The Ateneo Alumni Association of North America Inc. is an umbrella organization of US and Canada based Ateneo alumni groups. The AAANA has gone through its early stage of development as an organization - busy laying down its foundations, identifying and enlisting the support of the various AAAs, helping alumni to organize into local AAAs, informing Ateneans about AAANA, and improving communication between AAANA and the alumni. It has also received 501(c)3 tax exempt status from the I RS which makes it easier for donors to contribute to our fundraising activities. In the ensuing years, AAANA will undergo its next critical stages of organizational and leadership development as well as membership expansion.
Photo shows Dr. Rodrigo "Jun" Farrales and Roger Alama, AAANA Directors, handing over a $500K donation check to Fr. Kit Bautista SJ, Director, ADMU Alumni Affairs, Fr. Jun Viray SJ, Father Provincial, Philippine Jesuits, and Wilfredo Amante, Director. ADDU Alumni Affairs. The AAANA charitable gift, intended for the wellness fund of the infirm and elderly Jesuits , was made possible by the philanthropy of venture capitalist, Diosdado "Dado" Banatao (Ateneo de Tuguegarao alumnus) whose $250K pledge was matched 100% by the generosity and group effort of the AAANA members and their supporters. This was during the 2016 All Ateneo Convention held in Las Vegas.
AAANA was created during the 2010 All Ateneo Alumni Convention in Anaheim, California. It became operational after its newly drafted Constitution and By-Laws were ratified and the first national officers were elected by the attendees in the 2012 Las Vegas All Ateneo Alumni Convention. This was made possible by the partnership with the Ateneans of Las Vegas. The 2014 All Ateneo Alumni Convention in New York City, the second under the auspices of AAANA, was held in partnership with the Ateneo of North America - North East, Inc. Moving forward, AAANA shall provide support and guidance to future All Ateneo Conventions and shall establish standard and continuity from one convention to another.
To clearly signify the aspirations of AAANA as an organization of many alumni groups, our new logo bears the motto, "EST UNITATIS IN REBORE" - which means, "IN STRENGTH, THERE IS UNITY."
As a national organization of Ateneo alumni groups in the US and Canada, the goals of AAANA are as follows:
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