MEMORIES MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The Gift that will Continue Giving
New York City: The University of the Philippines Alumni Association NY Chapter announces its successful signature project, once again, their 3rd book: Memories of UP Alumni and Friends United. This collection of life stories turned into an art-designed coffee table book is a fundraiser for scholarship in the Philippines. Brainchild of UP alumna Dr. Carmencita Quesada- Fulgado, the first book, Memoirs of UP Alumni Abroad she edited and published part of the UP Centennial Celebration in 2008 when she among four others were appointed Commissioner Abroad. This brought $50,000 to the Endowment Scholarship Fund with the UP Foundation Inc.which she started in 2000 following her two-term UPAAA Presidency. UPAA-NY sponsored the its sequel, Book II Memories…A Legacy Gift which included non-UP grads and non-Filipinos as well, for “everyone has a story to tell, gratitude to express, a family heritage to honor”, Dr. Fulgado explains. Like the first book, every story is with a tax-deductible donation of the author, and the net proceed is added to the endowment fund. Encouraged by the outcome of another $50,000 added to the fund from Book II, UPAA-NY launched a 3rd project and this Book III Memories of UP Alumni and Friends United just released February 2019.
The first Deed of Donation was signed with President Dodong Nemenzo in 2000. Thereafter two more DODs but what augmented the fund was at the Centennial Celebration with the proceeds of Book I. DOD signed with Pres Emer Roman in 2008. The DOD for the proceeds of Book II was signed with Pres Fred Pascual in 2012, at which time all DODs were consolidated into UP Alumni Quesada-Fulgado & Friends Scholarship Fund, with UPFI, Prof Gerry Agulto, Director, continuing to hold and efficiently manage the Fund. The projection was that by 2018-19 there would be possibly 8 scholarship slot in the UP System. And that goal was reached even without the proceeds of Book III, just a pre-publication donation in 2016.
This Scholarship Fund available for the needy Juniors and Seniors struggling to complete their Bachelor’s degree became active when there was enough earned interest in 2007; since then there have been 37 recipients, 25 graduates, 95% cum-magnas.
UPAA-NY has 501C3 registered charitable status Tax ID # 134201597 DLN 17953029 Public Charity Status 170 (b) (1) (a) (vi). Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent the law allows. If you wish to have a copy, email memoriesbyfulgadophd@ gmail.com. FREE SHIPPING to US address. Mention that you read this press release and you will receive the discounted price of $119/book ( PhP3,000) ; also Books I & II , available only in set of the 3 Books at $400/set (PhP10,000) Peso donation is given to UPFI.