generous donors how to honor their philanthropic wishes and maximize the impact of their gifts.
If we malama (care for) our resources, the community will thrive.JESSICA CASSON
EXECUTIVE COORDINATOR FOR MALAMA LOKO EA
The clogged auwai kai (ocean channel) blocking the Loko Ea fish pond in Haleiwa from draining and receiving new salt water was severely altering the ecosystem of the ancient pond – an important waterway that had once produced native species of fish for the North Shore community. When the call was put out for volunteers to kokua (help) on a recent Saturday morning, more than 80 people showed up, ready to work. “Each time they pulled out a thick patch of California grass, you could hear a victory cheer,” recalls Jessica Casson, executive coordinator for Malama Loko Ea. “They cleared four to five tons of invasive vegetation and sand accumulations and the auwai kai is flowing once again.” There must have been a lot of cheering that day.
The project is a prime example of the Community Restoration Partnership (CRP), a unique funding partnership of government agencies, private foundations and donors who recognize that collaborating with each other and involving community leaders can have a significant impact on an important problem. The Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) handles the grantmaking for partners who currently include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, the Weissman Family Foundation, and the Hawaii Tourism Authority. The CRP participates in selecting worthy projects that are literally changing the face of Hawaii’s coastlines … so vital to the well-being of local communities.
“We commend community groups who are taking responsibility in their own backyards, and putting in countless hours to protect our most treasured sites,” explains Josh Stanbro, Program Director – Environment & Sustainability at HCF. “It’s more important than ever to support community-led organizations doing on-the-ground restoration projects.”
So far, the CRP has provided more than $1.9 million to community projects in over 30 locations across the island chain. Now that’s something worth cheering about.
Community Restoration Partnership grants, totaling more than $1.9 million, have made a direct and powerful impact on Hawaii’s coastal areas:
HCF’s Environment & Sustainability Program, including CRP, awarded over $4 million in 2013 to create cleaner, greener and more self-sufficient island communities.
Knowing you have made a great difference in someone’s life is one of the most rewarding feelings I’ve ever felt.ALI HOECK
SMITH FAMILY FUND ADVISOR
The only kind of thirst being quenched at Paia Elementary School was a thirst for learning, because its water fountains were broken and the aging school had no water filtration system. For a while, the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) stepped in, and with help from the Kent & Polli Smith Family Fund, would purchase jugs of water and have them delivered to classrooms. But, as Kent Smith saw it, “An onsite filtration and purification system would give the students easy access to clean water and the PTSA could then focus on supporting other needs.” He got to work collaborating with the PTSA and the Department of Education to set up and fund a reverse osmosis system in the cafeteria – enabling the school to bottle its own purified water.
Finding ways to help, as they did at Paia Elementary, is characteristic of Kent and Polli Smith, and an attribute they most closely associate with their son, Ian, who died tragically in a snowboarding accident in 2004. “Giving helps us deal with his passing,” Kent explains. Through a family fund on which daughter Tiffany and granddaughter Ali now serve as advisors, the Smith’s generosity has helped many.
Among them are the 350 kindergarten through fifth grade students at Paia Elementary who now understand how water gets filtered and why it is so much healthier to drink than soda. The children are noticeably excited about filling up their water bottles from the jug that sits in each of their classrooms and, as fourth grader Luka has noticed, “Some of my classmates drink three bottles a day!”
With more than 6,000 nonprofits in Hawaii, HCF helps individuals and families create a plan that matches their passions, fits their charitable goals, and guides future generations to carry on the legacy.
In the process of helping more than 100 organizations, Kent and Polli Smith have created a multi-generational legacy that has changed the lives of many on Maui … including their own.
You’re never too young to show your appreciation for people who helped you get to where you are.SARA MIURA
CREATOR OF THE RISE UP SCHOLARSHIP FUND
While growing up on Kauai, Sara Miura didn’t plan on joining her family’s business. She went away to college and majored in elementary education, but soon realized that her calling was closer to home. And she recognized something else about herself: “I knew that my future was going to include philanthropy; I just didn’t know how.”
