Two months after Typhoon Yolanda devastated the Visayas region, donations to the SGV Foundation (SGVF) Calamity Fund from our EY family continue to arrive. Aside from the previously reported donations from EY offices in Dubai, Thailand and Korea as well as the EY P&G Team, SGVF has also received donations and pledges from EY Malaysia managing partner Sang Hoe Chow, EY China Foundation Ltd. (a charity representing Hong Kong and Mainland China), EY Taiwan, EY Hamburg partner Frank Broetzmann and EY Cologne partner Gerd Stürz.
The SGVF Calamity Fund was initially used for food sponsorship for DSWD volunteers and financial assistance for SGV staff and SGVF scholars directly affected by the typhoon. In addition, the SGVF also made donations to the Andres Soriano Foundation, ABS-CBN Foundation, PLDT-Smart Foundation, Metrobank Foundation, Synergeia Foundation and Children’s Hour Foundation.
The EY Procter & Gamble (P&G) Team turned over a ceremonial check of USD 5,000 to the SGV Foundation (SGVF) during the team’s recent Town Hall Meeting. Instead of having the usual annual team dinner, the team decided to donate the allocated budget to the SGVF Calamity Fund to help the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. Global Client Service Partner Mark Beischel and Global Transaction Advisory Services Leader Greg Stemler gave USD 1,000 each and Global Risk Partner Steve Arnold challenged the rest of the team to donate another USD 3,000.
SGVF Chairman and President Vic Noel, SGV Advisory Leader and P&G Engagement Team Partner Winnie Chan, and SGV Chief Financial Officer Ruben Rubio were present to receive the team’s generous donation. Market Group 8 Leader Arnel de Jesus and Tax partner Luis Ferrer were also in attendance.