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Nonprofit Corner: Sustainable Homeownership

Jackie M. Young

“We’re trying to create a consumer who’s better-educated, empowered and can make their own decisions when it comes to first-time home buying,” explains Dennis Oshiro, executive director of Hawaii HomeOwnership Center. “A single mom who spent 10 years getting coaching from us just recently bought her own home,” he says proudly. “It was a matter Read the full article…

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Nonprofit Corner: Ending the Cycle of Abuse

Jackie M. Young

When victims of domestic abuse seek protection from their attackers, Ed Flores and his nonprofit are there to help. They also work to prevent the violence before it begins. Flores is executive director and co-founder of Ala Kuola, which helps victims obtain temporary restraining orders (TROs) against their abusers. The nonprofit also leads the national Read the full article…

June 2017 , Nonprofits
June, 2017
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5 Steps to a Lasting Legacy

Curtis Saiki

A charitable gift annuity provides a meaningful gift to charity while improving your financial situation in two ways for the rest of your life: a steady stream of income and tax benefits. More important, you create a lasting legacy in your community. Curtis Saiki, VP of philanthropy and general counsel for the Hawaii Community Foundation, Read the full article…

Finance , June 2017 , Nonprofits
June, 2017
Hui Malama O Ke Kai helps instill confidence in youth for a successful voyage through life. Here, students learn canoe-sailing skills in Waimanalo Bay. 

Photo courtesy of Hui Malama O Ke Kai.

Nonprofit Corner: Healing Waters

Jackie M. Young

The Hui Malama O Ke Kai Foundation operates after-school and community programs for families in the Waimanalo area, reconnecting residents with their Native Hawaiian culture and the ocean. Its name translates to “Group that Cares for the Ocean.” “It’s a unique program born of the community,” explains executive director Kathy Morris, 47. “A small group Read the full article…

Education , May 2017 , Nonprofits
May, 2017

Why These Women Are Fighting

American Lung Association - Special Promotion

Women business leaders in Hawaii are fighting to educate people about the need for more awareness and funding for the #1 cancer killer of women: lung cancer. These women have united through Lung Force, a new national movement led by the American Lung Association to unite women against lung cancer, a disease that kills almost Read the full article…