Today, the 32-year-old is director of sales and marketing at Deja Vu Surf Hawaii, an outgrowth of the M. Miura store that Sara’s great-great-grandfather started as a candy shop in Kapaa in 1909. She is also the creator of the Rise Up Scholarship Fund, established to benefit Kauai students pursuing college, especially those whose parents are divorced.
Understanding Sara’s philanthropic goals, the Hawaii Community Foundation was able to provide the support she needed. “HCF made it so easy. They helped me bring my vision to fruition and taught me that the power of a gift is not affected by its amount.”
Sara was so intent to get the fund off to a strong start and to assist more than one student, she took on a part-time job as a server in a Japanese restaurant in addition to working full-time. Thanks to her perseverance and vision, two graduates of Kauai High School are getting support to pursue their academic dreams.
“I’m excited to see what contributions they make during their lives,” said Sara, who is as inspired by the students as they, and all of us, are by her.
Graduate of Creighton University and now pursuing a doctorate in Physical Therapy, scholarship recipient Kendra Kawamura reflects on her journey: “I knew I had to leave the beautiful island of Kauai to pursue this career. Receiving support from Sara inspired me to strengthen my work ethic and inspire others who come from non-traditional families.”
Now in her first year at the University of Colorado Denver, where she is majoring in biology and planning to pursue medical school, Tia Morishige (L) had the chance to meet and thank Sara Miura (R) at a donor event in Lihue. “I wouldn’t have known from looking at her that she, too, had been through rough times,” said Tia. The donation toward Tia’s education is only part of the gift’s benefit; “I saw what Sara did and I’d like to do that someday.”
I love to see the lightbulb go on – whether in the minds of fellow teachers or our students.LORI OKAMURA
TEACHER, HONGWANJI MISSION SCHOOL
Tucked away in Nuuanu is a small campus abuzz with the sounds of preschool through eighth grade students in the ambitious and lively act of discovery. Sixth graders are building roller coasters out of pipe warmers to learn about kinetic energy. Kindergartners are reenacting the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly. Some middle school students are gardening, while others are tending to the worm bins, and still others are building computers from scratch.
It’s a newly typical week at Hongwanji Mission School, one of the 18 schools participating in the Schools of the Future (SOTF) initiative, designed to transform the learning experience for Hawaii’s students, teachers and administrators, and produce graduates who can thrive in the 21st century. “We wouldn’t be where we are without Schools of the Future,” says David Randall, Head of School. Only two years ago, electronic devices were banned from the school with the exception of the tech lab.
Now, there’s a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy that allows students from fourth grade on to carry their personal laptops, tablets and smartphones from home and use them for educational applications in the classroom. Second graders get a Google Drive account to be able to work collaboratively.
But as David Randall points out, and all of the SOTF participants know, “It’s not technology we’re teaching. What we’re really doing here is setting students up for success.” Project-based, student-centered learning encourages students to solve real-world problems, think critically, work in teams, and stay engaged. And, just as important to students like seventh grader Margaux, “Hands-on is a lot more fun. You don’t just sit and listen, you do it!”
HCF partners with nonprofit, community and government leaders to design grantmaking initiatives and programs that generate long-term solutions for issues facing our community.
Now in its final year of a five-year, $5 million capacity-building initiative funded by the Hawaii Community Foundation and managed by the Hawaii Association for Independent Schools, Schools of the Future has made the following impacts:
The more experiences you can have, the more open-minded you will be.REI KITAGAWA
KAISER HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2015
“I feel like I’m part of something bigger: something beyond school, beyond Hawaii.” That’s how 17-year-old Rei Kitagawa describes the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme she’s enrolled in at Henry J. Kaiser High School (Kaiser H.S.). Thanks to an award from an HCF donor advised fund, the junior will head to Australia this summer to attend the IB World Student Conference, where she’ll meet with peers from many countries to work on real global issues. “Excited and nervous” as she is about the upcoming trip, Rei is also thankful: “Someone I don’t know gave me an opportunity that will change my life.”
