Generations Build Brighter Futures

chairman, president and CEO of First Hawaiian Bank

Yes, we can. And yes, we do.

First Hawaiian Bank and its employees take great care in serving the community. With the team’s generosity, our annual Kokua Mai employee giving campaign was a tremendous success. I’m pleased to report that our staff donated $932,310 to 38 nonprofit organizations in Hawai‘i, Guam and Saipan with a remarkable 99% participation rate. I can’t thank the team enough for their ongoing commitment to this effort.

First Hawaiian Bank employees Joy Moriguchi, Jennifer Kuang and Larissa Kimura volunteer at the Genki Ala Wai Project, one of the various organizations the institution works with in its annual Kokua Mai employee giving campaign. PHOTO COURTESY FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK

As we celebrate our 165th anniversary, we reflect on the bank’s history of giving back to the communities we serve.As a snapshot of these efforts, over the last 10 years FHB’s contributions totaled $50,975,620, which includes donating funds, employee time and inkind resources. I’m constantly inspired by the culture of care fostered by our employees and passed along from our retirees to our newest team members.

In addition to our Kokua Mai campaign in 2022, First Hawaiian Bank’s charitable efforts included supporting causes that meet human service needs, provide educational opportunities and improve the lives of Hawai‘i’s youth through its foundation and bank-wide initiatives.

First Hawaiian Bank employees celebrate the diversity in its community by walking alongside other supporters in the Honolulu Pride Parade. PHOTO COURTESY FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK

Highlights from 2022 included a $250,000 donation to support the construction of Pu‘uhonua o Wai‘anae Farm Village, a self-organized village of 250 unhoused people. This single project will reduce unsheltered residents on O‘ahu by more than 10%. Employees also gave back through sweat equity opportunities with our Community Care program. This initiative partners employees with organizations that need manpower, whether it’s helping with painting and construction or packing boxes of donations for distribution. Last year, we partnered with a variety of organizations including the National Kidney Foundation, Special Olympics Hawai‘i, Boys & Girls Club of Hawai‘i, the Genki Ala Wai Project and more.

First Hawaiian Bank’s commitment to serving the community is important to me, and I’d like to thank our employees — past and present — for their continued desire to make a difference. As a milestone year for First Hawaiian, we recognize these efforts to build healthier communities where we live, work and play.

We look toward the future with excitement for new partnerships, innovative ways to enrich the lives of our youth and kūpuna, and opportunities to strengthen the islands we call home.