AmCham Foundation Awards Atty. Raissa Bautista for Community Work
The 32nd American Chamber Foundation’s Thanksgiving night held in New World Hotel, Makati made sure to give thanks to the most commendable people. It was at this event that Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI) Corporate Affairs Manager Atty. Raissa Bautista was recently gilded an award by the American Chamber Foundation Philippines, Inc. for managing CPI’s education and youth Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs five years in a row.
Mostly known for marketing the Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants, Chevron has been a partner of the foundation for its Caltex Fuel Your School (FYS) initiative since 2015. Caltex’ FYS is a Corporate Social Responsibility program that has aided more than 1.7 million public high school students to further their knowledge with the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum. In total, Chevron has donated over P17 million worth of 21st modern century teaching and learning tools to support the high schoolers.
The awardee, Atty. Raissa Bautista, Corporate Affairs Manager of Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), shares her sentiments upon receiving the award. “A big congratulations to the American Chamber Foundation of the Philippines on its 35th year anniversary! I have been privileged to sit as a member of its Board of Trustees and have witnessed the agility, passion and selflessness of the people that has steered the foundation to where it is now. The Amcham Foundation has enabled various US companies like Chevron, take their CSR work a notch higher by allowing socio-community work to be embedded in their business objectives and employee engagements. I encourage other AMCHAM members to partner with the Foundation and be catalysts for change.”
A long-time member of AMCHAM Philippines and its socio-civic arm the AmCham Foundation, Chevron Philippines, Inc. has also worked with other various AMCHAM Fnd. initiatives such as community waste reduction, coastal cleanups, road safety, and livelihood training for disadvantaged people groups.
The annual charity thanksgiving event not only gathers the philanthropists, but it also gives back to the community by raising funds for deserving underprivileged students to give them access to a better education. All proceeds of the event goes directly to the AmCham Foundation Scholarship Program.