Hot Shots – 4/28/21
$100,000 Grant Is Sweet Music For HYS
The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation awarded a $100,000 grant to Hawai‘i Youth Symphony on April 18. It will fund scholarships for families in need, and advance HYS’ initiatives to serve under-resourced communities. Pictured are (front, from left) students Erin Nishi and Sewon Park; (middle) student Stephanie Yoshida, foundation executive director Tertia Freas, trustees Cathy Ching, Elizabeth Hokada and Ken Okamoto, and student Audrey Danko; and (back) HYS director of orchestral activities Joe Stepec, HYS president Randy Wong and HYS director of advancement Rudy Rückmann.
PHOTO COURTESY HAWAI‘I YOUTH SYMPHONY
PepsiCo Donates To Restaurant Foundation
PepsiCo Foundation presented a $5,000 grant to Hawai‘i Restaurant Association Educational Foundation in a ceremony held on April 21 at Sky Waikīkī. The nonprofit is focused on inspiring Hawai‘i’s youth to consider careers in the restaurant and hospitality industries. Pictured are (from left) Chris Yankowski, past president of HRA Educational Foundation; Hide Sakurai, past president of HRA Educational Foundation; Ryan Sobota, PepsiCo Hawai‘i market director; and Rockey Bustamante, PepsiCo Hawai‘i foodservice sales manager.
PHOTO COURTESY HAWAI‘I RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION