Matson Pledges $100K to UOG’s Capital Campaign

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Guam – Matthew Cox, CEO and President of Matson Navigation Company, Inc. (Matson), Vic Angoco, Senior Vice President of Matson’s Pacific operations, and other Matson executives committed $100,000 to UOG’s 60th Anniversary Capital Campaign today [Wednesday].

UOG President Robert A. Underwood, UOG Endowment Foundation Executive Director Mark Mendiola, members of the UOG Board of Regents and the UOG Endowment Foundation Board accepted the donation from Matson during a ceremony held at the UOG School of Business and Public Administration.  

“We are very proud to present this $100,000 contribution from the Matson Foundation to the University of Guam in recognition of its 60th Anniversary celebration,” said Mr. Angoco. “It represents a multi-year commitment by Matson in supporting the University’s capital campaign to expand the campus and continue to develop a state-of-the-art learning environment for current and future students in the Western Pacific.

“We are very heartened by the fact that UOG is the largest recipient of Matson since the company has come to our region in 1996,” said President Underwood. “We are very grateful, and this gift will inspire many others to step up.”

“Investing in quality education benefits everyone here in Guam, as well as the region, and will ensure we will remain a world-class research center in the 21st century,” Mr. Angoco said.

Through their donation, Matson will be acknowledged as a “21st-Century Visionary” 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.

“We are glad to be moving with Matson!” President Underwood said.

 List of Matson Representatives present today:
Matthew Cox, President & CEO
Vic Angoco, Jr., Sr. Vice President, Pacific Operations
Len Isotoff, General Manager
Bernie Valencia, Regional Manager, Sales and Customer Service
Audrey Brownfield, Executive Assistant
Phil Santos, Sales
Prudy Denight, Sales
Ray Yanger, Sales
Michael Kikuta, Sales

University of Guam Representatives present today:
Dr. Robert A. Underwood, UOG President
Dr. Helen Whippy, UOG Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs
Dr. Anita Borja Enriquez, UOG School of Business and Public Administration Dean
Mark Mendiola, UOG Endowment Foundation Executive Director
Dr. Chris Perez, UOG Board of Regents Chair
Marcos Fong, UOG Board of Regents Member
Anthony Quenga, UOG Board of Regents Member
Dr. Saeid Safabakhsh, UOG Endowment Foundation Board Member
George Chiu, UOG Endowment Foundation Board Member

List of Matson Representatives present today:
Matthew Cox, President & CEO
Vic Angoco, Jr., Sr. Vice President, Pacific Operations
Len Isotoff, General Manager
Bernie Valencia, Regional Manager, Sales and Customer Service
Audrey Brownfield, Executive Assistant
Phil Santos, Sales
Prudy Denight, Sales
Ray Yanger, Sales
Michael Kikuta, Sales

University of Guam Representatives present today:
Dr. Robert A. Underwood, UOG President
Dr. Helen Whippy, UOG Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs
Dr. Anita Borja Enriquez, UOG School of Business and Public Administration Dean
Mark Mendiola, UOG Endowment Foundation Executive Director
Dr. Chris Perez, UOG Board of Regents Chair
Marcos Fong, UOG Board of Regents Member
Anthony Quenga, UOG Board of Regents Member
Dr. Saeid Safabakhsh, UOG Endowment Foundation Board Member
George Chiu, UOG Endowment Foundation Board Member