Ayala Corporation recently hosted a running event called tACbo, which brought together runners, fitness enthusiasts, and people who care about education.
The fundraising event was organized by Ayala Corporation, celebrating its 190th anniversary this year. The event’s goal was to raise at least PHP6 million to support the Ayala Foundation’s education programs, which help kids get the education they need to succeed. Around 6,000 participants joined the 21K, 10K, 5K, 3K, and 1K categories.
The donation was presented in a special ceremony by Ayala Corporation Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala and Ayala Foundation Chairman Fernando Zobel de Ayala. The funds were received by Ayala Foundation Vice Chairman Jaime Z. Urquijo and Ayala Foundation President Tony Lambino, along with some students who will benefit from the donation.
“Thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of Ben and his classmates,” said Lambino, referring to Ben Daniel Mercado, a grade six student from CENTEX Manila who spoke on behalf of his school. CENTEX Manila is a program by Ayala Foundation that provides quality education to underprivileged students. “We are so happy that we have all run a few kilometers with them today, as we wish them the very best on their journeys.”
From the PHP6 million total raised, the PHP1 million came from the Ayala Multi-Purpose Cooperative (AMPC).
The Ayala Foundation is the social development arm of the Ayala group. Its objective is to establish communities that promote productivity, creativity, self-reliance, and Filipino pride. The Foundation strongly believes that quality education should be accessible and equitable for everyone, as stipulated in Sustainable Development Goal #4.