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Philippine Bayanihan Association in Alberta (established in 1968)

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EVENT: Cheque Presentation to the Covenant Foundation

DATE: Friday, September 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM
LOCATION: Misericordia Hospital Main Lobby

On September 27, 2019 the Philippine Bayanihan Association in Alberta (PBAA) made a donation of $50,000 to the Covenant Foundation, an endowment from the association’s Legacy Funds.

This charitable donation will help to construct and enhance a new emergency department at the Misericordia Community Hospital. The new space is expected to open its doors in 2023, and will be built on the west side of the existing Misericordia Community Hospital. This major project will nearly triple the size of the current emergency department.

The following PBAA Executives were in attendance:
Tony Briones, President and his wife Corrie Briones; Dave Guanlao, Treasurer; Gigi Suelo, Secretary; and Joy Scheitz, Public Relations Officer.

The following PBAA members were also in attendance:
Rolly Salvador, Julie Salvador, Annie Chua-Frith, Gil Pasalo, Sonia Twamley, Emma Bocalig, and Tita Galan

The Covenant Foundation was represented by the following:
Tracy Sopkow, Chief Executive Officer; Mickey Melnyk, Major Gifts Officer; and Deborah McKinnon, VP-Philanthropy for the Covenant.

PBAA celebrated its 50th Founding Anniversary last year. Over the years, the association have made innumerable donations to various non-profit organizations through its Legacy Funds.

The following is a comprehensive history of PBAA’s charitable donations:
1. January 16, 2012 – $100,000 to the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation, specifically the C.K. Hui Heart Centre; to support research, education and innovation in cardiology. A waiting area was named in honor of PBAA.
2. November 13, 2013 – $10,000 to the Red Cross Society; to support victims of typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. This donation was matched by the Province of Alberta and the Government of Canada, to a total of $30,000.
3. November 10, 2014 – $100,000 to the Cross Cancer Institute Foundation; to support research to find a cure for cancer.
4. May 11, 2016 – $10,000 to the Red Cross to support victims affected by the wildfires in Fort McMurray. This was matched by the Federal and Provincial government to make a total of $30,000.
5. August 29, 2016 – $100,000 to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation; to support the acquisition of highly technical equipment, specifically Medfusion 4000 Pumps.
6. September 2016 – $5,000 to the Kids with Cancer Society; to help cover expenses of families with children battling cancer while under treatment.
7. October 11, 2016 – $50,000 to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Northern Alberta Territories.
8. October 13, 2016 – $50,000 to the Children Autism Services of Edmonton; towards a new autism centre in the Southside.
9. October 27, 2016 – $150,000 to the Royal Alexandria Hospital Foundation; to support the renovation of the Eye Services Centre, and the Knee and Hip Services Centre. A reception area was named in honor of PBAA.
10. November 1, 2016 – $100,000 to the Covenant Foundation, Grey Nuns Community Hospital; to support the Northern Alberta Vascular Centre (NAVC).
11. November 3, 2016 – $100,000 to the Mazankowski Heart Centre; towards the purchase of Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS).

PBAA have also donated to the following organizations: Catholic Social Services; Marian Centre Edmonton; Carmelite Sisters Monastery in Devon; Edmonton Food Bank; Society of St. Vincent de Paul Edmonton; and Hope Mission.

PBAA is continuing its abiding legacy of charitable giving to various non-profit organizations in the community; to help those in need and to improve the lives of Edmontonians.









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