Stories of Giving

GT-METRO FOUNDATION DONATES MORE SCHOLARSHIPS TO ATENEO

GT- Metro Foundation (GMTF), the family foundation of Metrobank Founder and Group Chairman Dr. George SK Ty, and the Ateneo de Manila University yesterday signed a Memorandum of Agreement giving scholarships to deserving Management Engineering students.

 

The MOA was signed by GMTF Executive Director Chito Sobrepena and Ateneo de Manila University President Fr Jett Villarin SJ.

 

Witnessing the signing were Rudy Ang, Acting Vice President for the Loyola Schools, Hector Guballa, Assistant Vice President of the Office of University Development, Dr Jumela Sarmiento, Director of the Office of Admission and Aid (OAA), Jolly Morata, OAA Assistant to the Director for Scholarships, Joyce Talag, Senior Program officer of GT Metro Foundation, and Cristine Bengson, Program Assistant of GT Metro Foundation.  

 

GTMF is providing scholarships to 2 deserving Management Engineering students. The Metrobank Foundation has been giving scholarships to deserving Ateneo students since 1997. It also focuses more on health and environment projects.



SAMSUNG ADOPTS SEVEN SCHOLARS
Technology giant Samsung Electronics Corporation is taking a critical initiative in education by providing 7 full scholarships to exemplary Ateneans.

The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the partnership of Ateneo and Samsung was signed recently by Fr Jett Villarin SJ, President of the Ateneo de Manila University and Chung Lyong Lee, President of  Samsung Electronic Philippines Corp.

Through the “Samsung Liyab Scholarship Program,” Samsung agrees to finance the education of 7 Ateneans -- Kathryn Mapacpac, Anna Melgar, April Guevarra, Alexandra Anigan, Kim Vidal, Sergius Santos, and Rendell Sanchez.

Mary Anne Felipe, Head of Human Resources and General Affairs at Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation, said that Samsung advocates education as a foundation of a bright future.

“The entire Samsung community believes that by providing educational aid to our people, we can help them create their future. Our vision also in Samsung is “Inspire the World, Create the Future” and that’s the reason why we would want to invest in this partnership. We chose Ateneo because we believe that Ateneo is one of the best educational institutions in the country,” Felipe said.

She added, “We sincerely hope that in inspiring you to create your bright future, you will also, someday, inspire other people.”



 

 



Graduation Practice Scholarship Campaign 2013
Last March 18 to 20, the 2013 graduates of the Grade School, High School, and Loyola Schools of the Ateneo de Manila University rehearsed for their much-awaited commencement exercises in the High School Covered Courts. The Office of University Development and Alumni Relations (OUDAR) took this opportunity to remind the new alumni and alumnae about the Ignatian pedagogy and their responsibility to turn this into reality. OUDAR showed a 3-minute video clip on how small giving, but many, can make a big contribution to the lives of others. Inspired by the brief presentation, the batch of 2013 enthusiastically participated in the fund raising effort to increase the Ateneo Sesquicentennial Scholarship Fund that aims to escalate the number of scholars in the Loyola Schools to an ambitiousbut reachable 20% of the total Loyola Schools population.

The fundraising activity was such a gracious success. 51% of the 3,034 total graduating population from three academic units donated. This is the highest ratio of giving among the graduating classes of 2013, 2012, and 2011.



The Jaime V. Ongpin IBG Fund
The Jaime V. Ongpin Institute for Business and Government Fund was established in 1988 by friends and associates of Mr. Jaime V. Ongpin to provide funding for the Jaime V. Ongpin Institute for Business and Government [JVO IBG] at the Ateneo de Manila University. The aim of the Institute was to create an environment by which men and women of goodwill, dedication, and competence, can find encouragement and support in their service of the nation. Donations from friends, associates, and contributions from the Philippines and other parts of the world, funded the Institute.
 
In 1989, the Jaime V Ongpin Foundation Washington, DC Chapter held a fundraising to support the activities of the JVO IBG. Washington-based alumnus Atty Ramon P Paterno, GS58/HS62/AB History and Government 1966, and his wife Isabelita Paterno recently visited the Ateneo de Manila University to hand over the proceeds then. Administrators of the University led by Father President Jose Ramon T Villarin SJ received Atty and Mrs Paterno at the Boardroom on February 8 2013. Present at the handover was Mrs Maria Isabel G Ongpin. The proceeds will join the JVO Institute for Business and Government Fund.
 
In 1996, the JVO IBG Fund was transferred by the JVO IBG to the Ateneo Scholarship Foundation, Inc. for the activities of the Ateneo School of Government. The use of the funds were guided by a Memorandum of Agreement signed between the JVO IBG Board represented by Atty. Bienvenido A. Tan Jr. and the Ateneo de Manila University represented by Fr. Bienvenido F. Nebres, S.J., President.
 
Today, the JVO IBG Fund supports the Ateneo School of Government’s Jaime V. Ongpin Executive Education Program for capacity building for local governments, the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (est. 1989) Jaime V. Ongpin Awards for Excellence in Journalism to promote “best practice” in investigative journalism and explanatory reporting, and the Jaime V. Ongpin Annual Memorial Lecture on Public Service in Business and Government (est 2001).

​Atty Ramon P Paterno and Isabelita Paterno with Maria Isabel G Ongpin and administrators of the Ateneo de Manila University during a handover to the University on Feb 8 2013 of fundraising proceeds from the JVO Foundation Washington, DC Chapter. Photo shows from L-R Atty Jaime G Hofileña, Mrs Ongpin, Mon Paterno, Fr Jose Ramon T Villarin SJ, Belit Paterno, Victoria CE Sison, and Romeo A Dalandan Jr.

Atty Ramon P Paterno and Isabelita Paterno with Maria Isabel G Ongpin and administrators of the Ateneo de Manila University during a handover to the University on Feb 8 2013 of fundraising proceeds from the JVO Foundation Washington, DC Chapter. Photo shows from L-R Atty Jaime G Hofileña, Mrs Ongpin, Mon Paterno, Fr Jose Ramon T Villarin SJ, Belit Paterno, (Ria is excluded here) and Romeo A Dalandan Jr.
Atty Jaime G Hofileña, Vice President for Social Development in banter with Maria Isabel G Ongpin.

Atty Ramon P Paterno (third from left) with his wife Isabelita (second from left) hands over a check to Ateneo de Manila University President Jose Ramon T Villarin SJ, third from right, containing proceeds from a fundraising by the JVO Foundation Washington, DC Chapter. With them on February 8 2013 at the University Boardroom are L-R, Romeo A Dalandan Jr., Director for Alumni Relations; Maria Isabel G Ongpin (second from right); and Atty Jaime G Hofileña, Vice President for Social Development.

   

 



NAMING RIGHTS PROECT FOR THE UNIVERSITY DORM

 

The Board of Trustees of the Ateneo Scholarship Foundation, Inc. (ASF) handed a check amounting to P18,200,709.17 to Fr. Ramon "Jett" Villarin, SJ, President of the Ateneo de Manila University, last September 18, 2012 in simple turnover rites for the funds raised from the Naming Rights Project for the New University Dormitory. Shown in the picture are from left: Jose "Joe" Santos, Mon Paterno, Fr. Nemesio Que (behind), Atty. Ferdie Zuniga, Tito Santos, Debbie Tan, Fr. Ramon "Jett" Villarin, Hector O. Tagaysay (Chairman of the ASF Board of Trustees), Dr. Jumela Sarmiento, Victor Lim, Jr., Honorio Poblador, and Jess de la Fuente. (ASF Website)