Scaling The Heights of Giving In Singapore

Overcoming insurmountable challenges is second nature to David Lim, the man who led the first Singapore Mt Everest Expedition in 1998. He is perhaps better known for surmounting his own personal “Everest” when, just a week after returning from the Himalayas, the rare nerve disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome left David partially disabled in both legs. Determined

A Resounding Passion For Music

Kris Foundation is a non-profit initiative to support young classical musicians in Singapore and the region. It was set up in 2009 by Kris Tan, a philanthropist dedicated to empowering the arts in Singapore, and established as a donor-advised fund (DAF) at The Community Foundation of Singapore (CFS) in 2012. In 2022, Kris Foundation presented

Fulfilling Wishes, Inspiring Giving

Janet’s philanthropy journey started when she was appointed the executor of the estate of her cousin, Ms. Diana Koh. Ms Diana Koh had willed that her estate be dedicated to charitable organisations. As a newcomer to philanthropy in Singapore, Janet sought the advice of CFS after being introduced to it by a friend. The philanthropic

Sustaining Services Through Thick and Thin

Methodist Welfare Services (MWS) helps at-risk youth, the elderly who want to age in place, socially isolated seniors, low-income families, the destitute, and many more who face distress. It also operates two nursing homes that provide intermediate to long-term care to older people with chronic diseases. During the Covid-19 pandemic, MWS saw a higher caseload

Ensuring The Show Will Go On

When the pandemic hit, theatre company Pangdemonium, a Singapore charity and Institution of a Public Character (IPC), lost virtually all its income as it could not stage live productions. “We were forced to dig into our reserves for our day-to-day operations,” said the theatre company. This made it difficult to sustain its education and outreach

Giving The Gift Of Stability And Impact

The Association of Women for Action & Research (AWARE), a Singapore charity and Institution of a Public Character (IPC), is never one to shy away from sensitive topics. For social service organisations like AWARE, who adopt long-term and holistic approaches in their interventions, legacy gifts are highly valuable. AWARE is able to sustain new programmes

A Sustainable Lifeline For Palliative Care

Assisi Hospice is a Singapore charity and Institution of a Public Character (IPC) that provides palliative care. For over 50 years, it has offered medical, psycho-social, and spiritual care to patients facing terminal illnesses. Its team of specialists work tirelessly to help patients live out their last years with dignity. Donations cover about 40% of

Make An Impact Beyond Your Lifetime

Francis believes that “legal professionals have a big role to play in educating their clients about how they can leave a legacy and the impact that their gift can make beyond their lifetime.”