The Social Gifting team has been working tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of many. We are committed to bringing smiles to the faces of those who need it most by providing them with essential resources and support. Our team consists of the most dedicated and passionate individuals who work tirelessly day and night to bring the best possible service to our beneficiaries. With your help, we can continue making a positive impact on countless lives.

Dr. Kelvin Tan (Honorary Mentor)

Dr. Kelvin Tan is passionate to mentor aspiring entreprepreneurs and empower them to realise their full potentials.

He has opened many doors for Social Gifting such as Ageing Asia Conference, SingPost Re:Post Upcycling Initiative, OCBC Graduate Talent Project Innovate, Chingay and many more.

Join Dr. Kelvin Tan to make the world a better place with more empowerment.

Bryan Long (HONORARY MENTOR)

Bryan Long is the founder of Unaverage, the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Singapore University of Social Sciences and a Fellow at the Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise (raiSE).

Bryan has mentored more than 300 hundreds startups and taught Lean Startup to employees and students across ASEAN, Bangladesh and India.

Join Bryan to make a difference to empower the disadvantage community.

Russ Neu (Honorary Mentor)

Russ Neu is the Founder and CEO of Social Collider, an aggregator of resources for social enterprises and impact organisations.

Beside being appointed as the Sociopreneur-in-Residence at Singapore University of Social Sciences, Russ was also appointed as Visiting Professor under the Innovation for Impact Partnership, an initiative under UNDP.

Join Russ in his mission to bring high value connections within the social sector.

Jennifer Lim (Student Volunteer Development Coach)

Jennifer's mission is to live by example in her life to inspire and transform dreams that matter into reality.


With a Professional Certified Coach with International Coaching Federation, she wants to use her coaching and training skills to add more value to social enterprise. She believes that when social enterprise fulfills their mission, they will in return, make a more significant impact for their chosen beneficiary.

Ernest Lee (Student Volunteer Development Coach)

Ernest has a real passion and energy for people.

Armed with the skill sets he picked up as an IHRP-SP certified professional, he had partnered teams and individuals to grow, develop and perform through his career of more than 20 years in Human Resources.

With both experiences with the Singapore Government and Global Corporates, he hopes to be able to give even more of himself in service of communities.

He finds it exceptionally rewarding to support leaders in the making get even better at what they do, paying it forward as they grow to be exceptional.

ANNABELLE KHOO (Wellbeing Advocate)

A supervised Psychotherapist-in-training, Annabelle is a fervent advocate of mental health and community empowerment.

Preceding her transition into the field of Psychotherapy, Annabelle earned a Bachelor's degree and a Master of Arts (Research) in History. Her scholarly inquiries cultivated an acute awareness of the ramifications of sociocultural norms and practices on individual and communal wellbeing, and the multi-dimensional impacts of trauma.

Recognising the indispensable role of Psychology in comprehending both individual psyches and broader social dynamics, Annabelle acquired her Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling, and Professional Diploma in Psychotherapy following the completion of her Master’s degree.

Annabelle is committed to expanding her intellectual horizons to enhance her ability to better empower the community.

Valen Tan Husistein (Chief empowerment officer)

Inspired by her 3 children, Valen decided to pursue a career in the Social Service Sector. In 2015, she left the private sector and took up a Fundraising role in the Social Service Sector and organised events such as live telecast TV Charity Show, Flag Days, Charity Swim & more.

In 2017, to develop a stronger theoretical foundation of the sector, she decided to pursue a degree in Social Work at Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and graduated in 2021. With the support of SUSS, she started Social Gifting to provide meaningful activities / passive income to people who are unable to leave home due to caregiving duties or physical constraints.

Come join her mission to empower the less fortunate to build on their strengths and enable them to live an enriching life with dignity.

Duygu Sahin (Chief Marketing Officer)

Duygu is originally from Turkey, studied Chemical Engineering as a bachelor degree and pursued her MBA from Seoul National University. Before beginning her current position at Social Gifting she worked for one of the international advertising companies in Dubai. After 7 years of expat life in Dubai she moved to Singapore with her son and husband.

Duygu was always eager to contribute to a positive change whether in a personal or professional level, that’s why she is very grateful for having the opportunity to use her expertise to support the mission of Social Gifting.

