Friends of ICM

By Carol Roa, Chief Advancement Officer

The Friends of International Care Ministries (ICM) hosted breakfast and dinner events last Monday, June 8, 2015 at the Makati Shangri-la hotel to formally introduce ICM to Manila’s public and private sectors as well as to the Christian community.

The breakfast event was attended by more than 60 leaders from local corporate foundations, academic luminaries and business leaders. Keynote speaker Diwa Guinigundo, Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas Deputy Governor for the Money Stability Sector, shared expert insights and projections on the Philippine economy while also highlighting the role of ICM in the country’s poverty alleviation efforts.

Diwa Guinigundo
Deanna Sutherland, ICM’s Creative Director and Dave Sutherland, ICM’s Chairman, presented the background of ICM, the positive impact of its projects in the Philippines and also offered an inspiring success story of a woman whose life was changed by ICM’s Transform program.
David S
 ICM advocates Dennis Montecillo (Bank of the Philippine Islands) and Stella Schapero (Asian Development Bank), affirmed the impact of ICM’s projects and encouraged the audience to join the
movement to help the country’s ultrapoor communities through ICM.  Attendees for the breakfast included representatives from, among others, The Coca Cola Foundation, The Metrobank Foundation, The Lopez Foundation, Finex Foundation, Philippine Business for Social Progress, Credit Card Association of the Philippines, Asia United Bank, Bank of Commerce, Steel Manufacturing Asia, German Embassy, European Union, Stop Hunger Now, World Vision, DSWD, PhilHealth, Philippine Daily Inquirer, SMART and HSBC.
Dennis Montecillo Stella Shapero
The dinner event saw a gathering of over 90 leaders from various Philippine Christian organizations and churches.  Presentations were made by Deanna and Dave Sutherland and testimonies were delivered by Pastor Desmond Chan, Director for Strategic Partnerships of Christ’s Commission Fellowship (CCF) and Gilbert Cruz, Chairman of Davies Technical Solutions Inc.  The dinner presentations emphasized the importance of ICM’s partnership with churches, pastors and Christian organizations.

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