Singaporean Mandarin Database

This database contains a collection of Mandarin terms which have cultural, historical or sentimental value unique to Singapore. These terms may be used by Singaporeans in the past or at present. Some of the terms are read in print while others are used in our everyday conversations.

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1. 公益金是属于新加坡国家福利理事会(National Council of Social Service)的一个筹款机构。 2. 公益金也指由以上机构所募得的筹款。

DEFINITION

Noun

1. The Community Chest is one of the fundraising agencies of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS).
2. The Mandarin term “公益金” also refers to funds raised by the organisation.

由来
  • 公益金由余炳亮博士于1983年成立,当时归属于新加坡社会服务理事会(Singapore Council of Social Service)。
  • 公益金成立的宗旨在于筹集资金,鼓励社区参与,为有需要的人提供服务。公益金与个人、私人和公共领域建立强大的伙伴关系,形成具有影响力的社会服务生态体系。
  • 余炳亮博士是一位热心致力于慈善事业的商人,被尊称为“慈善之父”,曾在50多个公共机构中担任重要职务。
  • 1992年,新加坡社会服务理事会改组为国家福利理事会,由余经文博士担任主席,公益金总裁一职则移交给卢珠吉医生。
  • 公益金主要是通过“分享计划”(Social Help and Assistance by Employees,简称SHARE)募款。雇主可从参与的雇员薪水中扣除捐款,转交给公益金。其他筹款方式包括“企业捐款”(corporation donations)、“特别活动”(special events)等。
  • 目前,公益金已成为新加坡社会服务领域的主要筹款机构。
ETYMOLOGY
The Community Chest was founded by Dr Ee Peng Liang in 1983 under the then Singapore Council of Social Service.
The Community Chest was established to raise funds, encourage community participation, and provide services to those in need. The Community Chest has established strong partnerships with individuals, and across the private and public sectors to build an impactful social service ecosystem.
Dr Ee Peng Liang was a businessman and a passionate philanthropist, who was known as the Father of Charity. He had held key appointments in over 50 public organisations.
In 1992, the Singapore Council of Social Service (SCSS) restructured to form the National Council of Social Service (NCSS). Dr Ee handed over his position as Chairman of the Community Chest to Dr Richard Eu and his position of President of NCCS to Dr Robert CK Loh.
The Community Chest mainly raises funds through the Social Help and Assistance Raised by Employees (SHARE) programme. In the programme, employers can deduct contributions from the pay of participating employees and donate it to the Community Chest. Other fundraising methods include corporation donations and special events.
Currently, the Community Chest is the main fundraising agency in Singapore’s social service sector.
例句
公益金已从一个筹集善款的单一功能平台发展成一个综合性的援助平台,让机构和个人除了捐款以外,还可通过与社会服务组织建立伙伴关系贡献自己的时间,技能和资源。(《联合早报》,10/10/2019)
SAMPLE SENTENCE
The Community Chest has developed from a single-function platform for raising funds into a comprehensive assistance platform. The agency allows institutions and individuals to contribute their time, skills and resources through partnerships with social service organisations in addition to personal donations. (Lianhe Zaobao, 10/10/2019)
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