The Silver Ball Charity Auction and Gala 2021



The Silver Ball Charity Auction 2021 has ended.

Thank you for your generous contribution towards The Silver Ball Charity Auction & Gala, in benefit of the Hua Mei Centre for Successful Ageing, supported by the Tsao Foundation.

Your gift will go towards the Centre’s health and social services, which provide the underserved elders in Singapore with much needed medical, health and psychosocial care, as well as to bring some cheer to their lives.

We hope The Silver Ball has brought joy and delight to you at your end.

Our heartfelt, best wishes to you and your family, and a blessed 2022 ahead.

On behalf of all of us at The Silver Ball committee,


Anne Kim So Min
Founder and CEO, Academy Prêt
Chairwoman, The Silver Ball Committee
Dr. Mary Ann Tsao
Chairperson, Tsao Foundation




“More than ever, our gym-based fitness and physiotherapy programmes are essential to enable our seniors to build strength and keep moving – to heal and keep physical disability and loss of independence at bay. Sadly, some seniors have stopped coming to our day centre due to financial challenges resulting from the pandemic.”
- Don Tan, Senior Social Worker and Programme Manager, Hua Mei Elder-centred Programme of Integrated Comprehensive Care

“More family members and caregivers are experiencing fatigue, anxiety, and emotional stress during this period. Our home visits to homebound older persons with poor financial and social support bring back stories of retrenchment or loss of income. We also strive to ensure the wellbeing of family members and caregivers as they are key partners in the seniors’ overall health management.”
- Jasmine Wong, Senior Social Worker and Manager, Hua Mei Mobile Clinic

“In tough times, frail and at-risk older persons rely even more on our nurses and social workers to connect them to the right service at the right price and time. Our multi-disciplinary teams are here for them, ensuring their care plans are sustainable within community and can optimise their health and wellbeing.”
-Yong Leong Ying, Senior Manager, Hua Mei Community Care Management Services



About the Silver Ball Charity Auction 2021

Following another year of uncertainty and increased need, we are appealing to your generosity again to close out 2021 purposefully with a gift to benefit the elders under our care.

The Silver Ball Charity Auction is held in benefit of Hua Mei Centre's clinical services. These health and social care services benefit the underserved elders in Singapore, who not only are in the most vulnerable category of the COVID-19 pandemic due to their age and pre-existing conditions, but are also experiencing physical and mental deterioration as their routine medical and psycho-social healthcare and social care needs are disrupted.

All donations are tax-exempt in Singapore as the Tsao Foundation is a Singapore-registered charity with an Institution of a Public Character (IPC) status.

Our online charity auction starts 15 November at 9am, with bids closing on 26 November at 12noon.

Here is a sneak peek of the selected entries that made it into our auction catalogue this year. Thank you for donating generously.

How you can help
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Gala Dinner

Iggy's goes POP! A Dinner Celebrating Everything Pop Culture

From Warhol and Marilyn to Britney, from Canto-Pop to J-Pop & K-Pop, and all things that go POP! Come dressed (or not) as your favourite pop icon for a spirited evening of interactive and taste-tingling moments. This sumptuous dining experience by Iggy's creative team is inspired by all things POP. Gala dinners will be held on Tue and Wed, 18 and 19 Jan 2022. Tables for 5 with donations of $7,500 and $10,000.

581 Orchard Road, Level 3, Hilton Hotel, Singapore 238883


Soulful Seafood by Cloud Nine X Angie’s Oyster Bar & Grill

Chef David Low collaborates with this longstanding oyster bar at its new tropical-chic venue. Set in a warm, comforting, minimalist-industrial space with greenery, usher in 2022 with a burst of fresh sea flavour in Chef Low’s specially curated seafood plates.

Gala dinners will be held on Mon, 10 Jan and Tue, 11 Jan 2022. Tables for 4 with donations of $2,000 and $3,000 (with wine pairing).

