UP Induction Dinner Dance fundraiser to benefit scholarship fund

Board member Evelyn Andamo and past presidents Jazmin Gaite and Vicky Gancayo

Board member Evelyn Andamo and past presidents Jazmin Gaite and Vicky Gancayo

The University of the Philippines Alumni Association of Greater Los Angeles Area (UPAAGLA) will have its fundraising Induction Dinner and Dance on August 29, 2015 at 6pm at the Glendale Embassy Suites (800 Central Ave, Glendale, CA 91203).

A show of hands during a meeting of UPAAGLA.

A show of hands during a meeting of UPAAGLA.

The event will benefit the Scholarship Fund of UPAAGLA, which has successfully raised funding to support scholar Armel Grace Lugod, who went from high school Valedictorian to Architecture major in U.P. Mindanao, courtesy of UPAAGLA.

A non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, UPAAGLA hopes to fund the education of deserving low-income students, realizing the need in the wake of disasters such as Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan.

The theme of the evening is “U.P. Balik Tanaw”—a nostalgic journey for the membership body, which spans from the 1950s to present day. Dinner and dancing will be spiced up with a special program hosted by Direk Maning Rivera and Yvee Guevarra featuring Bob Shroder, Ed and Annie Nepomuceno and other guests.

To be inducted as 2015-2017 Officers are President Arnel Jouquin, President-elect Mutch Cariño, 1st Vice President Nati Mercado, 2nd Vice-President Yvee Guevarra, Recording Secretary Angie Alvarez, Corresponding Secretary Maribel Catala, Treasurer Gil Guinto, Assistant Trasurer Melette Lampino, Auditor Dick Cu, and PRO Bobby Canseco.

Serving as the Board of Directors are Annie Nepomuceno, Benny Uy, Bob Shroder, Carina Pilapil, Ethel Rubio, Evelyn Andamo,, Ivy Bautista, Jess Española, Maning Rivera, Maria Drees, Mario Kasilag, Sonny Gancayco, Steve Firme, Tina Escueta, Tish Sigman and Dr. Fely De La Cruz.

The association invites everyone to enjoy the camaraderie of accomplished alumni of U.P. and reconnect with former classmates. One need not be a member of UPAAGLA to attend the event.

Tickets are $70 inclusive of dinner. Self-parking is $7. For ticket and sponsorship inquiries, please contact Arnel Joaquin (213) 880-3305 or Dick Cu (562) 547-0560 or email arnelj@gmail.com or visit www.upaagla.org to pay online.

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