The University of Santo Tomas held a turnover ceremony for GT Foundation’s donation of the “Dr. George S.K Ty Hall” to the University on March 8, 2018 at the fourth floor of the Buenaventura Garcia Paredes O.P. Building, UST.
The Memorandum of Agreement was signed by UST Rector Very Rev. Fr. Herminio V. Dagohoy, OP.., representing UST and Metrobank Foundation President Mr. Aniceto Sobrepeña. The witnesses of the MOA signing were UST Vice Rector for Finance Rev. Fr. Rolando M. Castro, O.P., GT Foundation Deputy Executive Director, Mr. Nicanor L. Torres, Jr., and UST Secretary-General Rev. Fr. Jesús M. Miranda, Jr., O.P. The Dr. George S.K.Ty Hall, located at the fourth floor of the Paredes Building, was named after Metrobank Founder and Group Chairman Dr. George Siao Kian Ty.
Dr. Ty studied in UST and in 2014, he was conferred an honorary degree, Doctor of Humanities, by the University.
The GT Foundation, Inc. was established on October 7, 2009 to administer the philanthropic works of the Ty family which were focused on health, environment, legacy projects, and grants. The foundation incorporates the humanitarian activities of the Ty family and the different programs that are aimed at providing for the needs of the underprivileged members of different communities.