Twenty non-profits receive $1 million from Bank of Hawaii and its employees
HONOLULU — Bank of Hawaii employees raised more than $470,000 during the bank’s inaugural Employee Giving Campaign throughout October 2010 to benefit 20 local nonprofit organizations.
Themed “Making a Difference,” employees were allowed to choose the 20 organizations to be included in the campaign: Aloha United Way; Hawaii Meals on Wheels; Alzheimer’s Association, Aloha Chapter; Hawaii Meth Project; American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter; Hawaii Nature Center; Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Council; Hawaiian Humane Society; Catholic Charities Hawaii; Hospice Hawaii; Child & Family Service; Kauai United Way; Friendly Isle United Fund; Maui United Way; Good Beginnings Alliance; PBS Hawaii “Hiki No”; Hawaii Foodbank Inc.; Salvation Army, Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division; Hawaii Island United Way; and Teach For America.
BOH employees and retirees were able to donate to one organization or spread their donation among many.
Their efforts were supplemented by an additional $530,000 from Bank of Hawaii to celebrate the success of this inaugural campaign.
Donations — awarded during a luncheon on Jan. 10 — ranged from $5,000 to more than $280,000 for each of the beneficiary organizations.
Peter Ho, Bank of Hawaii chairman and CEO, said, “The 20 beneficiaries are great representatives of the terrific work that the not-for-profit community does every day. They are hugely important to so many people in our community. I’m proud of the support our employees have made to their efforts.”