Dr. George S.K. Ty’s philanthropic legacy mainly centers on his contributions to the promotion of excellence in education in the Philippines and abroad, as well as in empowering pillars of the society towards nation-building. GTFI bolsters this legacy by funding infrastructure projects of top educational and community institutions, among others.
Ateneo de Manila University
The Dr. George S.K. Ty Learning Innovation Wing at the Areté, Ateneo’s new iconic complex serving as a hub for innovation and creativity that will enhance the University’s formation approach in the liberal arts and sciences.
The four-storey wing houses non-traditional classrooms, performing art studios, creative hubs, consultation rooms, faculty offices, and the Ateneo-Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute, which will also have a café on the ground floor.
De La Salle University
Through the generous support of GTFI, the four-storey facility houses the University’s research laboratories in different areas of science, engineering, and technology. The building also houses a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer that thoroughly analyzes and interprets molecular and compound structures. This NMR spectrometer is also the most sophisticated of its kind in the country.
University of Sto. Tomas
As a distinguished alumnus of the University of Santo Tomas, the Dr. George S.K. Ty Hall at the fourth level of the Buenaventura G. Paredes, OP Thomasian Alumni Center promotes the business and philanthropic legacy of Dr. Ty among the alumni, students, faculty members, and guests that use the facility for lectures, conferences, and other academic forums.
Xavier School – Greenhills
Through the initiative of GTFI Chairman Arthur Ty and President Alfred Ty, both alumni of Xavier School, the intermediate-level building of the School was named after Dr. George S.K. Ty in honor of his achievements and contributions in the promotion of excellence in education.
In 2014, GTFI supported the massive retrofitting and restoration project of the Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, more popularly known as the Manila Cathedral, a cultural heritage site that was established by the Spaniards in the late 1500s as the “Church of Manila.”
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lord’s Transfiguration, also known as the Palo Cathedral, underwent a major rehabilitation after Typhoon Haiyan devastated most of the Visayas region in 2013. GTFI assisted the Archdiocese of Palo in this undertaking in recognition of the Church’s role in the physical and spiritual recovery of the people affected by the worst disaster that hit the Philippines.”
Shortly before the onslaught of Typhoon Haiyan, a strong earthquake also hit the Visayas, which resulted in structural damages in many of the country’s oldest heritage churches. GTFI supported the retrofitting of the bell tower of the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Holy Angels and of St. Vitales or the Cebu Cathedral.