Hot Shots – 8/31/22

Funds Expand Services For UH Programs

Alaka‘ina Foundation, a Native Hawaiian organization based in Honolulu, is building upon and expanding its extensive philanthropic investments in University of Hawai‘i programs and students with gifts totaling $660,000. The donations include funds for two programs on Kaua‘i that Alaka‘ina has supported in years past, the Kaua‘i Community College digital bus program, and scholarships for Kaua‘i Community College students transferring to the UH Mānoa College of Engineering, as well as students enrolled in Kaua‘i CC’s electronics technology program. PHOTO COURTESY SCOTT NISHI, UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I FOUNDATION

Donation Honors Bank’s 70th Anniversary

Finance Factors Family of Cos. donated $7,100 to local food banks on O‘ahu and Maui, and monies raised were a result of its 2022 companywide fundraiser. The organization set a goal of raising $7,000 in honor of its 70th anniversary this year. Pictured are (from left) Greg Kawakami, Waipono Investment Corp. president and COO; Russell Lau, Finance Factors CEO; Amy Marvin, Hawai‘i Foodbank president and CEO; Jen Lau, Finance Enterprises executive vice president; Rob Nelson, Finance Factors president and COO; and Joy Barua, Finance Insurance president and COO. PHOTO COURTESY FINANCE FACTORS

Kaimukī 10-year-old’s Wish Is Granted

Pali Momi neurosurgeon Dr. Thomas Noh, as well as Spinal Elements, donated $10,000 to Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i to grant the wish of Jillian, a 10-year-old from Kaimukī, who dreamed of going to Disney World and meeting Mickey Mouse and all his friends with her ‘ohana by her side. Pictured are (from left) Jillian with parents Junior and Janelle; Noh; Trini Kaopuiki Clark, president and CEO, Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i; Gabe Gamboa, marketing, Spinal Elements; and Ted Poser, regional sales, Spinal Elements. PHOTO COURTESY SPINAL ELEMENTS