Hot Shots – 3/6/24

Festival Raises Funds For Food Bank

The SJ Foundation, a nonprofit that produces the Waikīkī SPAM JAM Festival, donated $32,500 to Hawai‘i Foodbank. The funds were raised at last year’s SPAM JAM. Pictured are (from left) Laura Kay Rand, vice president and chief impact o˛ cer, Hawai‘i Foodbank; Barbara Campbell, president and founder, Waikīkī SPAM JAM; Toby Tamaye, marketing director, Waikīkī SPAM JAM; and Danny Schlag, director of marketing and communications, Hawai‘i Foodbank. PHOTO COURTESY WAIKĪKĪ SPAM JAM

Gift Supports Maui Wildfires Relief

Buddha’s Light International Association raised $200,000 for those affected by the 2023 Maui wild~ res. Pictured (from left) are Venerable Abbess YiHung, Fo Guang Shan Hawai‘i; Bishop Toshiyuki Umitani, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai‘i; the Rev. Robert Nakamura, Myokoji Koyasan Shingon Mission; and Lt. Gov. Sylvia Luke. PHOTO COURTESY SHIRLEY LUM

Company Gives Back To Community

Hawai‘i-Western Management Group presented Aloha United Way with $15,000 comprised of associate and company contributions. HWMG is a local company that provides health plan administration for Hawai‘i Medical Assurance Association and other clients. Pictured (from left) are Paul Kaiser, president, HWMG; Jenna Richards, business development manager, Aloha United Way; Emmaly Calibraro, vice president of resource development, Aloha United Way; and Laurie Jim, chief financial officer, HWMG. PHOTO COURTESY HWMG