CEO, The Community Foundation of Singapore
CEO of The Community Foundation of Singapore and champion of impactful philanthropy
Catherine Loh built a career in financial services over more than two decades that eventually spurred her desire to help donors make impactful social investments through philanthropy.
She is now the CEO of The Community Foundation of Singapore (CFS), a non-profit organisation founded in 2008 to encourage and enable philanthropy in Singapore. Since 2013, Loh has led CFS to become one of Singapore’s largest philanthropic foundations. Working with donors through the provision of donor-advised funds, CFS has raised $250 million, manages more than 190 funds and supports 400-plus non-profit organisations across various causes. Loh and her team at CFS also champion legacy giving to provide sustained funding for charities.
CFS often collaborates with different stakeholders to tackle complex social issues. With Loh at the helm, CFS responded to the Covid-19 pandemic by launching the Sayang Sayang Fund in February 2020, which raised over $10 million to support the emergency needs of various local communities.
Loh also serves on various committees, such as Assisi Hospice, Metta Welfare Association and Telok Kurau Primary School. In addition, she sits on the Board of Governors of Temasek Polytechnic and chairs its School of Humanities & Social Sciences’ School Advisory Committee. She also serves on the Investment Committees of the Wealth Management Institute (WMI).
“At CFS, we match generous people with underserved causes that resonate with them. We bring an objective lens to every donor’s giving journey and hope to inspire more people and organisations to make thoughtful and planned gifts through strategic philanthropy.”
Did You Know?
More than 50 per cent of respondents in a study* stated positive sentiments about legacy giving, yet only one in five of them knew how to make a legacy gift or had considered doing so.
* Legacy Giving Module, NVPC Individual Giving Study 2021. A CFS collaboration with the National Volunteer and Philanthropic Centre (NVPC)