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Aina Nalu fundraiser to support Lahaina Complex Tutor Project

By Staff | May 4, 2017

The Aina Nalu Wine & Silent Auction Fundraiser is set for Saturday, May 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Aina Nalu Pavilion in Lahaina Town. Proceeds support the very successful Lahaina Complex Tutor Project. PHOTO BY CHELSEA TRIMPER, THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA.

LAHAINA – The Aina Nalu Wine & Silent Auction Fundraiser, a benefit for the Lahaina Complex Tutor Project, will be held on Saturday, May 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the beautiful Aina Nalu Pavilion in Lahaina Town.

Aina Nalu condo owners are proud sponsors of this gala event. Silent auction items up for bid include hotel and condo stays, ocean activities, golf, many works by local artists, jewelry and gift certificates from many fine restaurants and hotels.

Tickets to the fundraiser can be purchased online at pfee.org or by contacting Barbara Potts at 344-5008. Tickets are $60 per person.

The ticket price includes two glasses of wine, pupus and entertainment by Kaniela Q.

The Lahaina Complex Tutor Project was founded by, and has been managed by, Pat and Richard Endsley for 16 years. There are many success stories of the tutoring program.

Several outstanding Lahainaluna High School athletes have been in the tutoring programs and have graduated with scholarships to attend universities on the Mainland.

Many of the LHS math tutors for the grades 4 and 7-8 math programs have graduated with honors and have received scholarships to universities in Hawaii and on the Mainland.

The tutor project believes in early intervention for reading and math with supportive rigorous enrichment curriculum instructional lessons for students in grades 3-8 at no cost to students.

Next year, a new mathematics program for students in grade nine at Lahainaluna High School will be launched.

The project’s goal is to increase literacy for Lahaina keiki in grades 3-9.

The goal for the 2017 fundraiser is to raise $25,000, surpassing the 2015 fundraiser that donated $22,000 to the program to help defray costs.

Bus transportation for students to and from tutoring sessions, duplication of instructional materials, supplies and snacks are just some of the mounting costs each year.