的卓越表现。

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International Women’s Forum Singapore: Empowering young women for a better future

International Women’s Forum Singapore: Empowering young women for a better future

They may come from disadvantaged families, juggling work with school, but that has not stopped them from pursuing their dreams or even helping others. For this, ten young women were presented with the 2016 International Women’s Forum (IWF)’s Education Grants on 30 September.

Administered by the Community Foundation of Singapore, the IWF Education Grants support young women who are currently pursuing a diploma or degree in local polytechnics or universities but face challenges in continuing their studies due to financial difficulties. Many come from low income families and need to work to pay school fees or supplement their household income.

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