• Keith Chua

    • Interviewed in 2015
    • Donor
    • Singapore
    As Trustee for the Mrs Lee Choon Guan Trust Fund, Keith Chua has continued to support various initiatives in education and healthcare, emulating the way his great-grandmother actively supported the needs of her time. While areas of need have changed over the past 100 years, giving in relevant and strategic ways is one of the guiding principles that Keith has applied to all areas that the Trust supports.
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  • Laurence Lien

    • Interviewed in 2015
    • Donor
    • Singapore
    The Asia Philanthropy Circle is a private membership platform fostering the exchange and coordination of knowledge and ideas among Asian philanthropists and, particularly, their collaboration. It aims to “advance a distinct Asian brand of philanthropy to accelerate the public good in Asia, by promoting and supporting leadership and collaboration for joint action”. Laurence Lien, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, explains how it works.
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OTHER 2015 CASE STUDIES

  • Rory & Elizabeth Brooks

    • United Kingdom
    • Interviewed in 2015
    • Donor
    The Rory and Elizabeth Brooks Foundation provides support in the areas of poverty research, UK higher education, social justice and contemporary art. In 2005 the Foundation became the principal benefactor of the Brooks World Poverty Institute. Rory Brooks CBE, co-founder of private equity group MML Capital Partners, is Chairman of Manchester University’s Global Leadership Board, sits on the Board of the Centre for Social Justice and is an adviser to the Board of the Quintessentially Foundation. Elizabeth Brooks has chaired the Patrons’ Committee of the Tate, and is trustee of P3 (People, Potential and Possibilities), the social inclusion charity.
  • Emmett Carson, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    • United States
    • Interviewed in 2015
    • Donor
    Emmett D. Carson, PhD, is the founding CEO and President of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF). With over $6.5bn in assets, SVCF is the nation’s largest community foundation and among the top 10 of all US foundations. Its 1,700 family and corporate donor funds support a wide range of causes in the Bay Area, across the USA and around the world.
  • Sir Jack Petchey

    • United Kingdom
    • Interviewed in 2015
    • Donor
    Jack Petchey CBE is a self-made man whose successful businesses include car hire, property and tourism ventures, most notably bringing the ‘timeshare’ concept to the UK. After a lifetime of charitable work he established the Jack Petchey Foundation in 1999, which has since distributed over £100m.
  • Yusuf K Hamied

    • Interviewed in 2015
    • India
    • Donor
    Dr Yusuf K Hamied is a leading Indian scientist and chairman of Cipla (Chemical, Industrial & Pharmaceutical Laboratories), a generic pharmaceuticals company founded by his father. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour, by the Indian government in 2005.
  • Tariq Al Gurg of Dubai Cares

    • Interviewed in 2015
    • Donor
    • Middle East (GCC)
    Tariq Al Gurg was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Cares in 2009 and has since been responsible for strategically defining and leading an organization that is dedicated towards providing children in developing countries with access to quality primary education.
  • Ronna Chao

    • Hong Kong
    • Interviewed in 2015
    • Donor
    Ronna Chao is the Chief Executive Officer of the Bai Xian Asia Institute, an initiative founded by her father, Ronald Chao, that aims to nurture future Asian leaders through scholarships and cross-cultural friendships. As well as providing a mega-grant of $100m, the Institute gathers important social capital, including support from academics, other philanthropic families and organisations, and the private and public sectors in Hong Kong, China and Japan.

2014 SINGAPORE CASE STUDIES

  • Claire Chiang

    • Interviewed in 2014
    • Donor
    • Singapore
    For Claire Chiang, philanthropy is about more than simply giving money to her favourite causes. She is passionate about the need to engage with individual projects, and believes corporations can be a force for good.
  • Teng Ngiek Lian

    • Interviewed in 2014
    • Donor
    • Singapore
    Teng Ngiek Lian took inspiration from legendary investor Warren Buffett in launching his own venture, The Silent Foundation, three and a half years ago. To him philanthropy is about more than just giving money – “Taking photos with cheques doesn’t thrill me at all.” Teng is far more interested in helping other charitable organisations grow, and seeing the impact these donations can make to people’s lives.