First SBF Family Business Forum to focus on stories of perseverance and aspiration

6 Sep 2016, Singapore Business Federation

Chief Executive Officer of Tan Chin Tuan Foundation Ms Yap Su-Yin shared how families and businesses are increasingly leading the way in addressing social challenges. Ms Yap said “The contributions of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation reflect the founder’s philosophy that all donations should make a difference; otherwise it would be money ill-spent. In sharing the legacy of the late philanthropist and banker Tan Chin Tuan, we hope to amplify the potential for positive impact to cascade and benefit society over time.

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New Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra plays music for Western orchestras

4 Aug 2016, The Straits Times

A new 75-strong Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra set up earlier this year will stage its inaugural concert tomorrow. The orchestra was established earlier this year, with funding from organisations such as the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation and the Lee Foundation. It also successfully applied for the National Arts Council’s Presentation and Participation Grant.


Smiles for Keeps

20 Jul 2016, WE DO CARE Newsletter

72-year-old Madam Keh was excited to have her portrait taken by a professional photographer. The Tan Chin Tuan Foundation organised a photo-taking initiative, Project Wish with Care Community Services Society. Conducted over two days on 18 and 19 July, the photographer and his wife visited 20 seniors to take candid shots of them in the comfort of their homes. For many of the beneficiaries, it was their first time having professional portraits done. These framed portraits will be gifted to the beneficiaries.


Seniors got talent!

16 Jul 2016, Yong-en News

Yong-en Care Centre Counselling, Social Work and Referral interns assisted with monthly food ration distribution programmes, were involved in single mums and children support groups and planned its yearly family bonding day event for beneficiaries. We thank Tan Chin Tuan Foundation for funding our Interns’ Allowance for the year.


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.