Events

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[Webinar] Facilitating Philanthropy: Taxation, Structures and Legacy Giving

We would like to give a big thank you to the Law Society of Singapore and the Singapore Management University’s Centre for Commercial Law in Asia for inviting our CEO, Ms Catherine Loh, to be a part of the panel for the Facilitating Philanthropy: Taxation, Structures and Legacy Giving webinar. 

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CFS signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Bank of Singapore

The Community Foundation of Singapore (CFS) is pleased to share that we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Bank of Singapore.

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SG Care Giving Week 2021

Join CFS as we do our part for SG Giving Week 2021

The Community Foundation of Singapore (CFS) is pleased to be a part of SG Cares Giving Week 2021, co-driven by NVPC, NCSS and Singapore Cares. 

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CFS’s Lala Café Series: Befriending Stress

For the October edition of LaLa Café, we had the pleasure of having Chai Lee Fong, a consultant at Lifeskills Institute, Joyce Tan, a clinical dietitian, and Liew Wei Yong, a fitness coach to share with us practical tips and advice on how to “Befriend Stress & Build Cognitive Fitness Through Diet and Strength”.

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CFS’ LaLa Café Series: Wellness Talk and Mindfulness Practice

For the August edition of LaLa Café, we invited Desmond Lim, psychotherapist, wellness advocate, and coach from Mind Culture to share about Mental Wellness and Mindfulness Practice.

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Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Family Office Circle Webinar: Philanthropy in Singapore and the Region

CFS’s CEO, Ms. Catherine Loh, was invited to speak at a virtual closed-door Family Office Circle event titled Philanthropy in Singapore and the Region on the 22nd of July, organised by the MAS-EDB Family Office Development Team in partnership with the Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC) and CFS.  

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Collaborative Giving to build Community Mental Health Champions

The Community Mental Health Champions Initiative, a collaborative project by the Community Foundation of Singapore (CFS) and Empact and supported by our corporate partner. It aims to recruit, train and retain 1,000 community mental health champions.

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CFS’ LaLa Café Series: Sustainability begins at home

For the July edition of LaLa Café, the theme was sustainability. One of our colleagues, Adam Reutens-Tan, a Principal Consultant at CFS with a personal passion for sustainability, introduced sustainability and how philanthropy could play a part. 

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Impact lives through savvy giving

Make savvy giving a legacy in your life: that was the clarion call to around 100 donors, charities and partners at the Community Foundation of Singapore’s (CFS) Lunar New Year lunch held in February.

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A turning point for community philanthropy

A turning point for community philanthropy

In the life of any organisation, there are special moments that will be remembered as being turning points. CEO Catherine Loh reflects on a phenomenal year and muses on a new era as CFS looks forward to the next decade with the exponential growth of community philanthropy and a new Chairman at the helm.

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Eileen Heisman: Donor advised funds are a flexible tool that can adapt to changing giving interests

Donor advised funds (DAFs) are flexible, relatively inexpensive and can meet and adapt to changing interests. A DAF is also a tool you can spend down over your lifetime or pass it down to your children. It’s why DAFs are the fastest growing philanthropic tool in the United States. Eileen Heisman, President and CEO of National Philanthropic Trust shares more.

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CFS Philanthropy Forum 2019: Looking to the future of community philanthropy

At the CFS Philanthropy Forum 2019, donors, charities and partners gathered to hear from leaders and experts on what lies ahead for community philanthropy. Headlining the evening was keynote speaker Eileen Heisman, President and CEO of National Philanthropic Trust. This was followed by an engaging panel discussion on how donor advised funds enable smarter, better giving.

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CFS welcomes new Chairman Christine Ong, succeeding Laurence Lien

The Community Foundation of Singapore (CFS) has a new Chairman from 1 April 2019. Christine Ong will succeed Laurence Lien as Chairman of CFS. Christine who brings extensive experience spanning 30 years from the finance and banking industry takes over from Laurence who has been involved with CFS for the past 10 years.

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Partnership with the Asia Philanthropy Circle: The pitch for social inclusivity

The Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC) recently convened a Singapore roundtable on the topic of inequality. To spur dialogue to action, APC – in partnership with CFS – selected three intervention initiatives which aim to promote social inclusivity in Singapore, and organised a pitch session to invite member partnership and funding of these projects.

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Seniors Colabs learning journey #3: St Theresa’s Home – where horses and hawker centres help seniors feel at home

Through its human-centred care philosophy, the management at St Theresa’s Home firmly believes that as society progresses, nursing homes can be a conducive place for seniors to thrive as they age. In addition to empowered living, residents also look forward to regular equine therapy and visits to a nearby hawker centre.

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Seniors Colabs learning journey #2: Wellness Kampung – entrusting the community to care for itself

Wellness Kampung, a network of three activity centres in Chong Pang, Nee Soon Central and Nee Soon East was launched with one simple belief – that taking charge of one’s health is easier with the support of the community. Run mainly by residents, it aims to give people of all ages a chance to adopt healthier lifestyles through health intervention programmes and social activities.

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Seniors Colabs learning journey #1: Empower Ageing – mind over body for a better quality of life

Empower Ageing designs programmes to enable seniors to function at an optimal level and lead a fulfilling life through regular exercise and mindfulness. Providng the right support, environment, wellness programmes and most importantly, instilling a positive mindset helps seniors build confidence and motivation in tackling ageing issues.

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A review to keep improving outings for the elderly

A recent review session organised by CFS for grantees of the Outing for the Elderly Fund provided a platform to gather feedback, exchange views and present an opportunity to learn about senior-friendly programmes organised by the Esplanade and National Heritage Board.

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