Tuesday, 13th April 2010
The Singapore LSE Trust Endowed Scholarship Fund Gala Dinner!
Further to the ‘Save the Date’ note sent recently, please find details in the attached invitation:
The Singapore LSE Trust Endowment Fund Gala Dinner
We are indebted to the generous support of Professor Saw Swee Hock (Ph.D in Statistics, 1963) who has kindly agreed to sponsor the entire costs of the Gala Dinner. This means that 100% of your donation will go directly to the support the mission of the Singapore LSE Trust.
In view of the Singapore LSE Trust's Charity / IPC status, donors will also automatically receive deduction from the chargeable income for tax purposes of 2.5x the amount of their donation. Furthermore, to encourage donations by alumni, a dollar-for-dollar matching scheme, up to a certain limit, sponsored by Professor Saw remains in place.
As this is for a good cause for our alma mater with an exciting dinner programme, please lend your support and reach out to your fellow alumni to make this a successful event.
The Singapore LSE Trust Endowment Fund Gala Dinner Donation Form
We look forward to your support and seeing you at the Gala Dinner!
"More help for Singaporean students at LSE"
reported the local daily, Today
, on Wednesday, 14 April 2010.
SINGAPORE - More needy and deserving Singaporeans will have help to study at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) - thanks to $170,000 raised last night at a dinner.
The awards from the Singapore LSE Trust Endowment Fund have no bond attached. To date, the trust has raised more than $470,000 since its formation in 2004, according to Mr Eddie Teo, its chairman and LSE alumnus.
The awards have been given to six Singaporeans so far, three of whom are back in Singapore. The awards were at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Mr Teo, who is also chairman of the Public Service Commission, said the dinner marked the start of efforts to fund a more permanent endowment to benefit Singaporean students in the years ahead.
There are 230 students from Singapore currently at the LSE. Students who have already gained offers of admission from LSE are eligible for scholarship support from the Trust.
Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, an LSE alumnus, and more than 160 alumni attended the dinner.