The University of San Agustin Philanthropic Office
Dr. Henry O. Chusuey International Center
the philanthropic office
The Philanthropic Office of the University of San Agustin was established on June 1, 2013. The office supports the University by developing relationships with potential benefactors to support its various advocacies. The office tasked to create donor policies and programs to support the University’s funding needs. With the establishment of this office, our efforts will be focused on maintaining continuing relationships with Augustinian Alumni and Institutions and to generate alternate resources through donations and grants to ensure financial sustainability and more effective allocation of resources. These donations are pooled in the USA Legacy Trust Fund that will ensure the financing of priority projects that are responsive to the imperatives of the University’s Strategic Plan. Donors will be pleased to know that the USA Trust Fund ensures that their generous gifts will be used in ways that will have a lasting impact on the life of the academic community.
Through the efforts of the Philanthropic Office, the University has invited over 60 donors to commission the new bronze statue of St. Augustine that stands at the Plaza de San Agustin. Other priority projects include a new modern library, modern classrooms, an educational and research center, a donor wall, and many other projects that will provide donors an avenue to acquire naming rights across the University.
Did you know that as an Alumni and Former personnel, you can participate / pledge in the various engagement programs of the University? The following are some engagements which you may want to consider.
On Community Extension
By accompanying Augustinian students in their community extension and outreach related activities
By engaging in community extension as an alumni or former personnel group (i.e. class, batch, chapter) and / or with the USA Alumni Association.
By extending financial aid and other forms of assistance to the “Social Advocacy and Community Engagement Programs” of the University.
By suggesting research proposals from your industry-experience.
By tapping faculty-experts for research in your businesses.
By referring research collaborators, like – minded institutions and funding agencies to the University.
By helping the university increase the participation of alumni policy formulation, program development and evaluation.
By sharing your industry-experience in academic lectures with students.
By serving in curriculum-development committees of your College / Department.
By providing practicum-opportunities to students in your businesses.
By admitting faculty-members for immersion in your businesses.
By mentoring – faculty members.
By contributing to the scholarship programs of the university e.g. tuition fee subsidy, book subsidy, sophisticated equipment donation, and the like.
By supporting the various Academic Programs of the university. Especially programs in your respective Colleges or department.
On infrastructure / Naming Rights Program (NRP)
By extending financial assistance through the University’s “Naming Rights Program.”
By supporting Fund-raising activities for infrastructure projects such as the New Phar. Med. Tech. Building.
By assisting other identified projects of the University.
By referring reputable suppliers, service providers, businesses and consultants to help in the various university projects.
On other opportunities
By helping the university establish a periodically updated computerized data base for follow-up of graduates and possible manpower pooling.
By helping the university maintain a systematic contact with alumni/personnel and involve them in the program for placement, continuing education, and community involvement programs.
By helping the university increase the participation of alumni in its Job Placement Programs.
By donating / contributing to the “USA Trust Fund”
By sponsoring Professorial Chairs.
By providing hospitality to Administrators or Faculty members while abroad.
By extending financial assistance to academic-related activities of students, faculty and staff of the university.
By helping fund news paper ads and in other forms of media, the milestones of respective departments, support units, and the university as a whole.
By helping fund the University of San Agustin Student Financial Assistance Program, Scholarship Grants, and Student loans.
By mediating with local Government Units (LGUs) and private institutions in favor of the University’s interests
By providing the university a list of alumni employed in your businesses.
By assisting in the conduct of “Tracer Studies”
By other ways you are capable of and within your available resources.
The following are the eight official advocacies of the University of San Agustin:
1. Augustinian Formation and Mission. Support to this University advocacy will impact on the Campus Ministry, Spiritual Enrichment Programs, Community Outreach and Extension Programs, Justice and Peace Advocacies, as well as on Human Rights Promotion and Education.
2. Culture and the Arts. This advocacy aims to support Cultural Heritage Preservation, Continuing Education for Faculty- and Student-Artists, Performance Tours and Art Exhibits, as well as other various efforts towards Art Appreciation Promotion.
3. Human Resource Development. This advocacy will support the University’s Faculty and Staff Development Program, Management/Supervisory Development Program, Graduate and Post Graduate Scholarships, as well as training, seminars, workshops, and other career development opportunities for the faculty and staff.
4. Infrastructure Development. This advocacy will help the University realize its dream of having a new modern USA Library, Conference and Seminar Rooms, Mini Theaters, Lecture Rooms, Laboratories, Wellness Center, USA Food Service Center, USA Hostel and Dormitory; it will likewise support our Campus Landscaping.
