Saturday, 26 October 2013

YMCA honoured for good governance

YMCA of Singapore has won the Charity Governance Award 2013 in the Large Charities category. 

At the Awards Ceremony held on 18 October at the Novotel Clarke Quay, Mr Stephen Loh, President, YMCA of Singapore and Ms Lynette Yeo, Assistant General Secretary, Social Enterprises represented YMCA to receive the winner's plaque and a cheque for $10,000 from the Guest-of-Honour Mr Lawrence Wong, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth.

The Charity Governance Award (CGA) recognises charities that have adopted the highest standards of governance. Introduced in 2012, the CGA is an initiative of the Charity Council and held in partnership with the NUS Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy. The CGA aims to promote good governance in the charity sector by acknowledging the excellent work of charities, while inspiring others to emulate their best practices.

Commenting on the win, Mr Stephen Loh, President, YMCA of Singapore said, “This tribute from the Charity Council is a tremendous testimony and endorsement of YMCA’s ongoing efforts in striving towards good governance practices. The recognition and endorsement that follows the award will provide YMCA of Singapore with a very good platform and position to work with the relevant parties regulatory bodies such as the Charity Council and sector umbrella bodies such as the National Council of Social Service to actively identify opportunities in which we can share and promote best practices in governance with other organisations.”

Click here to visit our website with links to the awards tribute video and highlights from the awards ceremony.

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