That someone is the late Peter Heinze who, with his wife Theresa – both world travelers and graduates of public schools – chose to support IB students enrolled at Kaiser H.S. “What a wonderful way for young people in Hawaii to develop a global outlook,” explained Theresa.
Kaiser H.S. is an authorized World School offering the IB curriculum in grades 9 through 12. “The IB curriculum is known for offering quality education for a better world, and it has really engaged our students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners,” said Brad Bogard, IB Middle Years Programme coordinator at Kaiser H.S.
Recognizing through the examples of Kaiser H.S. students that “even modest gifts can be meaningful,” Theresa Heinze keeps asking herself, “What’s next?” “What else can I do?” It seems the lives she has touched through charitable giving turn out to include her own.
For her project at the end of Kaiser’s IB Middle Years Programme, Celine Lum studied the widespread use of parabens in cosmetics and ultimately made her own lotion with all-natural ingredients. She describes the program as “an amazing opportunity to explore the different fields I’m interested in.” The award that Celine was granted from the Heinze’s fund paid for her IB fees for grades 11 and 12. But the gift was about more than money for her. “It felt like a reward for working so hard and motivated me to keep exploring.”
When he was 16, Peter Heinze’s mother, Elli Kupke, fled with her two children from East Germany to West Germany, becoming a seamstress with a master’s degree. Fulfilling his mother’s dream for a better life, Peter ultimately earned a Ph.D. in chemistry and became President and COO for BASF Corporation and PPG Chemicals Group. The donor advised fund Peter and Theresa Heinze set up in Elli’s honor supports opportunities for people to expand their knowledge of the world.
It can be a boost to individuals in a time of need, a catalyst for change, a spark for social innovation, and a lever for reform.
Moreover, philanthropy can be a powerful force that brings significant meaning to the givers and a legacy beyond their lifetimes.
As one of the very first community foundations in the country, we’ve had the privilege of carrying out the charitable wishes of individuals, families and businesses across Hawaii for 98 years.
And it truly is a privilege.
We’re not only the stewards of more than 650 funds, we’re also the keepers of their stories. Behind each act of giving is a purpose, a passion, a promise that we work to understand and honor.
The greatest contribution we can make–and the reason we’ve stayed relevant since 1916–is to maximize the impact of your gift. That means helping you invest wisely in projects, people and organizations that will, in turn, contribute to the well-being of this community.
Whether it’s one donor investing in one student, or family members supporting a cause over generations, or a group of leaders pooling resources in the face of a large-scale community need … philanthropy is a powerful force for change.
And the change that philanthropy affects goes both ways. The lives not only of those who receive, but also of those who give, are altered as a result of philanthropy. From our unique vantage point, we get to see how giving is a gift to the giver, offering the deepest kind of satisfaction that comes from knowing you have made things better for one person, one family, one community. The power of philanthropy can be felt both within and beyond a person’s lifetime.
As we approach our 100th year, we are carrying on a long tradition of working with people who care about Hawaii, and finding inspiration in their stories to make our island home an even better place.
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We strive to increase the level of participation in — and effectiveness of — philanthropy in Hawaii.
generous donors how to honor their philanthropic wishes and maximize the impact of their gifts.
programs that strengthen nonprofits to increase their effectiveness.
estate planners, accountants and financial consultants find the best charitable solutions for their clients.
with leaders in the public and private sectors to optimize resources and results for the community.
With nearly a century of experience, the Hawaii Community Foundation is the state’s leading resource on nonprofits and philanthropy.
With expertise and trust gained over many decades, we raise the level and effectiveness of philanthropy in Hawai‘i.
By connecting more than 1,000 donors and clients to each other, we make your collective and individual philanthropy smarter.
With the largest grantmaking staff in Hawaii, we provide cost-effective stewardship of more than 650 funds and $572 million in assets.
With a network of nonprofit, community, business, and government partners, we help solve community issues.
At the heart of everything we do is a commitment to deliver meaningful impact. By leveraging our collective resources and cumulative knowledge, we create lasting benefits for our island communities.
Philanthropy is a personal expression of who you are and what you care about. That’s why we tailor your plan to your personal preferences and help you make smart and meaningful giving decisions.
The process of making charitable giving decisions as a family is a chance to share values and pass on a legacy of caring.
Combining the resources of multiple funders toward a specific goal can benefit the community in leveraged ways.
A legacy gift will have a long-lasting impact on a charity or cause that is important to you.
Businesses can support the community while achieving their own charitable goals.
With access to knowledge about community needs and causes, individuals can tailor their giving and maximize the impact of their gifts.
Learn about more ways to give through HCF.
The Hawaii Community Foundation takes a strategic approach to identifying where our clients and partners can make the greatest impact for the people of Hawaii. Each one of the initiatives and partnerships we engage in starts by identifying the highest priorities for the community, establishing strategic goals for change, and charting a path for how activities will accomplish targeted objectives.
This initiative builds on the successful model of a previous funder collaborative that supported the Hawaii Community Stabilization Initiative, which leveraged $4 million in private dollars from 12 funders to help families and individuals access more than $23 million in services and benefits during the recent recession. Pathways to Resilient Communities is a $12 million initiative supported by 15 funders focused on helping vulnerable populations in three areas: at-risk middle school students, families on the brink of being without a home, and our aging population. The first program, Connecting for Success, launched in 2013. Housing ASAP launched in 2014 and the program to address Hawaii’s kūpuna is under development.
Aloha United Way
American Savings Bank
Atherton Family Foundation
Bank of Hawaii Foundation
Central Pacific Bank Foundation
Cooke Foundation, Ltd.
Harold K.L. Castle Foundation
Hawaii Community Foundation
Hawaii Tobacco Prevention & Control Trust Fund
Kosasa Family Fund
Omidyar Ohana Fund
Richard Smart Fund
Stupski Family Fund
Connecting for Success awarded 15 grants to 10 public middle schools and their community partners. Over three years, grantees are developing practices that increase students’ connections to school, reaching approximately 1,500 high-need middle school students to improve their attendance and academic performance while reducing the likelihood that they will engage in risky behaviors.
In 2011, with the support of the Omidyar Ohana Fund, HCF formed a partnership with the State of Hawaii to transform how government does business with and for Hawaii’s citizens. This large-scale 12-year initiative assists in the effective, efficient and convenient delivery of programs and services to the public through business process transformation and information technology modernization.
Recognizing that some of Hawaii’s toughest challenges require wide-reaching solutions, and knowing that we can do more by working together than apart, HCF partners with other organizations to achieve greater leverage for addressing community needs.
Through collaborative residencies, artists and teachers co-plan ways to weave art into the public school curriculum and help make learning experiential. As a result, students gain greater access to arts education and teachers’ capacity to teach both the arts and the existing curriculum is increased.
The Hawaii Environmental Funders Group (EFG) is a network of philanthropic individuals and institutions engaged in active, substantial grantmaking in the Hawaiian Islands. Convened and organized by HCF, the EFG’s purpose is to foster collaboration between members and to steadily increase the amount of philanthropic support for environmental and sustainability efforts in Hawaii. Since its establishment in 2009, EFG’s collective giving has more than doubled from $4.9 million to $10.8 million.
HCF partners with the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) to administer two HTA funded grant programs. HTA’s Natural Resources Program and Kūkulu Ola: Living Hawaiian Culture Program fund projects within the community that advance the goals of preserving Hawaii’s natural resources and perpetuating Native Hawaiian culture.
The Hawaii Legislature created this fund in 1999 from a portion of the money awarded to the state as a result of the multi-million dollar settlement with the tobacco industry. Under a contract with the Hawaii State Department of Health, HCF administers community grants to support tobacco prevention and cessation, which includes the Hawaii Tobacco Quitline, advocacy efforts, program evaluations, and a statewide communications campaign.
In 2013, the Hawaii Children’s Trust Fund (HCTF) celebrated its 20th anniversary. Since its inception by the Hawaii Legislature in 1993, HCTF has been a public-private partnership with the Hawaii State Department of Health to support programs aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect through grants for direct services, community events, public awareness, and advocacy. Community programs are primarily supported by a generous gift from the C.N. Wodehouse Hawaii Children’s Trust Fund Trust.
