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24 Local Nonprofits Receive Record $570,913 from Bank of Hawaii Employees and Retirees

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

HONOLULU, HAWAII – Bank of Hawaii employees and retirees raised a record $570,913 for 24 nonprofits. This far surpassed the goal of $525,000 for the bank’s 2012 Employee Giving Campaign. The campaign ran for five weeks from Sept. 10 through Oct. 12, 2012.

The annual giving campaign began in 2010, and each year the employees vote to select the beneficiaries. Since then employees and retirees have raised a total of $1,563,166 for 33 local organizations.

Donations were awarded during a luncheon today. The selected beneficiary organizations and the allocated amounts are as follows:

Aloha United Way: $120,043
American Cancer Society /Hawaii Pacific, Inc. – Hope Lodge: $16,054
American Red Cross, Guam Chapter: $10,530
American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter: $16,517
Assets School: $15,532
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii: $16,076
Catholic Charities Hawai‘i: $25,760
Child & Family Service: $15,275
Children’s Alliance of Hawai‘i, Inc.: $9,326
Domestic Violence Action Center: $13,125
Friendly Isle United Fund: $2,935
Hawaii Foodbank, Inc.: $32,890
Hawaii Island United Way: $10,728
Hawaii Meals on Wheels, Inc.: $46,917
Hawaiian Humane Society: $42,082
Hospice Hawai‘i: $44,518
Kauai United Way: $8,120
Maui United Way: $17,730
Parents And Children Together (PACT): $14,876
Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii: $16,336
Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation: $16,623
Queen’s Cancer Center: $30,959
Salvation Army, Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division: $18,278
Straub Clinic & Hospital Burn Unit: $9,683

Peter Ho, Bank of Hawaii chairman, president and CEO, said, “This campaign is special because it’s driven by our employees. They choose the organizations and they can allocate their donations among multiple beneficiaries. They do an amazing job, and this year far exceeded the goal that was set. We also had more than three dozen internal fundraisers, some of which were creative and some that were high in calories. It was fun for the employees and a great result for the community.”

The Bank of Hawaii Employee Giving Campaign is just one of many community service projects that Bank of Hawaii participates in throughout the year. Highlights of Bank of Hawaii’s community giving include:

  • Employees across the company devote personal time to represent the company at community service events, which are held at least once a week. Throughout 2012, more than 11,500 hours of sweat equity were donated to various nonprofits by Bank of Hawaii employees.
  • With donations from the bank, Bank of Hawaii Foundation, and employees and retirees, Bank of Hawaii’s combined giving to the community this year is $2.5 million.
  • Bank of Hawaii also created its annual Bank of Hawaii Community Walk as a way to support nonprofit organizations that lack the resources to hold their own.

    • This year, employees and retirees raised more than $158,000 for the Community Walk.
    • In addition to $136,461 that was raised at the Oahu Community Walk for the Honolulu Zoo Society, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii, and Variety School of Hawaii, employees in Maui County and on Kauai and Hawaii Island raised money through their participating in the Visitor Industry Charity Walk.
    • Since its inception in 2007, the Community Walk has raised almost $900,000 for local nonprofits.

2012 BOH Employee Giving Campaign check presentation (from left): Bank of Hawaii Chairman, President and CEO Peter Ho, 2012 Campaign Co-Chair and BOH Sr. Executive Vice President of Investment Services Group Vince Barfield, Bank of Hawaii Foundation President Donna Tanoue, and 2012 Campaign Co-Chair and BOH Sr. Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking Group Jim Polk.