Friends and partners of ISCOS collectively raised more than $500,000 through its 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner on 28 May 2014, at the Sands Expo & Convention Center. The funds will go towards the Yellow Ribbon Fund-ISCOS Fairy Godparent Programme (FGP), an initiative that supports children of ex-offenders.
Mr Lim Swee Say, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, graced the event. About 400 guests attended the gala, which included representatives from key donors such as StarHub, Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow, Far East Organization, NTUC FairPrice Foundation, Tan Chin Tuan Foundation, and other corporate partners. Many individual donors such as Mr Koh Chan Guan were also present.
The guests enjoyed the special performances by popular local artistes Ms Dawn Yip, Mr Clement Chow, and violinist Antony Goon, YouTube sensation and international artist Ms Cindy Gomez, and the effervescent host Ms Irene Ang. ISCOS Chairman also serenaded the crowd with the song ‘You’ve got a friend’.
The highlight of the evening was the special skit and dance number by the FGP children based on the theme ‘No shortcuts in life’.