S$20mil donated to NTU's Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

The Toh Kian Chui Foundation has donated 20 million dollars to the Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine).

With matching funds from the Singapore government, the total endowment for LKCMedicine - a partnership between NTU and Imperial College London - may go up to 50 million dollars.

NTU says the gift will go towards setting up an endowment to fund, in perpetuity, a Distinguished Professorship, a Gold Medal student award, scholarships, research and education.

NTU adds the upcoming three-storey Annex at LKCMedicine's headquarters building at 11 Mandalay will be named after Mr Toh Kian Chui, a respected philanthropist and well-known businessman in the construction industry.

To be completed by mid-2013, the glass building will house a variety of teaching and learning facilities