Through this pooled fund, HCF, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, HTA, and the Weissman Family Foundation provided more than $1.9 million in direct grant support for habitat restoration projects led by local communities. The partnership has restored fishponds, stream banks, wetlands, and other sites at over 30 locations throughout the island chain.
This five-year, $5 million initiative is funded by HCF and managed by the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools. It is designed to support a cohort of independent schools in transforming their learning environments and teaching strategies to better prepare students for work and citizenship in the 21st century. Now in its final year, the initiative has captured national attention including being highlighted as a model project by the National Association of Independent Schools. The unique partnership also resulted in an annual Schools of the Future conference that has grown to over 1,000 educators from private and public schools.
The Hawaii Community Foundation distributed more than $43 million in grants and contracts into the community from over 650 funds established by individuals, families and businesses who care about making Hawaii a better place.
A total investment of $4.5 million to overhaul the state government’s business processes and technology infrastructure garnered $120 million in state funds appropriated toward the transformation.
Hawaii Youth Opportunities Initiative, helping youth transition from foster care to become successful adults, partnered with HCF, government agencies and youth board members to pass a law that extends voluntary care up to age 21.
The Fresh Water Initiative met its $1 million launch goal and is convening key leaders to develop a Blueprint for Action in 2014.
In its first round, FLEX awarded $2.9 million in unrestricted support to 176 high-performing nonprofits.
Through the Connecting for Success program, 15 grants supporting 10 middle schools and their partners will reach 1,500 at-risk students with services to help them stay in school.
Through HCF’s leadership and the support of nonprofits and community members, House Bill 430 was signed into law, eliminating the charitable deduction cap from the Hawaii income tax.
Fifteen funders contributed over $12 million for a three-year Pathways to Resilient Communities initiative to focus on vulnerable populations in Hawaii.
Last year, your collective generosity supported the community in these areas:
|Program area||Totals (of Areas)|
|Arts & Culture||$3,757,470|
|Arts, Culture & Humanities|
|Civil Rights/Civil Liberties|
|Philanthropy & Volunteerism|
|Education & Youth||$7,568,680|
|Early Childhood Education|
|Recreation & Sports|
|Scholarships (HCF funds only)||$2,108,018|
*Includes expenses related to the implementation of various programs and contracts. Does not include $10,521,230 in grants administered on behalf of private foundation and other clients.
The 2013 Distribution of Grants and Contracts, along with audited financial statements will be available after September 1, 2014, at HawaiiCommunityFoundation.org.
In 2013, HCF distributed $43,998,657 to the community from gifts made by our donors, clients and partners.
Planned gifts to the Hawaii Community Foundation have meaning and impact for years to come. Donors who remember HCF through a will, trust or other testamentary plan are invited to join the Legacy Society, recognizing this special form of lasting philanthropy.
Creating a Legacy
HCF Legacy Society members Myrna and Richard Cundy are passionate about helping the children of Hawaii, especially those of Hawaiian ancestry or born in the islands.
The following individuals, organizations, foundations, and trusts made contributions to the Hawaii Community Foundation valued at $1,000 or more in 2013. We also acknowledge the gifts of those donors who have requested to remain anonymous.
Bank of America Matching Gifts Program
Carlsmith Ball, LLP
Daijingu Temple of Hawaii
Economy Plumbing & Sheetmetal, Inc
First Wind Energy, LLC
Garland Westfall Estate
Hale Hulu Mamo
Itochu International, Inc.
James Campbell Company
K. Taniguchi Ltd.
Lanai Oil Company
Ma Ka Hana Ka Ike
National Japanese American Historical Society
Oceanic Time Warner Cable
Pacific Business News
RB Tahoe, LLC
Saiva Siddhanta Church
The Business Journals
Waianae District Comprehensive Health & Hospital Board, Inc.
