Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) students will benefit from an estimated S$500,000 legacy gift from Mr Kenneth Kam – a Forex trader, author and entrepreneur, who has been through hard times, and now wants to pay it forward.
Mr Kam is the first-ever donor to pledge a legacy gift to Duke-NUS, that will be used to establish the Endowed Kenneth Kam Scholarship.
His generous gift will provide merit-based scholarships to Duke-NUS students to support their studies so that they can serve the community as clinicians and leaders of tomorrow.
In the course of his life, Mr Kam has faced financial and personal struggles. After failing to complete his polytechnic diploma course, he worked in commodities, insurance and then marketing. Despite his early career success, he found himself without a job when the SARS outbreak struck.
At this crossroad, Mr Kam decided to trade in foreign exchange, a major turning point in his life that also spurred him to become a philanthropist. In addition to his legacy gift, Mr Kam has also donated S$75,000 to establish the Endowed Kenneth Kam Outstanding Community Service Leadership Award to financially assist up to three students, annually, who display outstanding community service leadership qualities.
“It is rewarding to give back to society,” shared Mr Kam. “I’m interested in helping medical students, because they will go on to help other people in need through medicine.”
The impact of a gift to our students will be felt by the patients they treat and the research they will do.
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