BOH Senior Vice President Galen Nakamura and BOH Senior Vice President Curtis Tom present the 2016 Bank of Hawaii Foundation Mike Lyons Maui Community Award to Art Vento, CEO of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Not pictured: Steve Hire of the Maui AIDS Foundation. Photo courtesy of Bank of Hawaii Foundation.
HONOLULU, HAWAII –
Maui AIDS Foundation and Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC) are the recipients of this years Bank of Hawaii Foundation Mike Lyons Maui Community Award. The award recognizes outstanding leadership of nonprofits providing benefits for residents of Maui County, especially for low- to moderate-income individuals and families. Maui AIDS Foundation received $10,000; MACC received $20,000.
Founded in 1988, Maui AIDS Foundation is the only comprehensive HIV/AIDS organization in Maui County providing free screening and prevention education, while assisting more than 400 AIDS clients with a number of services, including links to medical care and medications, housing assistance, food, and emotional and educational support.
Maui Arts & Cultural Center seeks to inspire the community through personal and shared experiences of the arts by providing access, education and exposure to a wide range of performances and exhibitions. More than 25,000 people visit the gallery for free each year, including more than 2,000 students who also receive access to special educational opportunities such as tours and demonstrations from visiting artists.
This is the 13th annual Bank of Hawaii Foundation Mike Lyons Maui Community Award presentation, which has distributed $235,000 to 27 nonprofit recipients since its inception in 2004. The award was named after the late, retired Bank of Hawaii Senior Vice President and Maui District Manager Michael H. Lyons II, who served as a role model for community service.
Last years recipients were A Cup of Cold Water, Tri-Isle Resource Conservation and Development Council and Women Helping Women. To see a full list of prior recipients, click here.