Order of the Blue Eagles
The Order of the Blue Eagles (OBE) Fund program was started in 1981 by the Ateneo Alumni Association (AAA), during a time when the Ateneo de Manila University first embarked on a major capital fund raising effort. At that time, majority of recognized alumni donations to the Ateneo de Manila University were from alumni donors who could afford to give big amounts. This made it difficult for other alumni to make smaller and personal donations.
Through the leadership of then AAA President Agustin Bengzon (Col ‘57), the AAA recognized the need to create and institutionalize mass-based support from the alumni to the Ateneo, consolidating the efforts of both big and small donors into making one big Fund for the Ateneo from the alumni. Because of the OBE, all alumni, regardless of his or her social or professional standing, were able to continue to be involved with helping the Ateneo and its work.
Depending on the cumulative donations given by an individual, he/she is conferred a rank.
The following are alumni who have reached various ranks: