HOMEINTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION OF THE ORGANIZER THE TAN CHIN TUAN FOUNDATION

主办机构简介 | INTRODUCTION ON THE ORGANIZER

陈振传基金会

由已故丹斯里陈振传荣誉博士(1908 – 2005)于1976年在新加坡设立的陈振传基金会,旨在专门帮助贫困及有需要的人士。丹斯里热心教育,是一位著名的银行家、社区领袖及慈善家。他是新加坡立法议会首位及唯一的一位副议长,曾担任过许多蓝筹股公司(包括华侨银行)的主席,并获颁这些公司的终身荣誉主席的荣衔。在丹斯里信奉的众多人生哲理中,其中有一条就是坚信生活必须愉快而有目标,并且要积极跟较为不幸的人分享这份快乐。这也成为了基金会的活动准则,捐助必须明智地分派给应得的人,并务必使其带来社会性的效果。

首届陈振传百年纪念论坛于2008年举行。当时,陈振传基金会捐献了一千万元的款项给南洋理工大学,以设立陈振传百年纪念基金。这项基金的设立也为纪念丹斯里的百年诞辰。除了资助论坛以外,该基金也拨款资助南洋理工大学的另外两个项目,包括陈振传百年教授奖与及陈振传工程研究交流奖学金。

今年在北京举行的是该论坛系列的第二届论坛。这一次的论坛也为配合南洋理工大学管理经济学及公共管理硕士校友的聚会而同时进行。通过与南洋理工大学联手主办这次论坛的活动,陈振传基金会希望能借此机会促进友谊、分享知识,并加强“市长班”校友与他们母校 - 南洋理工大学的联系。

The Tan Chin Tuan Foundation

The Tan Chin Tuan Foundation in Singapore was set up in 1976 by the late Tan Sri (Dr.) Tan Chin Tuan (1908 – 2005) to help the poor and needy. Tan Sri Tan, a staunch supporter for education and a great philanthropist, was Singapore’s first and only Deputy President of the Legislative Council and Chairman and subsequently Honorary Life President of several blue-chip companies including OCBC Bank.

Among his many philosophies in life, Tan Sri Tan believed very much in leading a happy and purposeful life, and in sharing this happiness with the less fortunate. This became a basis from which the Foundation conducts its activities, seeing to it that gifts of money are wisely allocated to the deserving, and that there is a social outcome to the donation given.

The Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Forum was inaugurated in 2008, when the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation presented an endowed gift of S$10 million to Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to establish the Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Fund at NTU. The Fund was set up to commemorate the 100th year of the birth of Tan Sri Tan. Besides the forum, the fund also supports the Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professorship and Tan Chin Tuan Exchange Fellowship in Engineering at NTU.

This year’s forum marks the second Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Forum. This forum is held in conjunction with NTU’s Master of Science in Managerial Economics (MME) and Master of Public Administration (MPA) Programmes Alumni Reunion. In co-hosting this forum with NTU, the Foundation hopes to promote friendship, knowledge-sharing, and enduring ties between the “Mayors’ Class” alumni and their alma mater, NTU.