PHYLLIS TAN (SENIOR MARKETING AND PARTNERSHIP MANAGER)

Skilled in fundraising and engagement, corporate social responsibility, as well as marketing and communications, Phyllis works closely with partners from different sectors to plan and implement campaigns with the objective of channeling more resources towards the social service sector.

In addition, Phyllis is also an avid volunteer who enjoys interacting with seniors in need of support.

CATHERINE YEO (SALES & LOGISTICS LEAD)

Catherine decided to take bold steps to return to the workforce after providing a few years of caregiving duties to her family.

She hopes to join Social Gifting to provide meaningful work to the underprivileged and help them find meaning in life.

She is the go-to person when we need back-end support and helps to ensure all orders are delivered smoothly.

Gabrielle Chua (Logistics & Craft Trainer)

As an aspiring social worker, Gabrielle is always ready and eager to reach out to those who need help. With her knowledge and experience, she hopes to be able to make a positive impact in the lives of vulnerable groups in society.

Eden Seet (Marketing & Logistics Intern)

As a recent secondary school graduate, Eden is hopeful to make a positive impact in her community. Apart from that, she is also eager to translate her passion for helping others into action.

Eden is ready to contribute to meaningful projects that support those in need. Through her dedication and willingness to learn, she aims to make a tangible difference to the lives of others while gaining valuable experience for her future endeavours.

Social Gifters

SOCIAL GIFTERS (CE10) - SUSS & SMU

March - September 2024

Led by Min Hui, Serafina and Ching Yi

(Names from top to bottom, left to right)

First Row (Co - Leaders): Ching Yi, Min Hui, Serafina

Second Row (Logistics): Yarui, Gaby, Aqilah

Third Row (Volunteer Management): Camille, Cheska, Louis, Teresa

Fourth Row (Sales and Biz Dev): Clara, Elysia, Gwyneth, You Ning

Fifth Row (Marketing): Rana, Hui Ying, Celeste, Ethan, Jonathan

Sixth Row (Finance): Ashley, Kang Wen, Keane, Lyn, Ming Qi

Social Gifters (CE9) - SUSS & SMU

June 2023 to February 2024

Capstone Project: SIA x TP Upcycling Project


Led by Geanette and Carissa

(Names from top to bottom, left to right)

First Row (Co - Leaders): Geanette, Carissa

Second Row (Finance): Claire, Salah, Zu Yuan

Third Row (Logistics): Shao Liang, Winnie, Joelle, Mon Khant

Fourth Row (Sales & Business Development): Anthea, Hazeline, Shi Min, Hazel

Fifth Row (Volunteer Management): Gabrielle, Annabelle, Serafina, Khalil
Jelany

Sixth Row (Marketing): Si Jia, Cherlene, Nandani, Wen Yu, Bella

Social Gifters (CE8)

January to June 2023

Capstone Project: SUSS-NUNCHI Marine Age Well Programme

Led by Jie Hui and Marcus

(Names from top to bottom, left to right)

First Row (Co-Leaders): Jie Hui , Marcus

Second Row (Logistics): Jason, Emilia, Jolyn, Husnani

Third Row (Finance): Raihan, Joseph, Daphne, Kae Jian

Fourth Row (Sales & Business Development): Lucas, Hui Yu, Kishen, Xin Yu, Zandra

Fifth Row (Marketing): Jerome, Zhi Yan, Qian Wen, Crystal, Athena, Callie

Sixth Row (Volunteer Management): Hayes, Edward, Sammi, Celine, Xin Ying, Li Ling

Social Gifters (CE7)

June to December 2022

Capstone Project: NLB Build-Your-Own Workshop

Led by Kristal & Sruthi

(Names from top to bottom, left to right)

First Row: Sruthi (Co-Leader), Kristal (Co-Leader)

Second Row: Mattias, Charlotte, Stefanie, Su Theng (Finance), Ying Shuen, Elyn (Marketing)

Third Row: Maranda, Odelia, Chen Sin (Marketing), Song Yin, Wei Fen, Elize (Logistics)

Fourth Row: Hasidie, Janyse (Logistics), Gita, Jackson, Wendi, Irfan (Volunteer Management)

Fifth Row: Carissa (Volunteer Management), Lionel, Nicole, Aarti, Alicia, Heng Wei (Sales & Business Development)

Social Gifters (CE6)

December 2021 to June 2022

Capstone Project: Impact Festival 2022

Led by Dexter & En Ying

(Names from top to bottom, left to right)

