Galing Foundation, Inc.

is a non profit 501 (c) 3 tax exempt charitable organization registered in the State of Georgia

GFI assists in providing quality educational resources to underserved public schools, libraries and day care centers.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Filipino American Experience Honoring Women of NaFFAA

The Federation of Filipino-American Organizations of Georgia in cooperation with Galing Foundation, Inc. proudly presents "The Filipino American Experience", honoring the
women behind NaFFAA on Saturday, May 18 (6:30 cocktails, 7:00pm dinner) at the Westin Hotel Atlanta Airport (4736 Best Road Atlanta, GA 30337).  NaFFAA (National Federation of Filipino-American Associations), the organization recognized by Washington policy makers, private industry and national advocacy groups as the Voice of Filipinos and Filipino-Americans in the U.S. 
"The FFAOG Gala night will showcase heroes of our time with an awarding ceremony fitting to
current day community volunteers and advocates.  America was founded by immigrants. Our heroism and valiant service must be brought to the table of American stage. It has to be nurtured and sustained  with an unparalleled height. This GALA aims to gather leaders of the south with eight
component states all in celebration- a privilege and an opportunity to bond together as one." - M. Doromal, chair of NaFFAA Region 4 and FFAOG.
FFAOG GALA NIGHT will feature:
  • Keynote by: Loida Nicolas Lewis, Chair & CEO of TLC Beatrice International, National Chair of US Pinoy for Good Governance, former Chair of NaFFAA
  • Commissioner Rozita Villanueva Lee, White House Initiative on AAPI
  • Dr, Joy Bruce, founder of NANAY Inc. 
  • Aurora S. Cudal, PhD, San Diego County California's Woman Hall of Fame Awardee 

Live entertainment by:
  • Dr. Vickie Navarra, a modern culture-changer  from  medical missionary  to one of her well loved gift of singing, will render a Filipino classic "Mutya Ng Pasig",  the Essence of a Filipino Woman. 
  • Ms. Zennie Doria Mendoza, a composer and music director, South Carolina NaFFAA State Chair will perform on the keyboard showcasing her passion and virtuosity for music.    
FFAOG GALA promises a powerhouse of modern community leaders who are relentless in making a difference in the lives of the Filipino people from their homeland and in America. 

Join the Filipino-American heroes of today and be empowered to make a bolder contribution for tomorrow. 
Saturday, May 18,2013 : 6:30 Cash Bar, 7:00pm DINNER
Contacts: Marilyn Doromal - Gen. Info   706-685-4484
Betty N. Poole - Dinner Donation-$45.00 404.434.6107
Mailing Address: 1321 Greenfield Way , Lawrenceville GA 30043                           

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A big thank you to Northwest Philam

March 24 - The Northwest Philam headed by May Kinnunen, founded by Esther Wilson hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt picnic and Galing Foundation, Inc. book drive.  Despite the weather, many families with their small children showed up for the Easter Egg Hunt, games and the delicious home cooked Filipino dishes.  Friends and families of NW Philam donated several new and gently used children's books, dictionaries and school supplies to benefit Filipino students of Cornerstone Baptist Deaf Academy in Tarlac, Limelifew Elementary School and Amado M. Quirit Sr. National High School in Sarangani Province (Mindanao). 

To learn more about the GFI LDERA (Library Development & Education Resource Assistance) 2013-2017 recipients, please visit:

Search is on for the 2013 Delegates to the Filipino American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPro) in the Philippines

15 March 2013, Washington, D.C. – Philippine Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. is pleased to announce the search for the second batch of outstanding young Filipino Americans (aged 18 to 40), who will be tapped as future leaders of their Filipino-American communities and advocacies. The involvement of these emerging leaders in the Filipino-American community is expected to further add vibrancy and dynamism to the development of the Philippines and to the Filipino-American community in the United States.

The second Filipino American Youth Leadership Program or FYLPro (known last year by the acronym “FAYLP”) will build on the success of the first-ever program held from July 13 to 16, 2012.  Last year’s program yielded a remarkable batch of young Filipino-Americans who continue to embark on different advocacies to help promote further progress in the Philippines and to further engage the multi-faceted Filipino-American community.  The first batch of delegates have gone to undertake, among others, political advocacy initiatives, cultural and tourism promotion programs, social entrepreneurship activities, education innovations, Filipino-American heritage projects, voter awareness and education, and have even launched political campaigns of their own.

In partnership with the Ayala Foundation Inc. (AFI), this year’s edition of the FYLPro hopes to attract more young Filipino-American leaders who we hope will be among the movers and shakers among the emerging generation of Filipino-Americans.  Program sponsors shall fund the bulk of the cost of the participants’ airfare, local transportation and accommodations.

Among the qualifications for the outstanding Filipino American achievers and leaders are the applicant’s scholastic achievements and other accolades, leadership skills,  accomplishments, active involvement in school,  civic, political, business and other organizations as well as their vision, innovativeness and commitment to making a difference in the Philippines and within the Filipino-American community.

The chosen delegates will take part in an immersive program in the Philippines from July 7 to 9, 2013 and will likewise participate in the 8th Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tour (ACGTDT) from July 9 to 11, 2013.  The special FYLPro program will afford them the opportunity to meet and dialogue with the highest officials and policymakers in the Philippines, leaders of industry, legislators, media, artists and cultural experts, entrepreneurs both traditional and social, as well as innovators in different fields.

