our giving pillars

 

As we envisage a better world in all we do, SMU as an institution and our people are hugely optimistic about the future, and our collective roles in shaping tomorrow. We have grown from strength to strength – our closeness with industry and communities, and the calibre of our educational experience, as reflected in the bright young leaders that we have developed, are a testament of our commitment to addressing the world’s most pressing issues.

We invite you to work with and through us to create a lasting legacy of better for our collective futures. Join us in imagining a better future through our campaign priorities.

The challenge of creating a better future starts with equipping tomorrow’s leaders. Our collective commitment to our students ensures that they have real opportunities to explore new pathways for development and to discover the full extent of their capabilities.

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We place a deep emphasis on extending our academic capacity and expanding our physical environment, to ensure that all our learners and faculty are supported as they strive for better.

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Core to our DNA is the desire to improve and positively impact our communities and environment. Through impactful applied research, we reframe today’s societal challenges, uncovering and sharing new solutions and ways of thinking about problems.

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Empowering Students

Empowering Students with a Dynamic University Education 

Even before 2020, students have benefited from the generosity of donors such as Mr Lim Siah Mong, Chairman of Lubritrade Trading Pte Ltd. In 2014, he set up the Lim Siah Mong Scholarship at SMU which funded bond-free scholarships to full-time Singaporean freshmen enrolled in any undergraduate programme at the University. Now, Mr Lim has endowed the Lim Siah Mong Bursary to assist underprivileged students at the University. He hopes to empower Singaporean undergraduates to fulfil their dreams in pursuing a high-quality education at the University without any financial constraints.

Lim Siah Mong Bursary

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Expanding Capacity

Nurturing Asia's Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Jeff was featured in the inaugural session of the SMU Alumni Leadership Series, which spotlights and recognises the contributions of some of SMU’s most influential alumni – exploring the impact that they have made in their respective industries, the insights that they have discovered along the way, and ambitions they have for the future.

P.A.K. Entrepreneurship Fund & SMU Alumni Leadership Series

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Enhancing Impact

Leading Conversations On The Future of Governance

Made possible by a generous contribution from Microsoft, the SMU-Microsoft Asian Dialogue on AI Governance aims to provide a framework for engaging the governance of AI technologies from an Asian perspective. Hosted by the Centre for AI and Data Governance at SMU, the inaugural roundtable for the SMU-Microsoft Asian Dialogue on AI Governance was held in January 2020 as a comprehensive deep dive to help identify future discussion topics.

SMU-Microsoft Asian Dialogue on AI Governance

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Empowering Students

Following in The Footsteps of a Leader and Innovator

The Ian R. Taylor Memorial Fund provides a platform to honour the memory of British businessman and philanthropist Mr Ian R. Taylor as an innovator, an explorer, and a pioneer in his field. He was a highly successful international business leader, having transformed Vitol Group from a small fuel merchant into the global commodities powerhouse it is today. Widely regarded as a pioneer of global commodities trading, Mr Ian R. Taylor expanded Vitol’s operations in Singapore and grew its Asian coverage extensively through the hiring and nurturing of local talents.

Ian R. Taylor Memorial Fund

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Expanding Capacity

A Push to The Forefront of Financial Innovation

AMTD Foundation and Xiaomi Finance have made a generous contribution of $5 million to launch the AMTD-Xiaomi-SMU-ISS (AXSI);Digital Finance Leadership Programme. The AXSI Programme leverages the strengths of its four partners to provide in-depth digital business transformation and finance perspectives for senior leaders in Singapore and beyond. It aims to empower them to adopt a multidisciplinary approach in driving business success and leading the growth and development of FinTech and financial innovation.

AXSI Digital Finance Leadership Programme

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Empowering Students

Providing Timely Support to Undergraduates

2020 has been a challenging year, particularly for students struggling financially due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognising the urgent need to provide financial relief to these students, Mr Michael Lim, Chairman of Nomura Singapore, stepped forward with a generous term gift to provide twenty bursaries in the upcoming academic year.

Michael Lim Choo San Bursary

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Expanding Capacity

The Ngee Ann Kongsi Supports SMU’s Centre for Research on Successful Ageing (ROSA)

In 2020, The Ngee Ann Kongsi formalised its intention to support research on elderly well-being and successful ageing in Singapore. This intended funding support will go towards the growth and expansion of SMU’s Centre for Research on Successful Ageing (ROSA).

The Ngee Ann Kongsi and Centre for Research on Successful Aging (ROSA)

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Empowering Students

Celebrating and Supporting Each Other, Even While We’re Apart

As part of the University’s 20th anniversary celebrations, the SMU community came together for its first-ever virtual race, the inaugural SMOO Challenge, in September 2020.

SMOO Challenge

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Empowering Students

Broadening Horizons and Expanding Ambitions Through International Opportunities

Professor Arnoud De Meyer served as the fourth President of SMU from September 2010 through December 2018. Under his stewardship, the University has grown significantly, having essentially transformed from a “single product” to a “multiproduct” university, as described in his own words. In honour of Professor De Meyer and his passion for global exposure, SMU aims to launch the Arnoud De Meyer Global Exposure Fund with the goal of providing 4 exchange scholarships valued at $5,000 each and 10 study mission grants valued at $1,000 each.

Arnoud De Meyer Global Exposure Fund

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Empowering Students

Unlocking Ambition and Talent to Foster A More Equitable Society

Professor Gerard George, Dean at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business at SMU, and his wife Mrs Hema George established the AGL Irudayaraj Scholarship in honour of Professor George’s father-in-law, who passed away in 2018. Mr AGL Irudayaraj was an entrepreneur and a champion for underprivileged Tamil Christian minorities in India. The scholarship is a tribute to his kind, selfless and enduring efforts in helping others towards a better life.

The AGL Irudayaraj Scholarship

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Empowering Students

An Opportunity Paid Forward to Help Others Thrive

The Hanh Nguyen Overseas Study Mission Grant is supported by Ms Hanh Bich Nguyen (BBM, 2012), a proud SMU alumna and currently an equity analyst at Wells Fargo Bank, National Association. During her studies at SMU, Hanh received an exchange scholarship to the USA, donated by another alumnus, and she remains grateful for the opportunity she had.

Hanh Nguyen Overseas Study Mission Grant

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Empowering Students

20 Years of Making A Difference, All In One Inspiring Book

The SMU Imagine Better book project was launched to celebrate SMU’s 20th anniversary and document the vast strides the University’s alumni have made. This coffee table book is bold in both form and function, containing stories of more than 100 alumni who have made a meaningful impact through their work or personal causes.

SMU Imagine Better Book Project

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Empowering Students

Honouring A Beloved Father’s Legacy of Grit and Generosity

SMU alumnus, Mr Brandon Lee (BBM, 2013) has set up an endowed bursary named the Lee Hong Khim Justin Endowed Bursary, in honour of his late father. One bursary valued at $8,000 will be awarded each academic year to full-time undergraduates at SMU with demonstrated financial needs.

Lee Hong Khim Justin Endowed Bursary

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WHY GIVE?

 

"Impact is about delivering a holistic and transformative education which then enables our students and graduates to make a meaningful impact on the world..."

Professor Lily Kong

President of Singapore Management University

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Your giving will help us...

Establish SMU as Asia’s Knowledge Hub

  • Professorships
  • Lecture Series
  • Centres of Excellence

Provide World Class Excellence

  • Scholarships and Awards
  • Financial Aid and Student Bursaries
  • Student Exchange and Business Study Missions

Create a Stimulating and Dynamic Research Culture

  • Research Excellence Grants
  • Research Institutes
  • Fellowships