Hot Shots – 7/19/23

Spreading Aloha, Granting Wishes

Aloha Petroleum recently donated more than $5,500 to Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i. The funds were raised in March and April through Aloha Petroleum’s ongoing canister collection program at statewide participating Aloha Island Mart stores. Pictured are (from left) Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i president and CEO Trini Kaopuiki Clark, chief development o~ cer Madalyn Kennedy, and hospitality and development manager James Donnelly, as well as Aloha Petroleum director of sales operations Casie Bui and marketing and marketing and sales business manager Veronique Nguyen. PHOTO COURTESY ALOHA PETROLEUM

This Is The ‘Way’ To Giving

Kāhala Nui recently donated $255,675 to Aloha United Way through its Social Accountability Program. The contribution was dispersed among Kāhala Nui’s six community partner organizations: Alzheimer’s Association – Hawai‘i, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Meals on Wheels, Kōkua Kalihi Valley, Pālama Settlement, and Project Dana. Pictured (from left) are Michelle Cordero-Lee, CEO, Hawai‘i Meals on Wheels; Craig Courts, president and CEO, Kāhala Nui; Merlita Compton, director of elder care, Kōkua Kalihi Valley; Sam Aiona, executive director, Pālama Settlement; Ivy Castellanos, director of programs, Alzheimer’s Association – Hawai‘i; John Fink, president and CEO, Aloha United Way; Cyndi Osajima, executive director, Project Dana; and Tina Andrade, COO, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i. PHOTO COURTESY KĀHALA NUI

Alumni Bestow Scholarships To Seniors

The Kailua High School class of 1964 recently donated funds to provide seven $2,000 scholarships to Kailua High School 2023 graduates who demonstrated excellence in academics and citizenship. This year, funds for a special scholarship in memory of Haywood Kalima (class of 1964) was presented by his son, Kalani, to Ashlyn Tai (far right). Pictured are this year’s scholarship winners (from left) Margaret Agcaoili, Malia Forness, Alicia Kaita, Jacob Su’a-Tisdale and Tai. Missing from the photo are awardees Steven Inouye and Abigail Dumlao Bolo. PHOTO COURTESY SAMANTHA SILVA