In simple ceremonies held last Thursday, Sep. 20, the officers of the previous XSPA Board, 2005-2007, formally handed over to Xavier School the amount of P3.5 million for the benefit of the school’s scholars. During the Golden Jubilee, the XSPA supported the school’s objective to align all activities to benefit the scholarship fund. Previously, the organization’s fund-raising efforts were focused on the Fr. Rafael Cortina Sports Center.
The amount was raised by an intensive campaign conducted by the Ways and Means Committee which solicited donations of P50K and P30K from parents. In return, these generous donors would be inscribed in the Golden Jubilee Scholarship Board which was unveiled during the program.
Mr. Anthony Chua, Chairman of the Ways and Means, mentioned that the amount raised was actually closer to P4 million, but the balance still has to be collected. The donations came both from individual parents and from fund-raising efforts of the parents of different student batches. The amount raised was in addition to the voluntary contributions from parents at enrollment which raised over P2.5 million.
On behalf of Xavier School, Fr. Ismael Zuloaga thanked the parents for their support of the Golden Jubilee, particularly for their support of the scholarship fund. Special thanks go to the alumni parents of the Ways and Means Committee who spearheaded the effort, including Mr. Chua, Mr. Ramon Go, previous XSPA Chairman, and Mr. Lawrence Cobankiat, Excom member.
(The GJ Scholarship Board of Donors is located at the Administration Lobby, right in front of the XSPA Office.)