Yuko Okutsu State Veterans Home
Andrea & Robert McTamaney, Goldman Sachs Gives
Bandel & Paula Carano Trust
C. N. Wodehouse Hawaii Children’s Trust Fund Trust
The Cooke Foundation awarded—and HCF administered—over $1 million in 2013 to Hawaii nonprofits working in the arts, culture, humanities, education, the environment, and human services.
Cooke Foundation Trustees and Alternate Trustees L-R: Dale S. Bachman, Edith Cooke, Amber Strong Makaiau, Catherine Cooke, Bob Cowell, Charles C. Spalding, Lynne Johnson, Caroline Bond Davis, Lissa Dunford, Boyd Davis Bond, Sage Spalding, Tyler Spalding
Donald Kawane Donor Advised Fund
Elizabeth Steele, Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
F. S. and Mary Lyman Trust
G.R. Carter Unitrust
Hana Maui Trust
James H. Greene, Jr. Fund, Greene Van Arsdale Foundation
Kilgo Charitable Trust
Lahainaluna High School Foundation
Nadine N. Moseley Foundation
Pablo & Nathalie Salame, Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Richard L. & Virginia M. Fischer Foundation
The A.C. Kobayashi Family Foundation
Van Konynenburg Foundation
Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
Zierk Family Foundation
Hawaii Community Foundation offers a wide range of funds to provide maximum flexibility to meet the philanthropic goals of our clients and the needs of our community.
New funds in bold
***scholarships and community grants
Anderson-Beck Kokua a Ulu Fund
D. Otani Produce Charitable Fund
The Gee Family Fund
Darien and Darrin Gee created a donor advised fund at HCF with the hope of involving their children Maya, Eric and Luke in giving decisions as they grow older.
As Darien, mom, explains, “We can each identify organizations or causes that call to us, and then discuss it as a family before we donate.”
Donald & Joann Kawane Family Charitable Fund
Dr. Ric Education, Arts, and Culture Fund
GuavaGar Westfall Kauai Charitable Fund
Hale Uluwehi Kauai Fund
Hawaii Life Charitable Fund
Mama Bernadette Memorial Fund
THE MICHAEL AND TOMOKO MALAGHAN FUND
Through the Michael and Tomoko Malaghan Fund, a donor advised fund at HCF, the Malaghans enjoy supporting programs that help people help themselves. Some of these include community school scholarships, small loans for single moms to buy cars, and wells in developing countries.
Sea Salts of Hawaii Fund
Serendipity II Fund
Sophie DeLoria Foundation Fund
Stanley & Renee Tomono Family Fund
Starlit Walk Future Fund
Wesley R. & Phyllis E. Segawa Family Fund
Horne Family Fund
Leonilda Kekuewa Chang Fund
Ralph K. Nakamura Kupuna Support Fund
The Sekiya of Fukuoka/Hawaii Endowment Fund was established to support educational programs at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (JCCH), particularly between Fukuoka, Japan and Hawaii. The Sekiyas were honored by JCCH in 2012 for their leadership, service and generous support.
L-R: Betsy and T. Raymond Sekiya
The Haus Fund
ABC Stores Kauai Charitable Fund
County of Kauai Fund
Daniel K. Inouye Institute Fund
First Wind Community Fund
Hawaii Tourism Authority Fund
Myrna Lian & Richard Lee Cundy Fund
NOAA Partnership Fund
North Kauai Fund
Pathways to Resilient Communities Fund
Albert & Dorothy Shigekuni Scholarship Fund
Dr. Moon Park is surrounded by some of the students who received scholarships in 2013 from the Dr. & Mrs. Moon Park Scholarship Fund, set up to assist employees (or the children of employees) of Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLP and/or Pan Pacific Pathologists.
L-R: Cody McBrayer, Richard Pajarillos, Dr. Moon Park, Caila Westlake, Ferd Nicko Pelaez, Megan Allen, and Carla Marie Cuizon.
