New York City. The University of the Philippines Alumni Association NY Chapter announces its successful production of yet another collection of life stories turned into a coffee table book as a fundraiser for scholarship in the Philippines. For the UP Centennial Celebration,Dr. Carmencita C. Quesada Fulgado was appointed Commissioner Abroad. She edited
MEMOIRS of UP Alumni Abroad MEMORIES …A Legacy Gift
and published the Memoirs of UP Alumni Abroad.This brought $50,000 to the University Scholarship Fund. Now, with her as current president, UPAA-NY sponsored its sequel, Memories…A Legacy Gift. This time, contributors are Filipinos, and non-Filipinos, UP and non-UP alumni…for “everyone has a story to tell, an experience to share, and gratitude to express” Dr. Fulgado explains.Just like the Memoirs book, each page is a donation. The net proceeds after the cost of publication has been deducted, will be added to the Scholarship Fund, now aimed at providing eligible needy students from the 7 independent units of the University, from Baguio to Mindanao. Dr. Fulgado adds that “no longer do students need to be in Diliman or Manila, they could be attending UP Iloilo , or UP Mindanao, UP Baguio, UP Los Banos, or UP Open University. To date, since Dr. Fulgado signed her first deed of donation with UP Foundation, in 2000 the endowment fund created by her “shepherding the flock from abroad” has reached $97,000 and helped 19 students finish college. Dr. Fulgado is leaving for the Philippines and on December 5th will besigning an additional $50,000 Deed of Donation, the initial net proceeds from Memories Project.She is also officially visit 4 campuses, meet with the Chancellors and fellow alumni to inspire them to do the same by relating her fundraising story….Mobilizing UP Alumni and Friends to Give Back. Dr. C. Quesada-Fulgado
The 250 page 3+ lbcoffee table book of elegant and impressive art designed hard cover and ofglossy pages is replete with memorable life stories of challenges, trials and triumphs, celebrations, and travels, family legacies, class and organizations remembering how they were and now, and pages dedicated in memory of loved ones. Writers include college students, young professionals, along with those who have reached the pinnacle of their careers and are now looking back in reminiscence…and aim to GIVE BACK, in the form of contributing for education in the Philippines. The release of the book is timely and ideal for Christmas gift giving. Buyers of the book will not only have a unique coffee table book but ”a one-time giving that continues to give.”Donation includes FREE shipping: $89/book . Order NOW while quantity lasts.Contact Dr. Fulgado, email: email@example.com Mail order request with check made out to UPAA-NY Memories Project, 85-15 Edgerton Blvd Jamaica Estates NY 11432. UPAA-NY has 501C3 and registered charitable status in the State of New York. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
NOTE: MEMORIES will be available to UPAAA members attending the Las Vegas General Assembly on Aug 30 - Sept 1, 2013. 70% of proceeds will go to UPAAA, 30% to UPAA-NY.