The inaugural President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards (PVPA) have been awarded to nine recipients.
The awards, which combine the President’s Social Service Award and the National Volunteerism and Philanthropy Awards, are pinnacle awards in volunteerism and philanthropy.
A new category, the President’s Award for Social Impact, has been included.
The new award for non-profit organisations recognises organisational and programme excellence, and commitment and ability to deliver sustainable impact.
In the Corporate Category, the President’s Award for Volunteerism went to HSBC, while NTUC FairPrice Co-operative Limited picked up the President’s Award for Philanthropy.
In the Non-Profit Category, the Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA) won the President’s Award for Volunteerism. The President’s Award for Philanthropy went to Nanyang Technological University.
St Luke’s Hospital bagged the President’s Award for Social Impact under the new Social Impact Category.
The President’s Award for Volunteerism was given to informal group SPLAT!
Lim Soon Hock won the President’s Award for Volunteerism, Chua Thian Poh won the President’s Award for Philanthropy, while Jennie Chua received the President’s Special Recognition Award.
At the awards ceremony on Wednesday, President Tony Tan Keng Yam also launched the “I Remember Doing Good” initiative.
The initiative was started by the Singapore Memory Project to collect memories and stories of people who have sought to do good and better Singapore’s society.
The Singapore Memory Project is collaborating with the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre to gather stories from volunteers and philanthropists, both past and present, who have given of themselves to help the underprivileged in Singapore.