Hot Shots – 4/11/18

Prince Lot Hula Festival Wins Award

Honolulu City Council recognized Moanalua Gardens Foundation with a proclamation for winning the aio Media Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Award for Best Tourism Events-Heritage and Cultural Event for the annual Prince Lot Hula Festival. Pictured are (front row, from left) Councilman Trevor Ozawa, MGF secretary/treasurer Charles M. Cooke IV, MGF director Aaron M. Stewart, Councilwoman Carol Fukunaga, MGF executive director and president Alexander Alika Jamile, MGF managing director Pauline Worsham, MGF directors Steven Y. Onoue and William H. Page, and (back) MGF director Brendon Kaleiaina Lee, and Councilmembers Ernie Martin, Kymberly Marcos Pine, Ann Kobayashi, Ron Menor, Brandon Elefante and Joey Manahan.


GIFT Foundation Awards $200,000

In 2017, GIFT Foundation of Hawai‘i awarded more than $200,000 to three local nonpro~ ts: HUGS, Alliance for Drama Education’s T-Shirt Theatre and Chaminade University of Honolulu’s I Am A Scientist program. The GIFT Foundation of Hawai‘i organizes an annual themed party that raises funds for various nonprofts that support children, adolescents and education programs in our communities. Applications for its 2018 bene~ ciaries are being accepted. Deadline is April 30. For more information, visit Pictured here are GIFT Foundation of Hawai‘i board members and its 2017 event bene~ ciaries (from left) Alison Tomisato Alves, Matt Sasaki, Ryan Kawamoto, Joan Naguwa, Robert Kurisu, Nathan Okubo, Alex Fergus, Patrick Klein, George Kon, Tony Mizuno, Larry Heim, Morgan Kaya, Sean Tadaki, Erin Shon, Lori Shimoda, Mark Higa, Kris Hui and Dr. Lynn Babington.