Guy Toyama Memorial Scholarship Fund
Hilton Grand Vacations Scholarship for the Asia Pacific Junior Cup Fund
Kamp Scholarship Fund
INSPIRING FUTURE GENERATIONS
Scholarship donor Sara Miura chats with Darcie Yukimura, Senior Philanthropic Services Officer, Kauai and recalls: “My scholarship fund was very tailored and unique; HCF helped me realize my vision.”
Robert & Peggy Tanaka Scholarship Fund
Walt Dulaney & George Kon Scholarship Fund
William Lew Scholarship Fund
Aiea General Hospital Association Scholarship Fund**
Gear Up Hawaii Scholarship Fund*
Some funds at the Hawaii Community Foundation have advisory committees made up of thoughtful community leaders who provide their expertise to support the Board of Governors with grantmaking.
Pictured L-R: Fred Koehnen, Brian Iwata, Carol Ignacio, Alan Okamoto, Roberta Chu
Pictured L-R: Dr. Kenneth Nakamura, Dr. Brian Wu, Dr. David Easa, Dr. Laurence Rotkin, Dr. Elizabeth Tam, Dr. James Lumeng
The Board of Governors establishes policy, sets organization-wide priorities and program strategies, and ensures that the financial stewardship and operations of the Hawaii Community Foundation are conducted with integrity and accountability.
We wish to thank our Board of Governors for its insight and leadership during the year. We bid aloha to governors Charlie King and Colbert Matsumoto, and are pleased to welcome new governors Kimberly W. Dey and Katherine G. Richardson.
President & CEO
The Learning Coalition
Vice Chairman & CIO
First Hawaiian Bank
Loyalty Enterprises, Ltd.
President & CEO (Retired)
Alert Holdings Group, Inc.
The Bernhard Osher Foundation
President & CEO
YMCA of Honolulu
Charles B. Wang international Foundation
The Grossman Charitable Foundation
DGM Group, Inc.
President & CEO
First Hawaiian Bank
Chairman, President & CEO
Bank of Hawaii
Jenkins Eye Care
The Daniel K. Inouye Institute Fund
President & CEO
KTA Superstores & K. Taniguchi, Ltd.
General Partner & Co-Founder
Worldview Technology Partners
President & CEO
Leadership Councils help Neighbor Island staff further the Hawaii Community Foundation’s mission. These community-minded volunteers open doors to form new partnerships and provide advice on issues relevant to their respective islands.
Volunteer scholarship ambassadors have the difficult task of reviewing and making recommendations for scholarship awards for over 190 funds. Made up of community members, educators and past scholarship recipients, these dedicated volunteers truly understand the impact that education can have on an individual’s future.
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Senior Philanthropic Services Officer – Hawaii Island
Senior Program Assistant Omidyar Initiatives
VP & Chief Financial Officer
Director of Philanthropy Advancement
Executive Assistant to the Vice President & COO
Senior Program Assistant
Senior Scholarship Associate
Senior Philanthropic Services Program Officer
Front Office Administrator
Knowledge & Learning Associate
Senior Scholarship Administrator
Executive Assistant to the VP of Philanthropic Services
Philanthropic Services Assistant Hawai‘i Island
Philanthropic Services Assistant
Director of Programs Omidyar Initiatives
Knowledge Management Specialist
Vice President of Knowledge, Evaluation and Learning
Senior Communications Officer Omidyar Initiatives
Director of Philanthropic Services
Senior Grants Manager
Associate Director of Communications
Philanthropic Services Assistant – Kauai
Vice President of Communications
Senior Development Officer
Director of Programs
Senior Program Assistant
Vice President of Programs
Planned Giving Associate
Client Support Officer
Senior Philanthropic Services Officer – Maui County
Executive Assistant to the VP of Programs
Vice President of Philanthropy & General Counsel
Executive Assistant to the VP of Philanthropy & General Counsel
Philanthropic Services Program Officer
Vice President of Philanthropic Services
Program Assistant Environmental & Sustainability
Program Director Environment & Sustainability
President & CEO
Director of Family Philanthropy
Philanthropic Services Officer Maui County
Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Philanthropic Services Assistant
Senior Philanthropic Services Assistant
Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
Senior Philanthropic Services Officer – Kauai
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