Hot Shots – 12/27/17

EIH BRAH Awards Scholarships

Three outstanding Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai‘i youth were awarded 2017 EIH BRAH (Educated in Hawai‘i, Born and Raised as Hawaiian) scholarships to support their college education at University of Hawai‘i. Funding was made possible through generous donations by Neill and Elizabeth Char, Brad Char, Frank and Shan Wert, Kevin and Lori Sakamoto, Jason Ideta and Gerald Kim. Pictured are (from left) John Fink, KFVE general manager; Neill Char, EIH BRAH founder and First Hawaiian Bank SVP and Private Banking division manager; scholarship recipients Mary Garrison, Victoria Cuba and Ruth Santos; Shan Wirt; Dennis Brown, president, of Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai‘i; and Kevin Sakamoto. PHOTO COURTESY NEILL CHAR

Joy of Food & Wine Celebrates 20 Years

REHAB Foundation celebrated the 20th anniversary of Joy of Food & Wine, supporting Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific’s mission to rebuild lives. To date, the event has raised more than $2.2 million to support the rehabilitative needs of individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities. Dr. Laurie Tom, Joy of Food & Wine event chair, was recognized for her 20 years of leadership by the foundation and hospital board of directors. Pictured are (from left) Raymond Ono, board chairman, REHAB Hospital; Janice Luke Loo, board vice-chair, REHAB Foundation; Dr. Laurie Tom and Stanford Carr, REHAB Foundation. PHOTO COURTESY CHAZ HENDRICKSON, ACES XP LLC