Established in 1990 the E. Zobel Foundation Inc. was founded by the late Don Enrique Zobel who believed that “through education there is hope for a better life”

Taking this cue from the businessman-philanthropist the Foundation seeks to contribute to the evolution of public education, learning, self-growth and well-being by focusing on six major program areas:

Education and Learning
Health and Nutrition
Culture and the Arts
Women’s Empowerment
Partnerships

Special Projects

The Foundation aspires to sustain these programs and services and continue the founder’s enduring legacy.

The E. Zobel Foundation Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit organization registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Mission and Vision

Our Vision

To support the growth, transformation and empowerment of individuals by restoring hope, self-sufficiency and well-being.

To be active in the regeneration and evolution of a more caring, cooperative and conscious society.

Our Mission

To provide opportunity, inspiration and education for economically challenged youth, minorities, creatives and communities.

To contribute towards social change in the Philippines by developing an inclusionary paradigm that seeks to impact and improve all lives, regardless of status or background.

About the Founder

Enrique Jacobo Emilio Olgado Zobel, also known as EZ, was born on January 7 1927, the only child of Col. Jacobo Roxas Zobel and Angela Olgado and the eldest of the 7th generation of the Zobel de Ayala family. He led an active and successful life.

He recognized his greater responsibility to help others without expectation or repayment. He believed that if those who have been blessed financially, intellectually, or socially would embrace the responsibility to help those who are less fortunate then we would have a more caring society, more cooperation and a sense of oneness or community.

EZ established a foundation under his name on April 24 1990 for the purpose of advancing the opportunities for education of the youth of Calatagan, Batangas. He believed that through education there is hope for a better life.

It was almost as if he had a premonition of things to come. One year after he set up the E. Zobel Foundation Inc. he suffered a near fatal accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down.

With EZ’s son Iñigo taking over the day to day business concerns, EZ focused more on the Foundation deciding to concentrate his efforts in Calatagan, Batangas in particular.

Over the years EZ supported many causes — such as land reform, cattle dispersal, micro-finance, support for the disabled sector, medical center renovations, medical missions and scholarships.

When he died on May 17 2004 local and international papers published a sheaf of obituaries, hailing him as a visionary, a mogul, the taipan of all taipans, an accomplished pilot, the quintessential businessman, a philanthropist, feisty, controversial, a maverick, a restless Filipino, a champion for social change and a deeply spiritual person.

The composite painted the portrait of a man larger than life.

Board of Trustees

Dee Anne Hora Zobel

Chairperson

Iñigo Zobel

President

Mercedez Zobel

Trustee

Bianca Cristina Zobel-Warns

Trustee

Jose Bayani Baylon

Trustee

Xavier Loinaz

Trustee

Pedro Roxas

Trustee

Victoria V. Wieneke

Trustee

Jose Ramon Ignacio

Trustee

Patricia Araneta

Trustee

Maria Teresa Suzette Balgos

Trustee

Management

Enrique Antonio Fillamor

Treasurer

Jose Antonio Rafael Santos

Corporate Secretary

Jose B. Rodriguez, Jr.

Executive Director

The EZ Foundation Staff