The Girl Scouts of the Philippines and Friends Foundation, Inc. (GSPFFI) is a non-stock, non-profit organization created under the law of the Republic of the Philippines to ensure the sustainability of the Girl Scouting Movement in the Philippines and to provide continuous leadership training and opportunities for higher education to deserving Girl Scouts.
The GSPFFI was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under SEC Reg. No. A200103000 on March 23, 2001, and shall exist for fifty (50) years from and after the date of issuance of the Certificate of Incorporation.
As early as 1990, then National President Dr. Milagros Araneta-Villasor (1987-1994), inspired by the GSP golden jubilee, formed a group among her friends and called it the Golden Friends Society. She encouraged the members to contribute PHP50,000.00 each and was able to raise an initial amount of PHP355,000.00. She wanted to support the GSP Program for the development of girls from age 4 to 18.
In 1999, the idea of creating a GSP Foundation was brought to the GSP Executive Committee which approved it for implementation; thus, the GSP and Friends Foundation, Inc. was born and registered on March 23, 2001, with the following Incorporators who contributed PHP5,000.00 each, namely: Dr. Salud A. Bagalso, Mrs. Divina A. Bautista, Hon. Helena Z Benitez, Mrs. Teresita B. Choa, Dr. AmelitaDayrit-Go, Mrs. Yolanda C. Hernandez, Atty. Pilipina Arenas-Laborte, Hon. Estefania Aldaba-Lim (+), Atty. Susan N. Delos Reyes, Mrs. Nona S. Ricafort, Atty.Felicidad C. Santos, Miss R Lauaan V. Tamesis, Mrs. Esther A. Vibal, Mrs. Milagros Araneta-Villasor and Mrs. Cynthia P. Zagala (+).
On September 5, 2014, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) approved and recognized the GSP and Friends Foundation, Inc. as one of its Resource Agents under Registration No. DSWD-SB R-000151-2014.
To ensure the financial stability of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines to further sustain its program and projects.
To provide continuous leadership training and opportunities for higher education to deserving Girl Scouts.
Membership is open to any individual without any distinction of nationality, creed, religion, or culture. It is also open to any corporation and other groups which are willing to support the mission of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines: “To help girls and young women realize the ideals of womanhood and prepare themselves for their responsibilities in the home, the nation and the world community.”
Any individual member who wants to join the Foundation pays a Membership Fee of One Thousand Pesos (PHP1,000.00) while a corporation has to pay a minimum fee of Fifty Thousand Pesos (PHP50,000.00).
Members are categorized as follows:
|Silver Friend||PHP 25,000.00|
|Golden Friend||PHP 50,000.00|
The GSPFFI currently has 229 individual members and five corporate members from all over the country. It is headed by a Board of Trustees composed of eleven members who are elected by the General Membership every triennium. The Officers of the Board are elected from among the Board Members who will serve for three years or until their successors are duly elected.
Your donation provides gifts of membership and educational assistance to indigenous girls all over the country. It is also used to support training programs for leadership and life skills for girls and young women under the 8-Point Challenge Program.
GSPFFI offers support to the projects of Girl Scouts aspiring for the Chief GS Medal Award specifically on environment, health and sanitation, and economic self-sufficiency.
An individual member will receive a Certificate of Membership and an Identification Card, while a corporate member is issued a Plaque of Recognition.
Members are invited to all the events of the Foundation, as well as to special events of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines and can participate in any national and local events and gatherings.
All members can avail of the publications of GSP and the GSPFFI and are welcome to use the facilities of all GSP National Program and Training Centers in the cities of Baguio, Tagaytay, Davao, Cebu, and Zamboanga, at discounted rates.
GSP AND FRIENDS FOUNDATION, INC.
GIRL SCOUTS OF THE PHILIPPINES
MS. TRINIDAD S. FLORES
901 Padre Faura Street, Ermita
Telephone : +63(2) 8523-8331 to 42 loc. 223
Fax : +63(2) 8524-5144
BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND OFFICERS
Chairperson: Mrs. ESTHER A. VIBAL
President: DR. AMELIA LOURDES B. REYES
Senior Vice President: Mrs. RUTH TIROL – JARANTILLA
Vice President for Luzon: Mrs. IMELDA B. DE JESUS
Vice President for Visayas: Dr. FE VIOLETA B. TARING
Vie President for Mindanao: Mrs. FE SORIANO – LLANOS
Secretary: ATTY. EUGENIA U. FERNANDEZ
Asst. Secretary: Dr. ALICIA G. DELGADO
Treasurer: Dr. PAZ HERNANDEZ – DIAZ
Assistant Treasurer Dr. CARMENCITA M. AFRICA
Public Relations Officer: Ms. R LAUAAN V. TAMESIS
Trustee: JUDGE PILIPINA A. LABORTE
GSP National President (Ex-Officio Member): Mrs. SUSAN R. LOCSIN
Volunteer Executive Officer: Ms. TRINIDAD S. FLORES
Admin. Asst.: Miss ARLENE D. ARCIBAL