The Distinguished Universities Alumni League (DUAL) is a local umbrella organization comprising members from 20 university alumni clubs.
DUAL is a non-profit, umbrella organization and aims to encourage knowledge exchange, strengthen relationships and promote community service amongst its member clubs. DUAL strives to fulfill its objectives through the annual DUAL Ball, the DUAL Development & Skillbase Initiatives and regular inter-alumni events such as the DUAL Drinks, Thanksgiving/Holiday Dinners, business related talks and seminars by professors of various universities.
DUAL has held annual charity balls raising funds for Club Rainbow, Touch Community Services, MINDS, CARE, and True Hearts Connection. The annual DUAL Ball has been the highlight of its social calendar. It is a fund raising and social platform for alumni and friends of DUAL. The goals are to encourage social giving and at the same time provide networking and interaction opportunities among members of DUAL clubs. DUAL Ball also spearheads alumni community service efforts for its designated charity. In lieu of the annual DUAL Ball for the past few years, DUAL has presented a charity concert in support of its beneficiary, the Canossian School, as well as has raised funds through the popular Thanksgiving/Holiday Dinner for other charities.
The DUAL Development & Skillbase Initiative (DUAL DS) disseminates to alumni members information in the public domain on skills-based volunteer opportunities in Singapore and in the region. Its goal is to foster active citizenry among alumni to contribute skills towards development and regional peace for the benefit of society. DUAL DS in collaboration with SMU has launched a very successful DUAL-SMU Technology and World Change Competition in 2004.