5. Research and Development. This will impact on the USA’s Professorial Chairs, Publication Grants, Research Grants, Writing Fellowships, Scientific Inventions, Technological Innovations, as well as on efforts towards the development of new models or paradigms and the improvement of organizational systems.
6. Scholarships. Support to this advocacy will impact on Academic Scholarships, Culture and Arts Scholarships, Grant-in-Aid Scholarships and Athletic Scholarships, enabling the University to sustain roughly 3,000 student-scholars who enjoy full or percentage discounts on tuition and miscellaneous fees.
7. Sports and Youth Development. This advocacy will impact on the University’s Wellness Program, Sports Training Program, Athletic Skills Enhancement Program, and the Provision and Improvement of Sports Facilities and Equipment; . It will provide support to for involvement in sports competitions and youth development trainings.
8. Protection of the Environment. This advocacy aims to support the efforts of the University to protect and respect the environment. It will have an impact on the Waste Management Program as well as on other institutional initiatives promoting ecological awareness, and, creating an environment conducive to the general well-being of the members of the USA academic community.
In order to determine the funding needs and programs of each advocacies, the three Vice Presidents of the University will take charge of the advocacies placed under the offices aligned to them. The Vice President for Academic Affairs will lead the Research and Development Advocacy and the Scholarships Advocacy. The Vice President for Augustinian Formation and Mission will champion the advocacies on the Augustinian Formation and Mission Advocacy, Culture and the Arts Advocacy; as well as Sports and Youth Development Advocacy. On the other hand, the Protection of the Environment Advocacy will be under the Office of the Vice President for Augustinian Formation and Mission. Lastly, the Vice President for Administration and Finance will assume leadership on the Human Resource Development Advocacy as well as the Infrastructure advocacies of the university.
The University of San Agustin (USA) was founded in 1904 because of (tthrough the) the spirit of Philanthropy that guided the efforts of the Augustinian friars, donors, alumni and personnel of the University.
It was the same spirit of Philanthropy that inspired Tthe University’s to institutionalized a conscious effort to in raise raising funds for its multi-facetedvarious needs. Coinciding with its centennial foundation in 2004, the University was institutionalized through the setestablished ting up of the Legacy Trust Fund, a vital component of the Ten10-Year University Strategic Plan adopted by the Board of Trustees. in 2004.
The USA Legacy Trust Fund was established to create a reservoir of funds to support the development directions embodied in the University strategic plan. It was to primarily serve as an avenue for alumni and benefactors who wish to share their resources with the University. of San Agustin. It made possible the construction of Wenceslao de la Paz Law Audio Visual Center and Josefa C. Castro Audio Visual Room, among others.
 This conscious effort to raise funds was further strengthened with the establishmentcreation of the Philanthropic, External and Alumni Relations Office (PEAR) in 2013, as part of San Agustin’s 60th year as a university. (60th anniversary of the University as a university) Fr. President Frederick C. Comendador, OSA, University President, envisioneds this office to provide quality support by engaging with the alumni and other stakeholders, assisting the University in scouting and generating funds from generous donors, and building a positive image of the University as a Catholic, Augustinian, Filipino educational institution, for client satisfaction, and. “to assisting the University in scouting and generating and scouting for funds coming from generous donors., alumni and other benefactors here and abroad..”
The USA Legacy Trust Fund is utilized Recently (exact date?), the USA Trust Fund was established to pool together all donations and gifts to the University of San Agustin. The consolidation of gifts into one fund enabled the University to finance priority projects responsive to the imperatives of its 2018 Strategy Map, and to be consistent with the guidelines of its master plan. This effort sought to please the donors that the The USA Legacy Trust Fund ensures that their generous gifts will be utilized in ways that have lasting impact on the lives of the members of the University of San Agustin academic community.
In order to do so, Tthe PEAR Office developed the University’s eightseven major advocacies -, namely, (1) Research and Development, (2) Augustinian Mission and Formation, (3) Scholarships, (4) Infrastructure Development, (5) Sports and Youth Development, (6) Culture and the Arts, and (7) Human Resource Development, and (8) Protection of the Environment. However, in the AY 2017-2018, the Board of Trustees/General Advisory Council decided to include a new advocacypriority which is Protection of the Environment. Thus, today the institution has Eight Advocacies which are avenues for donation.
In July 2017, the University utilized the USA Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (USA RDFI) to support the donor relations management of the University such as the promotions of theits eight advocacies of the University, by managing the fundscustodial management of philanthropic funds and providingprovision of tax exemptions to the donors. and (the official custodian of funds. of the University.