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Hot Shots – 1/31/18

HLTA Walk Benefits 128 Nonprofits

Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association — through its nonprofit arm, Hawai‘i Hotel Industry Foundation — distributed funds to 128 charities on O‘ahu at its annual post-Visitor Industry Charity Walk presentation ceremony at Ala Moana Hotel’s Hibiscus Room. Pictured are (back, from left) Glenn Vergara, vice chairman, HLTA; Mufi Hannemann, president and CEO, HLTA; Scott Ingwers, chairman, HLTA; and (front) Debbie Lunning and Dan Ko, Youth for Christ USA.


Kaiser Gives $190,000 To Charities

Kaiser Permanente Hawai‘i awarded four local organizations a combined $190,000 in community benefit grant funding. The organizations — including Mental Health America of Hawai‘i and Aloha Medical Mission — are working to improve access to health care and promote healthy lifestyles, with a focus on serving low-income and vulnerable communities. Pictured are (back, from left) Garret Sugai, vice president of health plan services and administration, Kaiser Permanente Hawai‘i; Dr. Mendel Sato, dental director, Aloha Medical Mission; (front) Toni Muranaka, executive director, Aloha Medical Mission; and Dr. Lisa Grininger, Kaiser Permanente Hawai‘i.