Bank of Hawaii Employees Select 237 Nonprofits to Receive $218,750

Bank of Hawaii Foundation donates $125 to the nonprofit of choice per employee as part of its 125th-anniversary celebration


August 5th, 2022

Bank of Hawaii announces today that it has contributed $218,750 to 237 nonprofits selected by its employees across Hawaii and the West Pacific region. As part of the company’s yearlong 125th anniversary, every Bank of Hawaii employee was invited to select a nonprofit to which Bank of Hawaii Foundation would make a $125 donation.

“Bank of Hawaii employees care deeply about the place we call home and enthusiastically support hundreds of nonprofits to build a more vibrant future for everyone,” said Momi Akimseu, SVP, Bank of Hawaii Foundation president & community and employee engagement manager at Bank of Hawaii. “It’s a joy to celebrate our 125th anniversary contributing to causes that are meaningful to our employees and that make a difference in our community.”

The 237 nonprofits Bank of Hawaii employees selected span a wide range of organizations working to strengthen Hawaii by supporting vulnerable members of our society; easing financial hardship for local families; advancing a just, diverse, equitable and inclusive community; protecting and preserving the environment, and helping keiki and youth reach their full potential. Child & Family Service, Lanakila Meals on Wheels and K9 Kokua were among the top three nonprofits where employees directed their giving. For a full list of organizations by location, click here.

“We’re humbled our mission to provide direct outreach to the dogs of the houseless population on Oahu and Maui and those affected by domestic violence resonates with so many Bank of Hawai‘i employees,” said Kale Lyman, executive director and senior volunteer of K9 Kokua. “With their support, we can change the lives of more dogs and help more families get back on their feet. This means everything to those struggling to remain safe, healthy and most importantly, together, during the toughest of times."

“We’re deeply grateful to Bank of Hawaii and its employees for their generous support of our mission to strengthen families and foster the healthy development of keiki across Hawaii,” said Karen Tan, President & CEO of Child & Family Service. “This gift allows us to ensure we can continue to help families plan for a thriving future and care for all generations of their ohana.”

“Kūpuna are among the most vulnerable members of our community, and we work hard to ensure no senior goes hungry,” said Rona Fukumoto, President and CEO, Lanakila Pacific. “Bank of Hawaii’s support allows us to continue delivering nutritious meals to thousands of individuals, our keiki and up to kūpuna, across O‘ahu.”

Incorporated on Dec. 17, 1897, Bank of Hawaii has been committed to strengthening communities through philanthropic support, hands-on volunteerism, sponsorships, board participation and employee giving. Every year, Bank of Hawaii employees and retirees also raise funds to support nonprofit organizations during its Live Kōkua Giving Campaign, scheduled for later this year, and contribute thousands of hours volunteering in many community efforts.

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