$85,000 For Grants, Area Scholarships
Turtle Bay Foundation awarded $85,000 in grants and college scholarships to North Shore and Ko‘olauloa nonprofits and worthy students. In its second year, the awards represent a 73-percent increase in total awardees and 70-percent increase in combined financial support.
At the presentation ceremony Dec. 2 at Turtle Bay Resort’s Surfer, the Bar, a total of 41 nonprofits and 23 college-bound students benefitted from the organization’s fundraising efforts, which include financial support as well as in-kind services.
“We’re building a tradition of providing support where it’s needed and earned on the North Shore, and are delighted to be helping so many more nonprofits and college students this year with grants and scholarships,” said foundation board member and Turtle Bay Resort vice president and general manager Danna Holck.
“These nonprofit groups and college students are committed to a better and brighter future for life on the North Shore, and we’re pleased to help them advance their work and fulfill their dreams.”
Nonprofits receiving grants include groups supporting education or job training, environmental stewardship, Hawaiian cultural preservation, health care, and sports or recreation.
Central Oahu area students receiving scholarship winners are listed as follows:
Kahuku High: Leilani Adolpho, Nu‘umau Cole-man, Ocean Eale, Madison Geisser, Tasha Kahaulelio, Tiffany Kahaulelio, Kelsey Ann Mamizuka, Tuli-Lefefe Wily Matagi, Hannah Miller, Kahea Pirrone, Kawika Vendiola, Brittany Waite, Sasha Yamada, Elena Yoshida; Waialua High: William Blaser, Carlyann Butz, Leah Kaaua-Acordo, Kiana Pa‘akaula Reis;
Leilehua High: Kilia Chillingworth, Kawohi-onalani Jenkins, Richmond Jenkins;
Mililani High: Nicole Raymundo;
Punahou School: Saitui Moea‘i.