Last July 20, Xavier School reached another milestone on its 60th year as the naming ceremony was held for the Dr. George S.K. Ty Building in the Grade School complex. Dr. Ty, Metrobank Founder and GT Foundation Honorary Chairman, donated Php 75 million through his sons Arthur Ty (XS Batch ’83), Chairman of GT Foundation, Inc. and Alfred Ty (XS Batch ’85), President of GT Foundation, Inc. for the scholarship fund of Xavier School. GT Foundation, Inc. (GTFI) was created in 2009 for the purpose of integrating philanthropic activities of the Ty family including investing in strategic development programs primarily in education, health, and disaster response.
The highlight of the event was the unveiling ceremony of the marker in honor of Dr. George S.K. Ty. This marker was presented by Xavier School President, Fr. Aristotle Dy, SJ, PhD., together with Xavier School Board of Trustees Chairman Johnip Cua and Xavier School Educational and Trust Fund (XSETF) Chairman Gregorio Yu to GTFI and Federal Land President, Alfred Ty; GT Capital Holdings, Inc. Executive Vice President and Assistant Treasurer Alesandra Ty; and Metrobank Foundation President and GTFI Executive Director Aniceto Sobrepeña.
GTFI President Alfred Ty concluded his remarks with these words: May the Intermediate Building, which will be named after Dr. George S.K. Ty today, serve as a lasting remembrance of my father’s lifetime commitment and contribution to the pursuit of excellence in education, and also of Xavier School’s own contribution to Arthur and my growth and our journey to success.
True to the vision of Xavier School in forming “persons fully alive, endowed with a passion for justice, and the skills for development” brothers Alfred and Arthur Ty have exemplified the Xavier brand of education that directs excellence, magis as the Jesuits would call it, towards the service of others. Through the Ty family’s support and all the other alumni and benefactors of Xavier, the school’s aspirational goal of reaching Php 600 million on its 60th year for the scholarship fund for deserving yet financially-challenged students both in the San Juan and Nuvali campuses will be more within reach.