We aspire for a nation that recognizes the beauty and value of art in all forms of expression.
Established in November 1996, the Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI) is a nonprofit organization that champions the arts and the sciences in elevating community and national life.
BAFI's art program's mission is to infuse everyday experiences with creative art that transforms the public perception of space. It focuses on the evocative nature of the visual and performing arts. The urban landscape is a canvas rich with outdoor sculptures, mural gems, eclectic street performers, art-filled fairs, a vibrant community theater group and an arts center.
BGC Arts Center is the centerpiece of Bonifacio Global City’s cultural district and a home for those who have a passion for art. It is the first and only stand-alone theater established through private donations. BGC Arts Center is a technically-sound creative space for local and international productions as well as a learning center to nurture homegrown talent.
BAFI is dedicated to promote the breadth and depth of Filipino artistry as a creative, life-giving force in community and national life.
The sciences come alive in The Mind Museum, the multi-awarded and globally recognized science museum that is building a culture of scientific literacy in the country.
BAFI is committed to ensuring that the arts and sciences form pillars of community life, and in so doing, distill the best possibilities for nation-building.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Joselito D. Campos, Jr.
Mr. Joselito D. Campos Jr. is chairman of the foundation’s board. He is executive director of Del Monte Pacific Ltd.; president and CEO of Del Monte Philippines, Inc. and chairman and CEO of the NutriAsia Group of Companies. He is also chairman of Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation and Ayala-Greenfield Development Corporation. He was formerly chairman and CEO of United Laboratories, Inc. (Unilab) and its regional subsidiaries and affiliates. Mr Campos is the honorary consul in the Philippines for the Republic of Seychelles. He is also the chairman of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila and is a trustee of the Asia Society in the Philippines and the Philippine Eagle Foundation. Mr. Campos holds an master's degree in Business Administration from Cornell University.
Fernando Zobel de Ayala
Mr. Fernando Zobel is the foundation's vice chairman. He is the president and chief operating officer of Ayala Corporation. Mr. Zobel is also the chairman of the board of Ayala Land and Manila Water Company, vice chairman of the executive committee of Bank of the Philippine Islands, a board member of Globe Telecom and co- chairman of Ayala Foundation. Mr. Zobel is a member of the INSEAD East Asia Council and the World Presidents' Organization. He is also a member of the board of Habitat for Humanity International and the chairman of the steering committee of Habitat for Humanity's Asia Pacific Capital Campaign. He holds a liberal arts degree from Harvard College and a CIM from INSEAD, France.
Bernard Vincent O. Dy
Mr. Bernard Vincent O. Dy is the president of the foundation. He is the president and chief executive officer of Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI). Mr. Dy joined ALI in 1997 and has held various leaderships positions in the organization. In 2003, he was assigned to Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation and laid the foundation for the transformation of Bonifacio Global City into the dynamic business district that it is today. Since 2007, he has worked in leadership capacities in both the Residential Business Group and Commercial Business Group. In 2013, he was appointed chief operating officer. Mr. Dy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and completed his master's degree in Business Administration and International Relations at the University of Chicago.
Mariano John L. Tan, Jr.
Mr. Mariano John L. Tan Jr. is the foundation's auditor. He has also been a member of the board of directors of Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation since April 2003. He also holds other significant positions like: vice chairman of the board of United Laboratories, Inc.; vice chairman of the board of Greenfield Development Corporation; chairman and president of Dolmar Real Estate Development Corporation and president of Fides Foundation, Inc. He holds a Master's of Science in Management from the Hult International Business School (formerly A.D. Little School of Management), USA in 1986 and Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business from Lafayette College, USA in 1983.
Edgardo M. Cruz, Jr.
Mr. Edgardo M. Cruz Jr. is the foundation's corporate secretary. He has also served as member of the board of directors of Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation since 2006. His other significant positions include: membership in the board of directors of Del Monte Pacific Ltd., Del Monte Philippines Inc., NutriAsia Inc. and Ayala-Greenfield Development Corporation. He is the corporate secretary of the NutriAsia group of companies. Formerly, Mr. Cruz was a member of the board of directors and corporate secretary of United Laboratories Inc. and Greenfield Development Corporation. He graduated with degrees in accounting and economics from De La Salle University in 1977. He became a CPA in the same year. He earned his master's degree in Business Management at the Asian Institute of Management in 1981.
Robert S. Lao
Mr. Robert S. Lao, is the Treasurer of the foundation. He is a Senior Vice President and a member of the Management Committee in Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) since 2017. He is also the Group Head of Ayala Land’s Estates Group and Central Land Acquisition Unit. He is concurrently Chairman of the Board and President of Bonifacio Global City Estate Association Inc.; Director and Executive Vice President of Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation. He studied at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) and graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering in 1995. He completed his Master’s in Business Management (MBM) from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in 2001.
Emily A. Abrera
Ms. Emily A. Abrera is best known for her creative advertising career that has spanned over 30 years, much of it spent as the head of advertising giant McCann Worldgroup. She retired in 2004, but stayed on as consultant, playing an additional role as non-executive chair and senior adviser of McCann Worldgroup in the Asia-Pacific region, in the area of people development and diversity until her full retirement in 2010. Ms. Abrera is currently chairman of CCI-Asia, the content-production company behind Living Asia Channel. She is also President of Foundation for Communication Initiatives. Ms. Abrera also chairs the boards of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Children’s Hour Philippines and serves on the boards of the Philippine Eagle Foundation and Museo Pambata. She is also a founding member of the Women’s Business Council and a member of the Edsa People Power Commission.
Delfin N. Lorenzana
MGen (Ret) Delfin N. Lorenzana is the chairman of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority. He was the Secretary of National Defense serving from 2016 to 2022. He is also the chairperson of the Heritage Park Management Corporation, vice chairman of the Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation, and is a member of the board of the following organizations: Subic-Clark Alliance for Development Council, Bonifacio Estate Services Corporation, Bonifacio Global City Estate Association, Filinvest BCDA Clark, Inc, and Philippine Japan Initiative for CGC, Inc.
Carlos S. Rufino
Mr. Carlos S. Rufino is on the board as the representative of the property owners within Bonifacio Global City. He is the president of the Net Group of Companies. Major projects include: Forbes Town Center and The Net Group office buildings: Net One Center, Net Square, Net Cube, Net Quad, Net Plaza, Net Lima and Net Park. Mr. Rufino is an Urban Land Institute (ULI) global trustee and is the chairman of ULI Philippines. He is also the vice president of the Management Association of the Philippines and serves on the boards of De La Salle University, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sunvar Realty Development Corporation and VAR Buildings, Inc. Mr. Rufino is also the honorary consul of Ghana in the Philippines.
The BGC Arts Center’s structure, programs, and experiences are made possible in part by the generous contributions of the following supporters:
The BGC Arts Center is a vital part of the BGC community. We are thankful for the following individuals and organizations that support our vision and mission:
Ayala Land, Incorporated: Innovation + Design Group
B + C Design
Casas + Architects
Christine Sicangco Lighting Design, Incorporated
Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation
Theater Projects Consultants
Vitamin B, Incorporated