As part of its 40th Founding Anniversary celebration, Mahintana Foundation, Inc. held its first Employees’ Night on August 26, 2017 attended by more than 100 past and present employees who worked with the foundation since 1977. The foundation has grown a lot since then through continued community engagements and development contributions that had affected the lives of many people.
What made the celebration remarkable was the recognition of the humble beginnings and significant achievements of the foundation through video presentations and testimonies of some of the former and current employees who shared their own experiences that being part of Mahintana is a privilege and a blessing at the same time. “Working with the foundation is an opportunity for me to discover my skills and hasten my capabilities for professional growth and competence,” Ms. Margie Managuit said.
The special program also consisted of fun games and meaningful conversations over a sumptuous feast. It was also a moment to recognize the loyalty and service of four (4) employees who have worked with the foundation for 5 years and beyond and to also pay tribute to the officers and staff who have passed away. The legacy of service of Mr. Bienvenido Perez who served and guided Mahintana as Assistant Secretary and President for nearly 4 decades was also recognized. Adding to the festive spirit was the intermission numbers through dance and song presentations of the staff and the exciting raffle draw prizes.
“It is with great pride and joy to be part of this celebration commemorating the meritorious accomplishments of Mahintana through the years,” one of the members of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Carlos Baldostamon said. “We all share a lot of experiences and it made the foundation prosper and it also made us better persons,” he added.
MFI President & CEO, Mr. Martiniano Magdolot, expressed his deepest gratitude to everyone who came and recognized the exceptional contributions of the staff, the exemplary leadership provided by the Board of Trustees and the support of development partners and donors, vital for making the foundation attain its success and reach 40 years of excellence.