SGV honors WS on his 95th birthday

SGV hosted a dinner party on the 30th of June to celebrate the birthday of its founder, Mr. Washington SyCip. Family and friends gathered at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel’s Rizal Ballroom to honor Mr. SyCip and celebrate his lifelong commitment to education.

SGV Chairman and Managing Partner Vic Noel welcomed everyone to the celebration. He also gave a moving tribute to Mr. SyCip. In part, he said, “With the strength of his will and vision, Mr. SyCip transformed and Filipinized the accounting profession in our country – helping it to become an industry where intelligence, diligence and ability – not wealth nor influence – would determine an individual’s success.”

As a firm believer in education as the greatest social equalizer, SGV surprised Mr. SyCip by donating an e-classroom to the Padre Burgos Elementary School – the same school where he began his formal education. A special song number was also presented to Mr. SyCip by the Padre Burgos Elementary School children.

Happy 95th birthday, Mr. SyCip!