Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Meet our 350 Scholars in SFAS for SY2014-2015

It’s back to school time!  St. Francis of Assisi School in Silay City is definitely off to a great start with a record-breaking number of scholars this year.  With the generosity of our supporters from the Philippines and abroad, we now have 350 scholars – that’s 63 more deserving kids compared to last year!  We know we say this over and over again but we cannot stress it enough: giving these children access to a better education would not have been possible without your help.  YOU are changing their lives now and YOU are giving them a chance for a better future.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.

So, without further ado, we present to you the Tapulanga scholars for school year 2014 – 2015!



Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grade 9

Grade 10

Special thanks to Felix Querubin and Dyari Daniel Paz from the yearbook office of the University of St. La Salle for taking these awesome photos!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

10th Anniversary Fundraiser | SUDS + SIPS = SCHOLARSHIPS

Join us for our 10th Anniversary Fundraiser.
Suds + SIPS = Scholarships is a cocktail party to be held at the City Tavern at Fig@7th, 735 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA (Google Maps), on Saturday, October 4 at 5pm.
Tickets $30 includes bar food, free drink and special cocktail menu.
Click here to purchase tickets.


Summa Cum Laude
Lee and Mickey Segal

Magna Cum Laude
Herd Real Estate Investments
Bill, Joy, Fred & Winston Herd

Cum Laude
Liza de Leon
Alton Pabon

Gibson Les Paul Studio electric guitar (value: $1400)
4 tickets to Disneyland & California Adventure
2 tickets to Six Flags Magic Mountain
Round-trip airport limousine service (value: $250) from Avalon
Two (2) $50 gift cards from City Tavern
Rafe New York bag from Zenny's Vintage Accessories
Gift basket (value: $60) from Earth Balance
Gift basket from Stone Brewing Co.
DVDs from Warner Home Video
Gift card (value: $315) from UltraZone Laser Tag
Gift basket from Warner Bros. Consumer Products
3 iPhone cases and 2 clutch bags from Rafe New York
2 clutch bags from Nine West
3 handbags from Anne Klein
Gift basket of cosmetics from Paul & Joe
2 tickets to the San Diego Zoo
Gift baskets from Physicians Formula

The Friends of Tapulanga, a U.S. nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, gives people a chance for a better life by providing educational and healthcare assistance to impoverished families in the rural areas of the Philippines. Our various programs include: - elementary school scholarships - high school scholarships - college scholarships - lunch meal program - infant feeding program - public hospital assistance - disaster emergency relief - children's summer workshops - volunteer vacation program