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Friday, 31st March 2017

LSEAAS Fund-Raising Gala Dinner 2017

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The LSE Alumni Association of Singapore (LSEAAS) is hosting a Fund-Raising Gala Dinner and warmly welcome your participation, Alumni and Friends of the LSE!

Date: Friday, 31 March 2017
Time: 6:45pm (6:45pm - 7pm | Cocktails & Registration)
Venue: St. Regis Singapore (John Jacob Ballroom), 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911
Dress Code: Office Attire

This special event is rich in meaning as the funds raised will go towards supporting The Singapore LSE Trust scholarships. It promises to be an evening of fun, entertainment and camaraderie over good food as we catch-up with old school friends and make new ones. Complimentary wines will also be served during the evening.

We are delighted to have as Guest-of-Honour, Mr. Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education & Skills) & Second Minister for Defense, who will speak on 'Decoding CFE, the Budget and Changes to the Education System'; key issues facing Singapore. Minister Ong graduated from the LSE in 1991 with a BSc. Economics and is a key member of PAP’s fourth generation leadership that will lead Singapore for years to come. Minister Ong will also be joined by distinguished panelists; Mr. Foo Jixun, Managing Partner of GGV Capital; Professor David Lee, Founder, Ferrell Asset Management and Professor Danny Quah, Li Ka Shing Professor of Economics, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS for a interactive and robust discussion with a Q&A.


6.45 – 7.15pm : Registration and Cocktails. Guests to be seated by 7.25pm
7.30pm : Arrival of GoH
7.40pm : Welcome Speeches by Mr. Desmond Lim and Ms. Jane Ittogi, and Award Presentation to Mr. Garich Lim by GoH
8.00pm : 1st and 2nd courses served
8.40pm : Speeches by 2 former Trust Scholarship Recipients
8.50pm : Main course served
9.30pm : Speech by GoH
9.45pm : Panel Discussion
10.10pm : Q&A
10.25pm : Presentation of Gifts to GoH and Panelists
10.30pm : Dessert served
10.45pm : Good Night

What is The Singapore LSE Trust? The Singapore LSE Trust awards scholarships to deserving and outstanding Singaporean undergraduate students with a passion for social causes who require financial support to study at the LSE. We believe 'Paying It Forward' by our alumni will make for a better society. Alumni helping future generations of alumni and strengthening our social bonds is a mission worthy of our support. Since, 2014, the Trust has so far awarded over 20 deserving scholarships. We are targeting to raise S$1.2 million over 2017 and 2018.

Tables (10 pax) are priced at $10,000 and $20,000 and $50,000 (Donation Tables). Alternatively, if you plan to come alone or with just a few friends, seats can be purchased at $1,000 per person. Details are in the DONATION & PLEDGE FORM attached.

As the cost of the dinner has been generously sponsored by our distinguished alumnus Professor Saw Swee Hock, all proceeds from table sales and donations will enjoy a 2.5x tax deduction and go to The Singapore LSE Trust. Additionally, we seek your “pledge” to make another donation for 2018. Here is an update from the current Trust Scholars 2017.

Special Note to the Classes of 2007 - 2016;

You are invited to attend the Gala Dinner FOC (free of charge), although all donations, big or small will be very much appreciated.

Please contact Mr. Chong Chor Ming at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) NOW with the following;

- Full Name
- E-Mail
- Year of Graduation
- Course of Study
- Dietary Restrictions (if any)

Limited no. places available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Please join us to support this meaningful cause over a very special evening!

Yours Sincerely,

Mr. Desmond Lim
Trustee & Chairman
The Singapore LSE Trust Fund-Raising Committee