Long-time givers: Who’s who

26 Jun 2016, The Straits Times

Singapore’s new foundations might be up-and-coming, but they are little match for the deep pockets of the long-established groups. The Tan Chin Tuan Foundation, set up by banker Tan Chin Tuan in 1976, is among the few to use hired staff; it has seven employees.  Ms Chew Gek Khim, who is the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation’s deputy chairman and the late Mr Tan’s granddaughter, says: “With a professional team and a CEO, we are able to not only review grants and evaluate charitable causes, but also kick-start initiatives that allow us to be catalysts and drivers.”