At the Community Chest Awards 2016, a record 422 awards, the highest number in recent years, were presented to recipients comprising individuals, government agencies, foundations and corporates to recognise their outstanding contributions to social service.
Guest-of-Honour, President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Mr Phillip Tan, Chairman of Community Chest presented the awards on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 at the Istana, in recognition of how award recipients have created sustainable collective impact through their giving. They have rallied their employees to contribute through SHARE, Community Chest’s monthly giving programme, stepped up in their giving to co-develop and kick-start pioneering projects to meet emerging and underserved needs, and increased their efforts in volunteering for the sector.
Several organisations have obtained a 100% participation rate in Community Chest’s SHARE programme, which provides sustainable support to critical social services. Dim Sum Pte Ltd, a recipient of the SHARE Corporate Platinum Award, is a Small Medium Enterprise (SME) and among the successful companies.
Community Chest has also seen a boost in corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and volunteerism efforts by organisations. A record 116 volunteering initiatives facilitated by Community Chest were organised in the past financial year. Among them is National University Hospital (NUH), recipient of SHARE Gold Award and Corporate Bronze Award.
The Pinnacle Award is the highest honour given by Community Chest to acknowledge an organisation’s or an individual’s unwavering commitment to Community Chest. The two recipients this year are Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd and United Overseas Bank Limited.
The Community Chest Awards was supported by the time and talents of volunteers – the Orchestra of the Music Makers, a volunteer orchestra with members from all walks of life and Miss Lauren Yeo, a young classical singer.
Click here for the list of Community Chest Awards 2016 Recipients.