In partnership with the Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC) and Asia Community Foundation (ACF), DBS Bank, the founding bank partner of ACF hosted a fireside chat event at the National Gallery, featuring Guest-of-Honour Mr. Heng Swee Kiat, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, along with distinguished speakers Mr. Laurence Lien and Mr. Lionel Li. The chat was moderated by Mr. Lee Woon Shiu, Managing Director and Group Head of Wealth Planning, Family Office and Insurance Solutions in DBS Bank.
While the chat brings awareness to the audience (comprising potential donors) about the available network, platform and trusted partners in Singapore that may be able to provide the necessary support and expertise to help them make confident and purposeful giving decisions. Lionel also shared his personal experience; the challenges he faced when trying to integrate into the Singapore community and his philanthropic journey.
ACF seeks to become the one-stop hub for philanthropy in Asia, to make giving easier, more efficient, and more impactful. Building on the good work of its sister organisation the APC, ACF works with different partners to grow a community of like-minded philanthropists and foster collaboration on meaningful projects across Asia.
The book showcases how the participants challenged their limits and conquered the World Marathon Challenge and North Pole Marathon to inspire people to challenge their own limits and pursue their dreams boldly.
The book tells the stories behind the event which saw the largest number of people in history running 1045km round Taiwan in 19 days.