As Eurokars Group drives luxury experiences and continues expansion in the region, we are also committed to giving back to society. Other than being an accomplished and celebrated business leader, Executive Chairman Mr Karsono Kwee is also a philanthropist, espousing values such as nurturing relationships and investing in the community.
As the largest privately-owned car distributorship in Singapore, Eurokars Group firmly believes in the power of automobiles in enhancing the lives of people and empowering them to fulfil their aspirations and meet their needs and requirements.
The Group donated a transporter to the Singapore Red Cross in 2021. The vehicle, which was modified for wheelchair access, enables elderly and disabled beneficiaries to travel to healthcare service providers and day activity centres.
In 2020, Eurokars Group became the first automotive company and private sector corporate entity in Singapore to donate an ambulance to Tan Tock Seng Hospital and National Centre for Infectious Diseases amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The fully equipped ambulance provides vital aid and boosts the transfer of patients within and outside the hospital campus.
SPD received a vehicle modified for wheelchair access in 2017 to facilitate day-to-day operational activities including therapy and rehabilitation sessions.
Eurokars Group is a strong supporter and advocate of education. The Group believes that education is the vital key that unlocks opportunities in life and opens the doors to a bright future and promising career path.
In 2020, Eurokars Group donated $200,000 to the S R Nathan School of Human Development at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. The endowment fund provides financial support to part-time students from the Bachelor of Social Work programme. The Group became the first automotive company in Singapore to establish an endowed scholarship at the Singapore Management University in 2017. The $250,000 contribution provides financial assistance to undergraduates pursuing academic excellence. Both donations are complemented by matching grants from the Singapore Government.
Since its incorporation, Eurokars Group has supported a wide range of charitable and not-for-profit organisations and causes. We are pleased to have supported The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, Team SportCares , Children’s Charity Association, MILK Fund and the President’s Challenge. Under the leadership of Mr Karsono Kwee, Eurokars Group will continue a tradition of corporate social responsibility and philanthropy.
Conferment of the Public Service Medal (PBM) on Mr Karsono Kwee, Executive Chairman of Eurokars Group
Mr Karsono Kwee receiving the Public Service Medal (PBM) from President Halimah Yacob
Mr Karsono Kwee was conferred the Public Service Medal (PBM) as part of the 2017 Singapore National Day Awards by Her Excellency, the President of the Republic of Singapore, Madam Halimah Yacob.
Established by the Singapore Government in 1973, the Public Service Medal is awarded to any person who has rendered commendable public service in Singapore or for his or her achievement in the field of arts and letters, sports, the sciences, business, the professions and the labour movement.
This special achievement recognises Mr Kwee’s long-standing and steadfast contribution to Singapore society, as well as his tireless efforts to develop and lead an organisation that makes a positive and tangible impact on the community.
The Community Partnership Excellence Award
From left to right: Mr Chan Chun Sing, then Minister, Prime Minister’s Office and Deputy Chairman of People’s Association, Mr Karsono Kwee, and Mr Ang Hak Seng, BBM, then Chief Executive Director, People’s Association
With social responsibility and public value at the core of its vision and social mission, Eurokars Group conscientiously supports community projects which have a positive and enriching impact on the community that it serves and operates in.
For its efforts in building social capital and contributing to the community, Eurokars Group received the Community Partnership Excellence Award of the People’s Association Community Spirit Awards 2016.
Mr Karsono Kwee, Executive Chairman of Eurokars Group, received the award from Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office and Deputy Chairman of People’s Association, at the presentation ceremony that was held on 19 October 2016 at the People’s Association Headquarters Auditorium.