2017 NPD Conference & Luncheon
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Congratulations to Our 2017 National Philanthropy Day Awardees!
Please join the AFP Aloha Chapter in congratulating the 2017 National Philanthropy Day Awardees! These amazing individuals and organizations exemplify the meaning of giving and what has been made possible through their philanthropic leadership in our community. These ten awardees will be recognized at a luncheon in their honor on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at National Philanthropy Day to be held at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel.
Outstanding Philanthropist – Ginny Tiu
Nominated by: Hawaiian Humane Society
Paulette Maehara Award for Outstanding Community Leadership – Kelvin H. Taketa
Nominated by: Hawaii Community Foundation
Outstanding Corporation – Matson, Inc.
Nominated by: American Cancer Society
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraisers – Danny Kaleikini & Linda Wong
Nominated by: National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy – Nicolette “Nicki” Lee
Nominated by: Sacred Hearts Academy
Outstanding Small Business – Skyline Eco Adventures, LLC
Nominated by: Hawaiian Islands Land Trust
Outstanding Fundraising Professional – Michelle Morihara
Nominated by: Solid Concepts, Inc.
Outstanding Foundation – Antone & Edene Vidinha Charitable Trust
Nominated by: American Cancer Society
President’s Award – Barry Taniguchi
Nominated by AFP President: Sanae Tokumura, ACFRE
Outstanding Philanthropist (In Memoriam) – Henry B. Clark, Jr.
Nominated by: Honolulu Museum of Art, YMCA of Honolulu, Palolo Chinese Home
Rocking the boat.
To disturb the status quo.
To agitate, goad, incite.
To fire up.
Typically the phrase “making waves” is used to describe someone or something that makes us uncomfortable. Here in the middle of the Pacific, our islands buffeted by the ocean, we are accustomed to dealing with waves of all kinds in a myriad of ways, and our favorite way to approach waves, is to “charge ‘em!”
In our daily lives, disruption and uncertainty can often be perceived as road blocks, causing fear and inaction. Or, they can be viewed as opportunity-- opportunities to make a difference. Philanthropists and nonprofits are best poised to make the difference that our communities need. We can see the opportunities, make our own waves and CHARGE ‘EM together.
A Day of Philanthropy
Historically, NPD is designed to help Hawaii's fundraisers reconnect with each other to celebrate the ongoing commitment to advance philanthropy through the practice of ethical and effective fundraising in Hawaii. This one day event affords participants to learn new practices, acknowledge all that has been accomplished in the name of giving, as well as encourage those who know that there is still more to do.
The sessions were selected to provide value to AFP members who represent a wide-ranging group of organizations - from the grassroots, one-person office, to K-12 and secondary educational institutions, and also health and social service sectors. The hope is that this conference will provide knowledge and resources that attendees can immediately utilize in their organizations. It is also a wonderful opportunity for peer to peer networking and meeting the funders in a social setting.
Every year, the Awards luncheon serves as a way to recognize the individuals and organizations in Hawaii that volunteer their service to:
• Enhance the quality of life in our state
• Build community
• Reach out to others to ensure a brighter and more promising
future for all citizens
• Address social needs that are an integral part of American society
• Make the world a better place
Join us at this year's luncheon as we pay tribute to the great contribution that philanthropy — and those individuals and organizations active in philanthropy — has made to our lives, our community, our nation, and our world.