Dear PCC Kababayans,

 In December 2019, we were filled with excitement as we launched 2020 with our mission theme “Sama Sama Tayong Lahat: We are in this together, Unity in Cultural Diversity” in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the grand opening of our beloved Philippine Cultural Center.   Yet, we could not have anticipated the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world and our Filipino American community in such significant ways.  As we continue to prepare policies and procedures to re-open the PCC when it is safe and appropriate, we are maintaining the PCC but will need to institute critical physical updates to the center before we reopen.   

 As 2020 comes to a close, we are appealing to you, our kababayans, for assistance in our PCC re-opening phase.  As you know, these times have been financially difficult with the constraints on fundraising events this year.  However, one tradition that we hope to maintain is the celebration of our New Year’s Eve Gala.  As we are not able to gather together under the big ball and share arroz caldo at midnight as we have in the past, we are planning a virtual CUFOT New Year’s Celebration instead!  The gala has traditionally been one of the largest collaborative fundraising annual events of CUFOT.  We are appealing to you, our loyal supporters, to help continue this tradition by making a significant donation by Friday, December 11, 2020.  We are asking for $100 or more, if you are able–any amount will be greatly appreciated. Personal donations are tax deductible under the CUFOT 501C3 tax ID #52-1236958.  On Saturday, December 19, we will highlight each of you presenting your respective checks (pre-recorded by videotape ahead of time) to be viewed virtually by the community.  Your financial support is critical at this time especially as the pandemic continues to threaten our country. 

Click on this link to make your donation: New Year’s Eve Virtual Gala Donation.

Thank  you for your supportive prayers and generosity.  We look forward to gathering at PCC again.  We greatly appreciate your consideration to help PCC financially as we build upon all the great accomplishments of CUFOT and PCC since 1976 and plan for a brighter 2021.  We are in this together!

Salamat po sa inyong lahat,

Cynthia Romero, MD
CUFOT Chairman

Arlene Fontanares, MD
Chair, Fundraising Committee
CUFOT 1st Vice Chairman

Venus Tomaneng, RN
Co-Chair, Fundraising Committee