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LEGACY GIVING

Donations to CFS increased by 60% over the past two years
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Over two years, the number of Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) managed by the Community Foundation of Singapore (CFS) has increased from 162 to 235, and total donations received since inception has risen from $192 million to $311 million. As of 31 December 2023, CFS has disbursed over $169 million in grants, a big jump from the $114 million disbursed as of 31 March 2021.  Speaking to Zaobao, CEO Ms Catherine Loh, shared that one reason for the significant increase in donations was due to a few large
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Championing inclusive employment for youths with special needs

For more than 10 years, CFS donors have supported the Metta Welfare Association and its trailblazing Metta Café through the Work Readiness Programme, which equips youths with special needs with the vocational and soft skills they need for the workplace. CFS is commemorating 15 years of giving and this story is one of a three-part series that highlights the strong relationships CFS has fostered with charities over the years. I am grateful to my trainers for gui
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Structure Your Giving To Create A Greater Impact

This article first appeared on CFS’s Legacy Giving Website. To find out more about Legacy Giving, please click here. As part of the wealth structuring process, I often engage my clients in conversations around the meaning and purpose of one’s wealth. In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an uptick in interest in giving, and in particular, legacy giving, a structured approach towards creating a positive change. Angie Han believes this
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Make An Impact Beyond Your Lifetime

This article first appeared on CFS’s Legacy Giving Website. To find out more about Legacy Giving, please click here. As a legal advisor on wills and trusts, I enjoy helping my clients make an impact beyond their lifetime. With legacy giving, one plans to make a gift to benefit future generations. It’s never too early to start planning, and it’s never too early to start giving. Francis Goh encourages his clients to think of their Last Will and
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Helping Clients Grow Their Giving

This article first appeared on CFS’s Legacy Giving Website. To find out more about Legacy Giving, please click here. People like to give and I think people like to be effective as well [and] see the direct result, the impact of their giving. Freaderic Tan Legacy giving enables you to make a difference beyond your lifetime. In support of CFS’ campaign for “A Greater Gift”, IPG Howden has partnered CFS to inspire individuals to incl
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Following His Calling In Planned Giving

This article first appeared on CFS’s Legacy Giving Website. To find out more about Legacy Giving, please click here. As a trainer at the Insurance and Financial Practitioners Association of Singapore (IFPAS), I found my calling in the field of estate planning and planned giving. Giving is a good intention; planning is a wise action; and planned giving ensures you can leave a legacy and take care of your loved ones. Do you need to wait until you ar
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Sparking Powerful Conversations Around Giving

This article first appeared on CFS’s Legacy Giving Website. To find out more about Legacy Giving, please click here. As a partner at Pinsent Masons, I advise families and individuals. Legal innovations, growing wealth, and changing norms have allowed asset and succession planning to evolve in very interesting ways. I think one of the most impactful ways to do so is to leave a legacy gift to your favourite cause. Start a conversation, because askin
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#MyGivingJourney x Nadia Ahmad Samdin: Changing the game for giving  

CFS’s #MyGivingJourney series portrays extraordinary women and their efforts in philanthropy. This story features Nadia Ahmad Samdin, CFS’s legacy giving ambassador and a woman who wears many hats. Many who donate to charity often ask: For every dollar they give, what good actually comes of it? Nadia Ahmad Samdin believes increasingly, we will be able to answer that. In a world where tracking usage is commonplace – from our phone use to carbon footprint
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Sustainable Philanthropy Matters: The History of Caring and Charity

In this three-part series ‘Sustainable Philanthropy Matters’, we explore the surprisingly intimate relationship between philanthropy and sustainability and how the practice of one can in fact, lead to the advancement of the other. Both of these issues are close to our hearts here at CFS and we want to share how our philanthropy can help preserve our planet, our communities and our future.Believe it or not, philanthropy and sustainability are concepts that h
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