This is the last of a three-part series featuring the 2020/2021 Ruth Wong & Gopal Haridas Award winners of the SCS Awards.

The COVID-19 pandemic has spared few in its impact – like many, the operations and fundraising capacity of Singapore Children’s Society were both hard-hit.

Thanks to the generosity of organisations that include research and advisory company Gartner, we were able to remain financially sound, and the operations of our 12 service centres received a much-needed shot in the arm.
In the midst of 2020’s pandemic, Gartner initiated a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) partnership that saw it contribute the Jobs Support Scheme funding it received from the government to the Society. In the spirit of giving back, the company also went beyond financial support, with staff engagement and upcoming volunteering initiatives providing much needed helping hands.

For their contributions and benevolence, Singapore Children’s Society is honoured to bestow the distinguished Gopal Haridas Award to Gartner Advisory (Singapore) Pte Ltd. This award is given to individuals or organisations that have donated at least $350,000, or helped raise at least $500,000 for the Society.

Ms Denise Khoo (left), a representative of Gartner Advisory, receiving the Gopal Haridas Award 2021

Founded in 1979, Gartner has, over the years, expanded beyond its flagship technology research to provide senior leaders across enterprises with the indispensable business insights, advice and tools they need to achieve their mission-critical priorities and build the organisations of tomorrow.

Thank you to the Gartner team for helping the Society secure the futures of children, youth and families-in-need.

As a charity that is largely self-funded, we rely heavily on the strong support from like-minded organisations to sustain our work. Companies that are keen to explore a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) partnership with Singapore Children’s Society can reach out to us at

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