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The Tan Chin Tuan Foundation Donates to ISCOS Gift of Hope

13 Jul 2016, ISCOS e-Newsletter

A loyal supporter of ISCOS programmes since 2013, the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation (TCTF) generously contributed $5,000 to our Gift of Hope (GOH) project. GOH is an initiative to assist new members to sustain their basic needs in the first few days after their release, each given a pack containing $40 worth of items such as a NETS FlashPay Card, food and/or grocery vouchers, and other items. The donation received from TCTF will be used to purchase food and grocery vouchers for the members.

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2 Singaporeans named ‘philanthropy heroes’ by Forbes

8 Jul 2016, TODAY

Sino Group Chairman Robert Ng and Tan Chin Tuan Foundation’s Ms Tan Kheng Lian have been named on Forbes’ Heroes of Philanthropy for Asia. They are the only two Singaporeans to have made the annual list this year, down from three last year. Ms Tan, the daughter of Tan Chin Tuan, chairman of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp, leads her late father’s charity. Since 1976, the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation has donated tens of millions of dollars to educational causes, the arts and community programmes. The foundation funds nursing awards and supports creative writing workshops, among other efforts.

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Music for Mother’s Day

1 Jul 2016, SSO Newsletter

On May 8, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra performed to a crowd of 6,000 in the Botanic Gardens. Sponsored by the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation, this Mother’s Day Concert features a medley of popular classics.

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SCO and Tan Chin Tuan Foundation proudly presents SCO Caring Series 2016

1 Jul 2016, SCO Newsletter

SCO Caring Series of concerts were presented at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, National University Heart Centre and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in April to perform to patients and healthcare personnel. SCO hopes to bring encouragement to dedicated and committed healthcare workers working on the frontline through music.The series is proudly sponsored by Tan Chin Tuan Foundation and conducted by SCO Assistant Conductor Moses Gay.

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Long-time givers: Who’s who

26 Jun 2016, The Straits Times

Singapore’s new foundations might be up-and-coming, but they are little match for the deep pockets of the long-established groups. The Tan Chin Tuan Foundation, set up by banker Tan Chin Tuan in 1976, is among the few to use hired staff; it has seven employees.  Ms Chew Gek Khim, who is the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation’s deputy chairman and the late Mr Tan’s granddaughter, says: “With a professional team and a CEO, we are able to not only review grants and evaluate charitable causes, but also kick-start initiatives that allow us to be catalysts and drivers.”

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Bridging Generations

7 Jun 2016, WE DO CARE Newsletter

“The activities with the children and teenagers reminds me of my own grandchildren. I enjoy spending time with young people, so moments like these are special to me,” shares 79-year-old Mr Ali, who enlisted the help of two CareHut beneficiaries and a student from Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC) to decorate a plant pot at intergenerational programme, Project Cheer organised by Tan Chin Tuan Foundation and ACJC student volunteers. Held on 7 June at the ACJC campus, the event gave 47 CARElderly beneficiaries and 30 CareHut children the opportunity to interact with each other in games and activities.