Applicants should be no younger than 18 years old or no older than 40 years old by July 1, 2013. They should be ready to travel by this date (i.e. have a valid passport for international travel).  The chosen participants are expected to commit time, skills, and resources to engage with the Philippine Foreign Service posts in the United States in ways which would advance the causes and interest of Filipinos and Filipino-Americans.

The application form for the search may be accessed at the following link,, or interested parties may contact the Philippine Foreign Service post in the U.S., which has jurisdiction over their place of residence.  The deadline for submission of applications is April 30, 2013. The names of the chosen delegates will be announced on the website of the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C.,, on May 15, 2013.  END

Monday, March 18, 2013

"Discovering the Filipino-American Experience" at the National Archives at Atlanta on May 18, 2013

On May 18, 2013, the Asian Pacific American Historical Society (APAHS) in partnership with the National Archives at Atlanta (NARA) and the Philippine Honorary Consul General will celebrate the annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, with this year’s theme “Discovering the Filipino-American Experience.”  The National Federation of Filipino American Associations Region 4 and the Galing Foundation, Inc. are co-sponsors of the event. The opening ceremony starts at 9 a.m. and the symposium lasts from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The symposium will feature an oral history of the earliest known settlers from the Philippines, Filipino American healthcare professionals, military veterans and current-day community leaders. The speakers will highlight their journey to American citizenship and their contributions to the region and to their respective fields. Philippine folk dancers will perform at the amphitheater at noon. The exhibit at NARA will display Filipino arts and cultural heritage at the gallery during the event and throughout the entire month of May. StoryCorps Atlanta will be on-site to record oral histories of community members, which will be preserved at the American Folklife Center at the U.S. Library of Congress and Asian Pacific American Historical Society.  There will be children’s activities including a Filipino language class, indigenous games and story-telling. Traditional Filipino food will be available for a suggested donation.

The program will be attended by White House Presidential Advisory Commissioner on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Rozita Villanueva Lee, Mayor J.B. Burke of Morrow, Ret. Gen. Delfin Lorenzana, head of Veterans Affairs at the Philippine Embassy, Scott Levins of the National Personnel Records Center, and Rudy Asercion of the War Veterans Memorial Commission.  Invited guests include the 12th President of the Philippines H.E. Fidel V. Ramos, H.E. Ambassador Jose Cuisia, Jr., the ambassador of the Philippines to the United States, and noted Asian community leaders.

The event also celebrates a partnership between NARA and APAHS. Tricia Sung, the APAHS founder and executive director says, “Our mission is to document, preserve and educate the public about Asian Pacific American history in the U.S. South.” According to James McSweeney of NARA, "All ethnic groups have unique stories of triumph, tragedy and surprise relating to their family history and individual journeys to citizenship.” With over three million Filipino-Americans in the US and from that, over ten percent in the Southeast region, Philippine Honorary Consul General Raoul Donato, the honorary chair of this event, describes the event as, “a unique opportunity for the public to learn more about the history of the Filipino-American migration specifically in the U.S. Southeast.” 

The National Archives at Atlanta is located at 5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow Georgia 30260.  For registration and more information, visit or the event’s Facebook group page or send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Northwest Philam Association Easter picnic holds a school supply drive for Filipino children

NWPA Easter Picnic & School Supply Drive

The Northwest Phil-Am Association invites you to its annual Easter picnic scheduled on March 24, 2013 (Sunday).  The event starts at 12pm and ends at 5pm at Bells Ferry Park Pavilion in Marietta.

Attendees are requested to bring the following:
  • a dozen Easter (plastic) eggs filled with "goodies" per family, to contribute to the Easter Egg Hunt game for kids
  • a dish and a liter of soda to share
  • to donate school supplies to benefit the Filipino children of Galing Foundation, Inc.  
The organization welcomes new and renewing members (early membership per family is $20 and $15 for individual).
For more information, please click on links.

We hope to see you at the event! Maraming Salamat Po!

Saturday, March 09, 2013

A message of thanks from Cornerstone Baptist Deaf Academy

To:   The Wonderful People of Galing Foundation
From: The Children and Staff of Cornerstone Baptist Deaf Academy

Dear Sirs and Mesdames:

It is difficult to find the right words to express how we have felt when we learned that you chose our humble school for your Book-Funding Program.  The blessings and goodness that this will bring our deaf children and their teachers as their partners in learning will certainly go a long way.  I am sure that such gladness will only transform into something even more delightful and exciting in the days when our deaf would discover the wonderful world of books. So, on behalf of the CBDA Family here in the Philippines, thank you and may our good Lord return to you the same gladness you have brought into our hearts.

Our apologies though if this is quite delayed.

Kind regards,
CBDA Family

Friends of Roswell Library donates 2 sets of World Books 2010 and 2011 series for LDERA program

A big thank you to Friends of Roswell Library for donating 2 sets of World Book encyclopedia series 2010 & 2011.  These reference books will benefit the children of Cornerstone Baptist Deaf Academy in Tarlac in Luzon and the Amado M. Quirit Sr. High School in Barangay Kihan, Malapatan Sarangani Province in Mindanao.