The difference Maybank has made

August 2019

Global CR Day 2019

For the first time, 180 social service users were invited to join in Maybank's Family Day at Universal Studios Singapore in conjunction with Maybank Global Corporate Responsibility (CR) Day on 24 August 2019, where they were treated to a day of fun at a seaside carnival at Sentosa as well as participated in a fundraising Charity Walk in company with Maybank staff volunteers and their family members.

More than 2,000 Maybank staff and their family and friends took part in the Charity Walk from Sentosa Palawan Green to Universal Studios Singapore (USS) to raise funds. In addition, staff, clients and corporate partners of the bank made generous outright donations as well as bid for limited edition Manchester United Football Club memorabilia.

The total donations raised were over S$500,000 in support of the President's Challenge 2019. Through Community Chest, the funds will be channelled to support Maybank's charity partners: Lions Befrienders, Montfort Care, Institute of Mental Health (IMH) and MINDS.

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November 2018

Launch of Maybank Family Fund @ CDC

On the evening of 21 November 2018, the Office of the Mayors signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Maybank to launch the “Maybank Family Fund @ CDC” . In the next three years, Maybank Singapore Limited and Etiqa Insurance commit S$1.55 million to the five Community Development Councils (CDCs) with the objectives of empowering vulnerable families financially and improving their livelihoods and employability.

For the first time, all five CDCs jointly launched this common-based collaboration with Maybank. The guest-of-honour, Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for National Development, witnessed the signing of the MOU between Ms Low Yen Ling, Chairman of Mayors’ Committee and Mayor of South West District, and Dr John Lee, Country CEO and CEO of Maybank Singapore Limited, at Gardens by the Bay Flower Field Hall.

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November 2018

Champion of Good

Maybank was one of the 60 organisations that was recognised as a Champion of Good by the National Volunteerism & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) for the second year running for its exemplary volunteerism and corporate giving initiatives. The award was presented by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat.

September 2018

Global CR Day 2018

Maybank Singapore, together with its corporate donors and employees, raised S$500,000 in donations for the President’s Challenge 2018 at its annual Global Corporate Responsibility (CR) Day on 22 September 2018. The funds will go towards supporting programmes of four social service organisations under the Community Chest, namely Lions Befrienders, Montfort Care, Institute of Mental Health and MINDS.

The Guest-of-Honour Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Speaker of Parliament of Singapore and advisor to the Community Chest, witnessed the cheque donation that was presented by Dr John Lee, Country CEO and CEO of Maybank Singapore. Social service organisations and Maybank employees set up 20 carnival booths to raise funds and promote the awareness of various social causes.

Besides donations, a total of 1,000 Maybank employees volunteered at today’s event and 50 other impactful community service activities with these four social service organisations in August and September, including home improvement and mural painting projects.

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August 2017

Global CR Day 2017

Following the success from the approach taken in 2016 where staff were empowered to plan their own volunteering projects for Global CR Day, Maybank staff volunteers continued with key projects which have proved to be the most impactful for beneficiaries. This was based on feedback from the charity organisations on last year’s CR activities. These included home improvement projects for vulnerable families under Montfort Care and lonely seniors under Lions Befrienders, as well as painting of colourful wall murals at IMH, MINDSville@Napiri and MINDS Fernvale Gardens School.

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November 2017

Champion of Good

At the heart of Maybank's giving philosophy is to empower disadvantaged individuals to improve their long-term financial well-being. The bank's commitment to making a positive impact in the community through philanthropic efforts and staff volunteerism has been recognised on a national level, emerging as a 2017 Champion of Good.

Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance, was the Guest-of-Honour. The Champions of Good is a national recognition framework under the Company of Good that was launched by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) in partnership with the Singapore Business Federation Foundation to promote corporate giving among businesses. The inaugural award ceremony held in late 2017 saw a total of 45 Singapore-based companies being recognised as catalysts of change for corporate giving.

January 2017

Regionalisation of eMpowering Youths Across ASEAN programme

Maybank announced on 26 January 2017 that it will expand and regionalise its eMpowering Youths Across ASEAN programme following the success of six pilot projects completed in 2016 by local university students.

Under the programme, which was conceptualised and piloted in Singapore, Maybank through its Corporate Social Responsibility arm Maybank Foundation, provides university groups with up to $30,000 each in funding for projects to reduce poverty and empower ASEAN communities.

