The passion to play our part as good corporate citizens led to the establishment of RHT Rajan Menon Foundation (“Foundation”). A Singapore registered charity and grant-making philanthropic organisation, the Foundation enables RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and the RHT Group of Companies to carry out our philanthropic activities in a structured and more sustainable manner.Named after RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Founder-Senior Consultant Rajan Menon
The Foundation was set up in 2015, and was registered as a Singapore charity by the Commissioner of Charities and a grant-making philanthropic organisation by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore on 16 September 2016 and 28 November 2016 respectively.The Foundation seeks to establish, inspire and encourage a philanthropic culture among the corporate and legal fraternity of giving back to the community in a focused, hands-on and meaningful manner. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised more than S$600,000 for our beneficiaries.To learn more about the Foundation, please visit www.rhtrajanmenon.foundation.
We successfully hosted our third annual RHT Rajan Menon Foundation charity golf on 26 May 2017 at the Singapore Island Country Club. More than S$260,000 was raised for our beneficiaries – The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, Singapore Management University Pro Bono Centre, Singapore Red Cross Society and National Gallery Singapore. Senior Minister of State Ms Sim Ann was the Guest-of-Honour and Lexus was the Hole-in-One car sponsor. The charity golf was featured in the 26 May 2017 edition of The Straits Times.
At the National University of Singapore (NUS) Law Career Fair, the Foundation incorporated a meaningful element by raising awareness of our adopted charity, the Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF). We placed a board where students were encouraged to show their support to CCF by penning their signatures on it. For every signature collected, we pinned a monetary amount to donate to CCF. The “Corporate Finance Law and Practice in Singapore” book prize and “RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Subhas Anandan Pro Bono Award” were launched at NUS. We also partnered with Singapore Management University in establishing the “RHT Tan Chong Huat Book Prize for Best Student in Corporate Crime”.
Our teams visited Red Cross Home for the Disabled to do voluntary work and spread cheer to the residents. The Home is one out of a few homes in Singapore catering to the severely disabled. Some of the activities included an art and craft session, carolling and feeding programme. In the season of giving, we partnered with CCF and TOUCH Young Arrows, a service under TOUCH Community Services, to grant the christmas wishlist of underprivileged children. It was a fulfilling experience as our staff had the opportunity to adopt a gift and write a personal encouragement to the child.