Hot Shots – 6/28/23

Advancing Hawai‘i’s Health Care Industry

Neil Shimogawa (right), chairman of Hawai‘i Central Federal Credit Union board of directors, recently visited the Chaminade University campus to present a $5,000 check to Chaminade president Lynn Babington (left) and launch the Hawai‘i Central FCU scholarship for students pursuing bachelor degrees in nursing. Also pictured is HCFCU Board director Ariel Chun and secretary Alan Yasuda. PHOTO COURTESY HAWAI‘I CENTRAL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

Contribution Aids ‘Ohana In Need

Spectrum has donated $2,500 to The Pantry by Feeding Hawai‘i Together through the company’s national community philanthropic program, Spectrum Employee Community Grants. The Pantry assists the community by creating innovative ways to meet the daily food demand of Hawai‘i’s residents who struggle with food insecurity. This is the third Spectrum grant awarded to The Pantry since 2020, bringing the total contribution to more than $17,000. Pictured from left are Yvonne Yanagihara, enterprise market enablement manager, Spectrum; Rebecca Lieberman, government a~ airs director, Spectrum; state Rep. Micah Aiu; and Jennine Sullivan, executive director, The Pantry by Feeding Hawai‘i Together. PHOTO COURTESY SPECTRUM

Hotel Helps Keiki Wishes Come True

‘Alohilani Resort Waikīkī Beach has donated more than $33,000 to Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i. For every kama‘āina stay during the hotel’s LOVE Hawai‘i campaign, $10 was contributed to grant life-changing wishes to local keiki fighting critical illnesses. Pictured (from left) are Arden Salassa, corporate relations manager, Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i; Jennifer Miranda, complex director, ‘Alohilani Finance; Chase Heu, area director of food and beverage, Highgate; Michael Kass, general manger, ‘Alohilani Resort Waikīkī Beach; Trini Kaopuiki Clark, president and CEO, Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i; James Donnelly, hospitality and development manager, Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i; Kelly Sanders, executive vice president, Highgate; and James Guindon, regional vice president, Highgate Finance. PHOTO COURTESY MAKE-A-WISH HAWAI‘I

Campaign Assists Nonprofit’s Cause, Mission

Alex Wereszczynskyj (left holding check), development director of Help, Understanding & Group Support (HUGS), accepts a donation of $8,150 from HomeWorld — a longtime partner of the nonprofit. HomeWorld garnered the funds through its annual Stressless Event campaign, during which customers who donated $50 or more to HUGS received up to $400 o˝ on select Stressless-branded furniture. HUGS has been the beneficiary of its charity campaign for more than five years. Pictured with Wereszczynskyj are HomeWorld team members (from left) Joanne Dayanan, Summer Partlon, Daphne Oliveros, Brandon Tagama, Derek Miyazaki, Mary Racca-Ventura and Gloria Bijanjan. PHOTO COURTESY HELP, UNDERSTANDING & GROUP SUPPORT