Hwa Chong 101 Founders’ Day

On 18 February, Hwa Chong Alumni Association (HCAA) announced that in view of the Covid-19 situation in Singapore, we have decided to cancel the usual Founders’ Day Dinner on 21 March 2020.

2020 marks the beginning of a new century for Hwa Chong. Even though we are not able to get together on 21 March 2020 to celebrate the 101st Founders’ Day for our alma mater, we have decided to gather our alumni and friends together at a virtual dinner!

See list of donors here.

How Does it Work?

We will be creating a virtual dinner venue on our website, to invite our alumni and friends to ‘book’ tables. Each table will be priced at $500.  You may also ‘book’ a seat at $50.

All proceeds will be donated to the ST School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF)  https://www.spmf.org.sg/

You can view the virtual dinner booking status on the top of this page.

We encourage you to gather your old classmates, CCA mates, and ‘book’ a table under the Class or CCA Group – e.g. TCHS 1990/4B, TCHS 2001/2F, Choir2010, etc. Alternatively, you may also choose to “purchase” a seat at $50 and book the seat under your name.

For illustration of the booking, if 10 classmates from class of HCJC 92S35 decided to ‘book’ a table, you can collate the contributions and “buy” a table. A table can be shown as “reserved” for 92S35 in the Booking Chart of the virtual dinner.

Why Are We Doing This?

Hwa Chong was started in 1919 by the late Mr. Tan Kah Kee leading a group of community and business leaders, with the intention of providing secondary school education to the community. In celebration of the 101st Founders’ Day, it will be meaningful for us to celebrate this occasion by putting aside the money which is meant for the Founders’ Day Dinner to a cause that is similar to what Mr. Tan Kah Kee and many other community leaders did 101 years ago. The STSPMF supports children and youth from low-income families to help them through school and help to ease the financial burden of these families.  This will be a meaningful way for the alumni and friends of Hwa Chong to support STSPMF in lieu of a dinner.

We firmly believe in 取诸社会,用诸社会 and this firmly align to Hwa Chong’s value of 饮水思源. We hope to see the Hwa Chong Community supporting this initiative and let’s celebrate our 101st Founders’ Day in a different but greatly meaningful way in 2020!

(1) Booking A Table

You can book a table or seat by completing the online form on our website. The Table Name will be reflected online as the name of the table, e.g. 98S35, Hwa Chong Canoeists 2013, or your own name.

All donations above $50 will be issued a tax invoice which entitles you to 250% tax deduction. You will need to complete all the required information* under “Additional Information” so we can forward them to STSPMF for issuance of tax receipts. If you leave this part blank, we will assume you do not want to be issued a tax receipt and will not receive the tax deduction.

*personal information will be submitted to STSPMF for issuance of tax receipts. We do not retain these information for any other purposes.

(2) Payment

You can make payment via scanning the QR codes on our website, there is a QR code for table payment and for seat payment.

Once we receive your donation, your table/ seat will be confirmed and reflected on the virtual dinner venue as the table name you have indicated.

Please indicate your table name as reference when making your payment.

Donation drive closes 21st March 2020