Happy Ever After

Prestige (Singapore) - - VIP -

How’s this for a good day’s work? In just an hour, model, en­tre­pre­neur and phi­lan­thropist Pe­tra Nem­cova has man­aged to coax a room­ful of guests at the ver­dant Alkaff Man­sion to part with more than US$100,000. With their do­na­tions — out­right and through the auc­tion of items con­trib­uted by the likes of watch and jew­ellery-maker Chopard — Nem­cova’s New York-based Happy Hearts Fund (HHF), the char­ity she founded in 2005, will be able to build three ex­tra schools for chil­dren in re­gions hit by nat­u­ral dis­as­ters. Or­gan­ised by HHF In­done­sia, the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s first over­seas chap­ter, the evening fundraiser brought to­gether board mem­bers (one of whom is Pres­tige In­done­sia pub­lisher Ron­ald Liem) and guests, who having heard Nem­cova’s anec­do­tal ex­pe­ri­ences of work­ing with dis­ad­van­tage com­mu­ni­ties, will hope­fully go on to spread the rip­ple of so­cial im­pact.

FANTY SOENARDY AND WENDY POH PHILIP AND SHARON HENG JES­SICA SCHWARZE, AGNES TJANDRANEGARA AND CHARMIE HAMAMI JESSIE HO-THONG, RINI DWIYANTI AND MADELEINE LER RICHIE MASRIN AND SO YOUNG LEE

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