About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
Jacqueline left Singapore 19 years ago to pursue her MBA in the States thinking that it will be a mere 2-year stint. The adventurous side of her led her to 19 years of life abroad in one of the most exciting cities in the world. Missing her friends and family, she finally decided to return back to her homeland in March this year after securing a position as Head of Business Development in a local hedge fund company. As she looked to stay active physically, mentally and socially, she joined Relay Majulah as its Organizing Committee member; started racing with the Singapore Master Track and Field Association; signed up for her first marathon; and participated in occasional Spartan - Game of Zones. She just found out at the end of September that she is one of the lucky few selected to run in the Tokyo 2020 marathon.
As she worked along with the other committee members and runners in Relay Majulah, she felt inspired and compelled to be part of this major event - to help and contribute more in this ground-up initiative by running and raising funds to help the 67 supported charities under President's Challenge. Your donation will receive a 250% tax exemption + up to 20% matching by govt. 100% of your donations will go towards 67 charities.
About the Charity
The President's Challenge is an annual community outreach and fundraising campaign for charities selected every year by the President's Office. It is a call to all Singaporeans in doing their part in building a more caring and inclusive society. Initiated in 2000 by former President S R Nathan, the Challenge represents the coming together of people from all walks of life, to help the less fortunate. In 2012, under the leadership of former President Tony Tan Keng Yam, the Challenge was expanded to go beyond fundraising by including volunteerism and social entrepreneurship. In 2018, President Halimah Yacob announced a $10 million fund (Empowering For Life Fund) which will empower vulnerable groups through skills upgrading, capacity-building and employment. Visit http://www.pc.org.sg/WhoWeSupport to find out about the benefiting organisations supported by President's Challenge this year. 100% of the donations received go towards the charities we support.