Thursday, 31 October 2013

YMCA of Singapore appreciated for participation in President’s Challenge 2013

Mr Chew Kwee San, Vice President of YMCA, represented the Association to receive a token of appreciation from His Excellency President Tony Tan at the President's Challenge 2013 Thank You Reception yesterday evening at the Istana. The annual Citi-YMCA Youth For Causes programme which YMCA of Singapore has been co-organising with Citi Singapore has been an event of the President's Challenge since 2005. The programme enables youth to embark on social entrepreneurship projects to raise funds and awareness for charities of their choice.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

YMCA honoured for good governance

YMCA of Singapore has won the Charity Governance Award 2013 in the Large Charities category. 

At the Awards Ceremony held on 18 October at the Novotel Clarke Quay, Mr Stephen Loh, President, YMCA of Singapore and Ms Lynette Yeo, Assistant General Secretary, Social Enterprises represented YMCA to receive the winner's plaque and a cheque for $10,000 from the Guest-of-Honour Mr Lawrence Wong, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

YMCA raises over $420,000 at the YMCA Appeal Gala Dinner 2013

On 2 October 2013, YMCA of Singapore raised over $420,000 at its biggest fundraising event for the year, the YMCA Appeal Gala Dinner. Mr Phillip Tan, Chairman, Community Chest graced the event as the Guest-of-Honour.  

The funds raised will go towards the YMCA Community Service Programmes, YMCA Project Bridge and YMCA FACES (Financial Assistance and Capability for Employment Scheme). Some 200 guests including philanthropists and corporate chieftains attended the event which raised funds through the sale of tables, seats, raffle draw tickets and a silent auction.