Hot Shots – 3/2/16


Food Drive Celebrates 27 Years

Hawaii Foodbank launched the 27th annual statewide Food Drive at Hilton Hawaiian Village Jan. 28. Pictured are (from left) iHeart Media promotions director Richardo Rosas, First Hawaiian Bank advertising manager Susan Soken, food drive chairwoman Sheri Rolf, Hawaii News Now general manager Rick Blangiardi, Food-bank chairwoman Linda Takayama, HNN creative services manager Melanie Joseph, FHB marketing offi cer Cindy Ing, iHeart Media promotions director Tiffany Garrett, and Foodbank president and CEO Gerald Shintaku. PHOTO FROM HAWAII FOODBANK


Enterprise Fuels Hotel Industry

Enterprise Holdings Foundation donated $10,000 to Hawaii Hotel Industry Foundation Feb. 23. Pictured are (from left) Enterprise sales executive Earl Cachola, Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association executive director Karen Wataru-Nakaoka, Enterprise vice president-Hawaii Chris Sbarbaro, Enterprise account manager Joslyn Bantilan, and Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort general manager and Statewide Charity Walk chairman Dean Nakasone. PHOTO BY ANTHONY CONSILLIO


Clarence T.C. Ching Supports UHF

Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation donated $90,000 to University of Hawaii Foundation to fund scholarships for students who completed their fi rst year in the Lunalilo Scholars Program, which provides fi nancially at-risk students with one year of tuition, mentors and tutors during their fi rst year of college. Pictured are (from left) Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation trustee Robert T. Fujioka, chairman John K. Tsui, trustee Catherine H.Q. Ching and trustee Kenneth Okamoto. PHOTO BY SCOTT NISHI, UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII


HNB Raises $5K For Salvation Army

Hawaii National Bank raised $5,414.60 during the second annual Four-Corner Red Kettle Challenge last December. Pictured are (from left) Salvation Army community development manager Tatsu Sasaki, Salvation Army divisional executive director of development Jennifer Hee, Hawaii National Bank product and marketing coordinator Kanoe Takitani-Puahi, and Hawaii National Bank president and chief operating offi cer Bryan Luke. PHOTO FROM HAWAII NATIONAL BANK


Teach For America Honors Hirono

U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono was honored with the Teach For America Congressional Champion Award Feb. 8 for her efforts to expand educational opportunities for students in Hawaii, as well as the nation. Pictured are (from left) Kelly Broughan, Meilan Akaka Manfre, Jill Baldemor, Hirono, Trever Asam, Lindsey Bailey and Dane Carlson. PHOTO FROM SEN. HIRONO’S OFFICE


Funds For 2016 AUW Campaign

Aloha Air Cargo donated $10,000 to Aloha United Way to jumpstart its 2016 campaign. The funds will help support Boy Scouts of America Aloha Council, Girl Scouts of Hawaii, Ronald McDonald House Hawaii, Easter Seals Hawaii and American Cancer Society Inc. Pictured are (from left) Aloha Air Cargo director of cargo operations Paul Apuna, UPS division manager Thomas Kiyabu, Aloha United Way president and CEO Cindy Adams, and Aloha Air Cargo director of sales and marketing Marcus Miura. PHO-


Airline Gives To Cancer Center

Hawaiian Airlines presented a $25,000 check to ‘Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Center Network Jan. 26. Pictured are (from left) Hawaiian Airlines fl ight attendant and breast cancer survivor Kuata Ofoia, ‘Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Center Network’s project specialist Amanda Allison and project director JoAnn Tsark, Hawaiian Airlines fl ight attendant and breast cancer survivor Moana AhYuen Wheelon, and Papa Ola Lokahi executive director Sharlene Chun-Lum. PHOTO FROM HAWAIIAN AIRLINES


Burger King, AUW Work Together

Burger King Hawaii and Aloha United Way partnered for The Angel Tree Program and raised more than $14,000 for The Salvation Army last year. Pictured are (from left) Aloha United Way president and CEO Cindy Adams, Salvation Army divisional leader– Hawaiian and Pacifi c Island Division Maj. John Chamess and Kazi Restaurants of Hawaii managing director Denise Yamauchi. PHOTO BY MONIKA LINNAMAGI