Guam – Attorney Frederick J. Horecky pledged $20,000.00 to University of Guam President Robert Underwood, UOG Endowment Foundation Executive Director Mark Mendiola and Board Members on Friday, October 12, at the Hyatt Regency Guam.
Mr. Horecky celebrated his 60th Birthday with a festive dinner event that included live music. The total donation is divided in half with $10,000 going toward UOG’s 60th Anniversary Capital Campaign and $10,000 going toward an endowed scholarship program for UOG students.
“There is no goal more important than creating educational opportunity for the young people of Guam,” said Mr. Horecky. “Improvement in the local economy and reduction in unemployment depend upon improving the skills of youth. For those reasons, it was my great pleasure to donate to the University of Guam Endowment Capital Fund upon the event of my 60th birthday–a party with a purpose!”
“In 1952, two great things happened,” said President Underwood. “Fred Horecky was born and the University of Guam opened its doors. In 2012, one fact benefited the other.”
[L-R: UOG President Robert Underwood, Fred Horecky, UOG Endowment Foundation board members David John, George Chiu, and Gov. Joseph Ada, and UOG Endowment Foundation Executive Director Mark Mendiola]
Through his donation, Mr. Horecky will be acknowledged as a “21st-Century Architect” in the Triton Developers program, a fundraising strategy designed to attract different levels of support which can be spread over five years of the capital campaign.
“The University of Guam will play a central role in training the business and government leaders of tomorrow,” Mr. Horecky said. “It also serves as the preeminent regional educational institution.”
“Fred is a great friend of the University and we wish that all would follow his example,” President Underwood said.