United Board

The United Board is a tax-exempt, charitable 501(c)(3) organization in the United States, and all contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by U.S. law. The United Board is also a registered charity in Hong Kong and gifts made to our Hong Kong Office are tax-deductible in Hong Kong

Silliman University is among the network of institutions of the United Board.  The United Board supports Silliman’s mission, vision and goals for quality Christian education that develops the whole person.

The relationship between the University and the United Board started during the term of President Ruiz, the first Filipino president of Silliman.  According to Tiempo, Maslog and Sitoy 1

One important event in Silliman’s history was the formal agreement entered into between the University and the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia signed in New York City on May 7, 1957.  Before that date, the Presbyterian Board had been the University’s sponsoring agency in the United States.  According to the 1957 agreement the United Board was to serve as sponsor of Silliman and serve as a channel for financial assistance coming from the boards of foreign missions and other sources in the United States. The cooperating boards channeling assistance through the United Board were the following:  Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions, Department of World Missions of the Evangelical Untied Brethren Church, United Christian Missionary Society of the Disciples of Christ, Board of Foreign Missions of the Reformed Church in America, United Christian Missionary Society, United Church Board for World Ministries, National Council of Churches in the U.S., and the United Methodist Church.

1. Tiempo EK, Maslog CC, Sitoy VT Jr.  The First Filipino President: From Presbyterian to United Board. In: Silliman University 1901-1976. Dumaguete City, Philippines:  Silliman University; 1977: 57.

For those who prefer to course their donations for Silliman through the United Board, you can get in touch with:

Trudy Loo | Director of Development
United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia
475 Riverside Drive | Suite 1221 | New York | NY 10115 | USA
Tel: 1.212.870.2612