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Considered measures to ensure donations benefit many

28 Apr 2015, The Business Times

Tecity’s philosophy of maximising yields in any form of investment is unsurprisingly evident in how the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation (TCTF) goes about evaluating the effectiveness of its donations. By raising the efficiency of its donations or the so-called ”yield in good”, each dollar is stretched to reach a larger group of people.

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Project Cheer employs multiplier effect

30 Mar 2015, The Business Times

The Tan Chin Tuan Foundation runs the first of two Project Cheer sessions held this year, encouraging teens to become mentors and demonstrate to younger children that they too can make a difference in other people’s lives.

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Singapore banking dynasty gives back through charitable family foundation

20 Oct 2014, BBC News

Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan not only had a formidable reputation for business, he was also one of the island’s best-known philanthropists. Since 2005 the foundation bearing his name has been housed in the restored mansion and run by his family. His granddaughter, Chew Gek Hiang, estimates hundreds of millions of dollars have gone to charitable causes since 1976 when the foundation was first formed. She meets her siblings and her mother, who chairs the foundation, once a month in the mansion to seek consensus in deciding which projects to give to.

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Over 8,000 get aid from courts’ one-stop centre

30 Sep 2014, The Straits Times

Madam Hirnie Tahir lost her cashier job when her degenerative eye disease became worse last year. Her former husband was in jail and she needed money for her four children, aged five to 11.

Then came a surprise one-off gift of $200 from the Community Justice Centre (CJC).

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Bringing him king-sized cheer

10 Jun 2014, The Straits Times

Min Chyi, 17, tried to add some colour to Mr Tay Ah Sai’s life yesterday, as she helped the 83-year-old paint the Lion King character Mufasa.

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Working on their dreams for Singapore

6 Jun 2014, Straits Times

One dream starred the Merlion. Another featured a robot with a square head; yet another conjured up fishes and a light blue sea.