Hot Shots – 5/8/24

Company Supports Budding Musicians

American Resort Development Association-Hawai‘i donated $4,000 to Hawai‘i Youth Symphony. The funds will support the organization’s efforts to foster creative experiences that inspire appreciation for music. Pictured are (from left) Richard Ing, partner, Ing Family Partnership; Randy Wong, president and CEO, Hawai‘i Youth Symphony; and Mitchell Imanaka, chairman, ARDA-Hawai‘i. Photo courtesy ARDA-Hawai‘i

Alzheimer’s Association Funds Research

The Alzheimer’s Association awarded the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center a $140,000 research grant, which will aid the center’s investigation into blood biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease within Native Hawaiian, Asian American and African American communities. Pictured are (from left) Ivy Castellanos, director of programs, Alzheimer’s Association; LJ Duenas, executive director, Alzheimer’s Association; Song-Yi Park, University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center; Justin George, director of development, Alzheimer’s Association; Ron Shimabuku, director of public policy and advocacy, Alzheimer’s Association.

Biz Helps Provide Homes For Moloka‘i Kūpuna

Nareit Hawai‘i has awarded a $50,000 grant to nonprofit Moloka‘i Affordable Housing Alliance to support low-income kūpuna with new, affordable tiny homes. The funds will help those in the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ Nā‘iwa Agricultural Subdivision. A portion of the grant will fund carpentry career training for the lessees and family members. Pictured are (from left) Liliana Napoleon, volunteer board president, Moloka‘i Affordable Housing Alliance; and Moloka‘i residents Lehua Poepoe, Woodrow “Uncle Blue” Poepoe, Barbara Poepoe, Kirk Kiaha Sr., Zion Kaapuni and Ada Kiaha.