“‘The ONE Ball . . . Making a Difference’ is a key event for ONE (SINGAPORE),” explains the society’s president, Vernetta Lopez, “because it will enable us to professionalise our organisation and put us on the path towards having a home.”
“We’ve accomplished a lot with very limited resources,” says ONE (SINGAPORE) co-founder Michael Switow. “But it’s not sustainable to rely entirely on volunteers and the goodwill of others.”
ONE (SINGAPORE) took a first step towards creating a professional secretariat, when it hired a full-time staff member in 2011. Now, the organisation aims to have sufficient resources to maintain a support team of two to three people, as well as an office to base its operations.
“‘The ONE Ball Making a Difference’ will become an annual event, both to finance ONE (SINGAPORE), but also to remind our supporters of the ways in which each and every one of us can contribute to the community and make a difference in people’s lives,” says ONE (SINGAPORE) Executive Committee member Nichol Ng.
Tickets for the event are on sale for S$250 per person or S$2500 per table. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, please contact Nichol Ng at firstname.lastname@example.org.