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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

“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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Lianhe Zaobao: CFS has helped donors set up more than 80 funds in the past 8 years

From helping the elderly to the S R Nathan Education Upliftment Fund, CFS has grown from seven to 80 funds in eight years, supporting a wide range of causes.

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The Peak Power List 2016 honours 10 leaders in philanthropy and social enterprise

Congratulations to CFS Board member Keith Chua and donor Lim Siong Guan of the Leading Foundation on being selected for The Peak Singapore Power List 2016. This year, The Peak honoured 10 leaders in philanthropy and social enterprise who have worked tirelessly towards building a sustainable future for the public good.

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The Asian Parent: Is your bub safe with infant educarers? This carer tells all!

“When it’s time to leave her baby at the infant care centre, a thousand odd doubts usually crop up in a working mummy’s head. “What if she refuses the bottle? There are so many babies here, are they even going to notice him? What if he falls? Is she going to miss me? I hope she won’t hate me for this?”

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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

“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.

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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

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。

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Epoch Times: Corporate philanthropy? When a company truly cares

“For companies that approach CFS, we help to kick-start their philanthropic journey by aligning their core values and intent with the needs of the local community,” said Ms Catherine Loh. “By setting a charitable fund with us, companies are actively involved in deciding how to make the most impact with their philanthropic money.”

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The Straits Times: She helps pupils with special needs cope in school

“For her dedication, the 56-year- old, an allied educator for learning and behavioural support at the school, won the Leading Foundation Teacher Award (LFTA) last year. The LFTA, started in 2014, specifically recognises early childhood and special needs education teachers who have made a difference to their pupils. “

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The New Age Parents: Interview With Leading Foundation Teacher Award Winners Jenny Tan And Chen Yit Toun

“There is no greater privilege than being able to learn alongside children and witness the growth they make in their learning and development.”

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The Straits Times: Legacy of giving lives on

In his final year as president, Mr S R Nathan – together with a few of his close friends – started discussing with me the idea of starting a philanthropic fund to help “uplift” children from poor families.

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Mediacorp Vasantham: Interview on Ethiroli current affairs programme

CFS’ CEO Catherine Loh was recently interviewed by Mediacorp Vasantham’s Tamil current affairs programme Ethiroli for her views on philanthropy in Singapore.

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The Straits Times: The new philanthropists in town

“There is also a growing number of donors who have started charitable funds parked under groups like the Community Foundation of Singapore and the SymAsia Foundation. Both charities manage their donors’ funds and disburse them to each donor’s chosen causes, thus saving the donors the cost and effort of starting their own foundation.

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Company of Good

Company of Good (COG) is a programme that empowers businesses to give better and more holistically. Companies can gain access to a self-assessment tool, a wide range of resources and an exclusive networking circle. The Community Foundation of Singapore is proud to be a partner of Company of Good to help equip companies with the knowledge and tools to do good together.

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Coutts million dollar donor report 2015

The Coutts Million Dollar Report produced in association with the Community Foundation of Singapore tracks trends in donations of $1 million and above made by individuals, foundations and corporations in Singapore and around the world.

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Cellist wins Goh Soon Tioe Award

Theophilus Tan is the first cellist to clinch the Centenary Award since it was established in 2011. Cellist Theophilus Tan started piano lessons at the age of seven but was never very enthusiastic about classical music.

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The Funding Network (TFN)

The Funding Network (TFN) is an innovative, inspiring and rewarding way for donors to make a real, positive difference to the community. The programme offers charitable organisations the opportunity to pitch their cause to a group or corporation to secure crowdfunding and mentoring as well as expand their donor base and network.

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