In March 2017, Maybank will start the second run of the programme, supporting up to nine new projects by teams from Singapore universities. This is part of the plans for scaling up the programme, and in the next phase, Maybank plans to bring this programme to the regional level which may include universities from other ASEAN countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

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August 2016

Global Corporate Responsibility Day 2016

In the lead-up to Maybank’s Global Corporate Responsibility (CR) Day 2016, more than 1,200 Maybank employees in Singapore devoted over 6,500 volunteer hours from April onwards to develop community projects that are specifically catered to the needs of five beneficiary organisations.

Staff were empowered with $150,000 to plan their projects, which include painting of 19 specially chosen wall murals for Movement for the Intellectually Disabled (MINDS) and the Institute of Mental Health, as well as refurbishment of more than 50 flats of needy families identified by Lions Befrienders and Montfort Care.

Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong unveiled the 6,500 volunteer hours Maybank achieved for its annual Global Corporate Responsibility Day at an event held at the Singapore Sports Hub on 20 August 2016. The figure is more than double the 3,200 volunteer hours the bank clocked in total for the whole of 2015.

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October 2015

Launch of eMpowering Youths

To eMpower youths to be change-makers and drive social innovation to alleviate poverty and grow wealth in ASEAN, Maybank Foundation has introduced a funding programme called eMpowering Youths.

This programme is open to current students of the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and Singapore Management University (SMU).

The goal is to challenge youths to go beyond the typical community service projects to focus on concrete deliverables rather than service learning. Students stand to receive funding of up to S$30,000 per project, which is the highest for such youth projects.

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April 2015

Launch of Maybank-Etiqa Family Shield

In celebration of SG50, Maybank and Etiqa Insurance Pte Ltd (EIPL) jointly pledged S$500,000 over 3 years, to sponsor a personal insurance programme that provides accident coverage for 3,000 low-income families. This expands on the Maybank Breadwinner Protection Programme which has been running since 2012, and is now renamed the Maybank-Etiqa Family Shield.

The Maybank-Etiqa Family Shield provides each breadwinner and up to 6 dependent children with free Personal Accident Insurance protection for 2 years against injury, permanent disablement and accidental death. The maximum payout in the event of accidental death is S$50,000.

March 2015

Education Loan Campaign for School Pocket Money Fund

On 20 March 2015, Maybank presented a cheque for S$20,000 to the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. The funds were the result of a CSR campaign in which Maybank pledged S$30 for every successful application for the Maybank Education Loan.

A group of about 100 Maybank volunteers also accompanied 100 students on a fun and educational outing at RWS Maritime Experiential Museum & S.E.A. Aquarium, just before the March school holidays ended.

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Singapore Creative CSR Awards 2015

On 13 March 2015, Maybank was the recognised winner in the Community Building Category at the Singapore Creative CSR Awards 2015. The Awards was organised by 4As (Association of Accredited Advertising Agents Singapore) to honour business organisations from Singapore’s private and public sectors, for creative, sustainable and effective CSR programmes.   

The Award was conferred based on the Maybank Family Fund initiatives, such as the matched savings and insurance programmes that offer financial inclusion to low-income families.    

February 2015

Lunar New Year with AWWA Seniors

On 12 February 2015, about 60 Maybankers volunteered for a Lunar New Year event at AWWA Community Home for Senior Citizens. The volunteers helped to clean the homes of the seniors, and also delivered festive packs filled with daily living essentials to them.

After the spring-cleaning, the seniors joined us for a sumptuous Reunion Dinner, in the tradition of togetherness celebrated during this festive occasion.

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January 2015

SG Care & Share 2015 – Fu Dai Packing

On 24 January 2015, more than 40 staff volunteered to help prepare festive packs for the less fortunate. This is part of the SG Care & Share 2015 project led by Community Chest. Together with other volunteers, we packed more than 2,000 of these festive packs containing canned food and other daily necessities.

December 2014

Christmas Blood Donation Drive

On 10 December 2014, about 50 Maybank staff answered the call to give the gift of life at a Christmas Blood Donation Drive.  During the busy festive season, blood stock levels can drop dramatically as Christmas shopping, celebrations and year-end travel means fewer people stepping forward to give blood. Each blood donation can save up to 3 lives, for patients undergoing surgery and blood-related illnesses.

