Western Union Company, through WesternUnion.com and the Western Union Foundation is the presenting sponsor of the Apl of My Eye Project of the Campaign for Filipino Children with a lead gift of $150,000. The total goal of the Campaign is $672,000. Apl.de.ap Foundation International is pleased to be aligned with Western Union in this inaugural program of the Campaign for Filipino Children.
The Apl.de.ap Foundation family especially recognizes the support and friendship of Bobby Fan, Director of Marketing of Western Union. Bobby’s efforts to assist the Campaign for Filipino Children to prevent childhood blindness in the Philippines through continuing education are both heartening and encouraging. He truly embodies the positive core values that have endeared Western Union to Filipinos worldwide all these years.
Western Union is dedicated to making their customers’ lives a little better. Founded as the New-York and Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Company in 1851, the company continues to span distances with innovative technology. For more than 160 years, they have been a powerful force fueling global economic growth and innovation.
Today, Western Union promotes global economic opportunity and growth by bridging gaps in the financial services sector. The company’s growing product portfolio includes business solutions, consumer-to-consumer money transfer, bill-payment services and stored-value options such as prepaid cards. Whether online, by phone, from more than 100,000 ATMs and through more than 500,000 agent locations worldwide, Western Union aims to move money anytime, anywhere and any way their customers choose, helping consumers and businesses grow.
Western Union Foundation focuses on education as a pathway to economic opportunity. The solution provided by the Apl of My Eye project to the retinopathy of prematurity issue in the Philippines is continuing education for the medical community to increase the community’s capacity to adequately diagnose and treat the disease. In the process, we promote future economic possibilities for the child and the family, and the members of the medical community as well.