313A Outram Road, Level 2, Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169073


Nourish Your Gratitude at Nouri with Family & Friends

Chef Ivan Brehm welcomes you to savour an innovative crossroads gastronomic experience, celebrating the ways in which food cultures around the world intersect. As 2021 draws to a close, and to welcome the new year, partake in Chef Ivan’s expression of gratitude in the exclusively curated menu for The Silver Ball Gala Dinner.

Gala dinners will be held on Sun, 5 Dec and Sat, 11 Dec 2021. Tables for 4 with donations of $6,000 and $8,000.

72 Amoy Street, Singapore 069891


Disclaimer: Please note that the above dining experiences are subject to prevailing Covid-19 safe management measures.




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Frequently Asked Questions

How to Place a Bid

  1. You may view the full list of auction items on the ‘Auction’ page. Tap on the item you want to bid on. If you have not registered an account, you are required to do so before placing a bid.
  2. You will be asked to provide your full name, email address and mobile number. The winning bidder will be contacted by email. By placing a bid you are entering into a binding agreement to purchase the auction item(s) at the offered price. You agree to pay the full amount of your bid within 5 business days if, upon completion of the auction, you have the highest bid. You may not, under any circumstances, amend, retract or revoke your bid.
  3. All images shown are for illustration purposes only and may not be an exact representation of the product. All information of the auction items is provided in good faith, however we make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness of any information on the site.
  4. Winning bids will be determined when the silent auction ends at 12:00 noon (GMT+8:00) on Friday, 26 November 2021. The highest bid at the end of the silent auction will be deemed to be the winner.
  5. In case of any disputes relating to bidding during or after the auction, all final decisions will be at the sole discretion of the organiser.
  6. All sales are final. There will be no exchanges or refunds.


Payment for Successful Bids

You will be sent an email notification with payment details if you have won an item on Friday, 26 November 2021. Payment must be made in full to Tsao Foundation within 5 business days, by 3 December 2021. Tsao Foundation accepts credit card via, bank transfer, PayNow or cheque payment (subject to cleared funds). All bank charges for overseas bidders must be paid by remitter.

Following your payment, please email full name (as per NRIC/FIN/ACRA), NRIC number/FIN/UEN, payment mode, item purchased, the amount and date of payment, together with a screenshot of the transaction (if applicable) to Jasmine Lim at in order to verify your payment.


Tax Deductibility

For Auction Items: Tax deduction benefit of 250% is only applicable to the difference between the final bid price and the estimated market value of the item being auctioned, on the condition that the final bid price is higher than the estimated market value. Overseas bidders do not enjoy tax exemption.

For Outright Cash Donations: Tax deduction benefit of 250% is applicable to the full amount of cash donations made by Singapore tax residents. Overseas donors do not enjoy tax exemption.

Tax deductions for eligible donors and qualifying donations will be automatically reflected in your tax assessments based on the information (eg donor’s name, date and amount of donation) furnished to IRAS by Tsao Foundation.  All individuals and businesses are required to provide their identification number (eg NRIC/FIN/UEN) in order to be given tax deductions on the eligible donations.

All tax deduction receipts and non-tax deduction receipts will only be issued upon request. Please email to should you require a receipt.


Other Terms

All auction items and experiences have been kindly donated by our sponsors and partners and as such, respective terms and conditions apply as stipulated by the item sponsor and partner.

The organiser bears no responsibilities, warranties or liabilities. The organiser cannot be held responsible or is liable for any risks or hazards associated with the auction items, events and experiences.

The auction shall be subject to, governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Singapore for every purpose.


Personal Data Consent

As a bidder and/or buyer, you give consent to Tsao Foundation collecting and using your information for the purposes of administrating and participating for this campaign as well as for submission to IRAS for tax deductible donation.


How do I know if I have been outbid?

You will be sent an SMS notification if you have been outbid.


When does the auction close?

Silent auction begins at 9:00 AM (GMT+8:00) on Monday, 15 November 2021 and ends at 12:00 noon (GMT+8:00) on Friday, 26 November 2021. There is also a countdown clock on the ‘Auction’ page showing how long is left until the auction closes.


Who should I contact if I have further questions?

For questions about the auction, gala dinner sales or making a donation, please contact Jasmine Lim at or 8461 0532.