November 2014

Maybank Santa Run for Wishes

Maybank was the title sponsor for the inaugural Maybank Santa Run for Wishes event which took place at The Promontory@Marina Bay on 29 November 2014. It was organised by Make-A-Wish Foundation Singapore to raise funds to grant wishes to children with life-limiting medical conditions. About 4,500 participants, including Maybank staff, customers, families and friends took part in the event to give the cause their fervent support.

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CARE Photography Event

On 23 November 2014, about 30 staff volunteered for the CARE Photography event to bring some seniors out to the Gardens by the Bay for an outdoor photo shoot. Some ITE student volunteers gave the seniors a makeover, and the photos taken by Maybank volunteers were presented to the seniors as a memorable keepsake.

The Purple Parade

On 15 November 2014, more than 30 staff volunteers formed a contingent in the Purple Parade. The event was held to promote inclusion and celebrate the abilities of people with special needs. About 5,000 participants united behind the cause and turned up in force, all dressed in purple.

October 2014

Singapore Compact CSR Summit

Maybank was the lunch sponsor for the 6th International Singapore Compact CSR Summit, which took place on 16 and 17 October 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore.
Around 460 business leaders, government officials, CSR practitioners, policy makers, entrepreneurs, academics, union and civil society leaders attended the event.

The theme for this year’s Summit is “CSR: For Sustainable Growth – Balancing Profits, People & Planet”. The annual summit features experts, practitioners and thought leaders in sustainability and corporate responsibility from Asia and beyond.

September 2014

Mid-Autumn @ AWWA Community Home

On 12 September 2014, 80 Maybank volunteers celebrated Mid-Autumn with about 140 elderly from AWWA Community Home, by packing and delivering care packs consisting of daily living essentials and mooncakes, to bring the elderly some festive cheer.

July 2014

Hari Raya Shopping with Jamiyah Children’s Home

On 23 and 24 July 2014, Maybank treated more than 90 disadvantaged children and orphans from Jamiyah Children’s Home to a shopping spree to buy new Hari Raya outfits. About 70 Maybank volunteers befriended the children, helped them pick out their new costumes and joined them in breaking fast.     

June 2014

Edu Loan CSR Campaign for SPMF & River Safari Outing

On 28 June 2014, 150 management and staff from Maybank brought over 100 young beneficiaries of the Straits Times School Pocket Money (SPMF) out for a day of fun and adventure at the River Safari. Besides giving the children a grand finale to their school holidays, the outing also marked the launch of Maybank’s Education Loan charity campaign in which Maybank will donate S$30 to the School Pocket Money Fund for every successful education loan application from 1 July to 31 December 2014, capped at S$20,000.

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May 2014

People’s Association Community Spirit Awards 2014 – Excellence Award

On 31 May 2014, Maybank Singapore was conferred the People’s Association Community Spirit Awards 2014 – Excellence Award, under the Partners of Community Development Council category. Maybank has received this award for the fourth consecutive year.

Maybank was selected for this award by the PA Adjudication Panel, chaired by Mr. Lim Boon Heng, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office and Deputy Chairman of PA. It recognises organisations which have been supportive in reaching out to the community and bringing people together to build greater social capital. 

March 2014

Maybank Get-to-School Transport Grant

On 22 March 2014, 411 secondary school students from low-income families were presented with the Maybank Get-to-School Transport Grant, to help them cope with rising transport costs, so that they can focus on their studies. The event was graced by Guest-of-Honour Mr Hri Kumar, Adviser to Thomson-Toa Payoh Grassroots Organisations.

Over the 3-year programme, Maybank Singapore has presented more than S$300,000 in transport grants to benefit 885 students.

January 2014

Lunar New Year Celebration – Festive Care & Share

On 25 January 2014, Maybank Singapore organised a Lunar New Year Celebration to bring festive cheer to the elderly from AWWA Community Home.

Our CEO, Datuk Lim Hong Tat, led more than 100 volunteers to celebrate a reunion lunch with 140 elderly from AWWA Community Home and distributed festive care packs to them!  

The event tied in with the SMILE campaign, for which the Bank pledged S$1 for every SMILE card received to recognise good service provided by Maybank staff. The response to this was overwhelming, and we received more than the targeted 5,000 cards from customers and staff. The funds pledged were used to sponsor these care packs for needy elderly, in support of Community Chest’s (ComChest) Festive Care and Share project.

The event also marks the start of the Bank’s partnership with ComChest, which is one of five beneficiaries for Maybank’s Auto PayBills charity series.

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