In recognition of a significant gift from the Estate of Khoo Teck Puat to Duke-NUS, the beautiful facility at the Outram campus in which the School is housed is named the Khoo Teck Puat building.
“My late father was a visionary and pioneering business leader in banking, hotel and property, and in his later years devoted himself to philanthropic work and championed community values that centred on education, healthcare and medical research. He believed passionately that advances in these areas will make a real and substantial difference to the lives of people in Singapore and around the world. We hope to support Singapore’s biomedical sciences and to build a world-class healthcare system in Singapore. The trustees hope to develop future leaders of medicine and enhance Duke-NUS’ research programmes and help improve the clinical care which will benefit patients and society.” - Ms Mavis Khoo, daughter of the late Tan Sri Khoo Teck Puat and Trustee of his Estate.
Ms Mavis Khoo chairs the Goodwood Group of Hotels and is a board member of the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Yishun.
The Khoo Teck Puat Foundation was started in 1981 with $20 million and together with the Estate of Khoo Teck Puat, has given more than S$360 million to charity in the past decade. In 2007, the Estate of Khoo Teck Puat, made a generous gift of S$80 million to the Duke-NUS Medical School to grow the School’s biomedical research initiatives in January 2017. At that time, the gift was the largest single donation ever made by the Estate.