First Row: Dexter (Co-Leader), En Ying (Co-Leader), Kristle, Ci En, Sheryl, Zhi Xiu (Volunteer Management)

Second Row: Jia Wen, Athena, Ryan, Cherie (Finance), Cen Min (Sales & Business Development)

Third Row: Wilson, Fang Ru, Ivy, ZiQun (Sales & Business Development), Gabrielle, Charmaine, Chang Jing (Logistics)

Fourth Row: Say Guan, Jun Wei (Logistics), Adilah, Meagan, Ovini, Petrina, Xin Ying (Marketing)

Social Gifters (CE5)

June to December 2021

Capstone Project: SingPost Re:post Uncycling Initiative

Led by YiZhen & Juana

(Names from top to bottom, left to right)

First row: Juana (Co-leader), Yi Zhen (Co-leader), Rachel, Natalie (Volunteer Management)

Second row: Joanna, Felicia (Volunteer Management), Eugena, Carina, Lei Feng, Paul (Finance)

Third row: Ephraim, Michelle, Abigail, Benedict (Sales & Biz Development), Jia Wen, Ze Ying (Logistics)

Forth row: Coco, Mitchell (Logistics), Dylan, Ling Ling, Jing Xuan, Liz (Marketing)

Social Gifters (CE4)

December 2020 to June 2021
Capstone Project: Social Gifting Corporate Video

Led by AnnaAngel

(Names from top to bottom, left to right)

First row: Anna (Leader), Angel (Co-leader)

Second row: Gabriel, Pamela, Su Min, Zyron,(Biz Development), Timothy (Finance)

Third row: Valencia, Yun Hui (Finance), Esther, Grace, Chloe (Marketing)

Forth row: Rachel (Marketing), Carrie, Jona, Lin Hui, Yi Xian (Volunteer Management)

Fifth row: Jason, Jayna, Mayfanny, Shannon, Zixin (Sales & Logistics)

Social Gifters (CE3)

June to December 2020

Led by Yasmin & Adela

(Names from top to bottom, left to right)

First row: Yasmin (Leader), Denise, Jaclyn, Megan (Sales & Logistics)

Second row: Adela (Leader), Rosini, Darlene, Krithikah (Biz Development)

Third row: Kuan Lian (Finance), Dion, Shaun, Yan Ru (Marketing)

Forth row: Izzatie (Finance), Clarrisa, Melanie, Jing Ning (Volunteer Management)

Students Mentors:  Shawn Tan, Leonard Soh, Ayden Lin, Lee Ping Swen

Social Gifters (CE2)

January to June 2020

Led by Ayden Lin Hui & Angel Lone

(Names from back to front, left to right)

Third row: Ying Rui (Finance), Aaron (Biz Dev), Ayden (Leader)
Second row: Henni (Sales & Log), Wan Zhen (Biz Dev),
Kelly (Biz Dev), Hannah (Volunteer Mgt), Kusala (Biz Dev I/C), Evelyn (Marketing), Lee Ting (Finance), Angel (Co-leader)

First row: Jolyn (Sales & Log I/C), Pearlyn (Sales and Log), Karen (Volunteer Mgt), Qai (Marketing I/C),
Kai Ting (Marketing), Olivia (Marketing), Elaine (Finance I/C), Hanisah (Volunteer Mgt), Hui Sing (Volunteer Mgt I/C)

Not in photo: Lan Juan (Finance), Hui Eng (Sales and Log)

Social Gifters (CE1)

August to November 2019

Led by Shawn & Loysius

(Names from back to front, left to right)

Leader: Shawn Tan

Co-leader: Loysius Lai 

Logistic I/C: Leonard Soh

Finance Specialist #1: Goh Jun Xiong

Sales I/C: Stephanie Lim

Marketing I/C #1: Lee Ping Swen

Marketing I/C #2: Sheryl Leong 

Finance Specialist #2: Nur Iffah Liyana

Lee Ping Swen
(Honourary Founding Member)

August 2019 to June 2021

With prior knowledge of Social Enterprise from her polytechnic education, Ping Swen grew interest for Social Gifting during her community engagement as she witnessed how elderly were empowered through the crafting program.

Ping has contributed to Social Gifting by developing B2B segment and through that, she has successfully brought in our biggest sales of 9,000 felt pouches.

We would like to thank her for her contributions to Social Gifting and for guiding the SUSS Social Gifters to continue doing good for the community.