At 50

The story of Ayala Foundation can be summed up with three words: Envision. Empower. Excel.

In 1961, Col. Joseph McMicking and Mrs. Mercedes Zobel-McMicking envisioneda Philippines breaking free from the grip of poverty. They founded Filipinas Foundation Inc. as a way of contributing to the improvement of the quality of life of Filipinos.

To realize this vision, the foundation worked toward empowering Filipinos, so they could take an active role in improving their lives and their communities. And as they take each step toward improvement, the commitment to excellence should not waver.

Over the years FFI evolved, leading to its transformation as Ayala Foundation Inc. (AFI)—a foundation that remains responsive to the changing needs and aspirations of Filipino families and communities.

Even in the face of numerous changes, AFI continues to adhere to the vision of its founders, and its commitment to empowerment and excellence has remained strong.

And in doing so, AFI has touched the lives of well over 2 million people from more than 3,000 schools and communities in virtually all geographic regions in the country.

Events

Events

Since 1961, Ayala Foundation’s vision for a Philippines free from the grip of poverty has motivated AFI to keep developing, implementing, and sustaining programs that will benefit the Filipino.

On its 50th year, AFI reflects on its history and looks forward to continuing efforts toward empowering Filipinos, so they can uphold a culture of excellence, wherever they may be.

WHEN

23 March 2011, Wednesday
7:00 - 10:00 PM

WHERE

Hotel Intercontinental Makati

The hugely popular Gold of Ancestors, the Ayala Museum’s permanent exhibition of pre-colonial gold ornaments and artifacts, can now be seen in Philippine Ancestral Gold, a full-color publication.

WHEN

23 March 2011, Wednesday

WHERE

Hotel Intercontinental Makati

In the huge task of building our nation, public schools play a key role. This is why public schools need to be special places of learning and character formation. Academic excellence, concern for others, leadership skills, and good citizenship values—these are the things our public schools should be able to develop in our youth.

WHEN

23 March 2011, Wednesday

WHERE

Hotel Intercontinental
Makati