Hawaii Community Foundation
Professional Advisors

Giving Toolkit | Professional Advisor in Philanthropy Award

Hawai‘i Community Foundation established the Professional Advisor in Philanthropy Award to recognize outstanding professional advisors in the community who have demonstrated a personal and professional commitment to philanthropy.



The 2021 Outstanding Professional Advisor in Philanthropy Awards were celebrated virtually on Nov. 5 due to the pandemic. The event featured two of Hawai‘i’s top Advisors making a difference in the community. The celebration also featured an inspirational talk by Laura Beeman, head coach of Rainbow Wahine Basketball at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

2021 Awardees

Judy Y. Lee

Judy Y. Lee, Esq.
Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel

Gayle S. Tasaka

Gayle S. Tasaka, CPA
Gayle S. Tasaka CPA, LLC.

2020 Awardees

Trever K. Asam

Trever K. Asam, Esq.
Cades Schutte LLP

John Roth

John Roth, Esq.
Hawaii Trust & Estate Counsel

Clay Sutherland

Clay Sutherland, Esq.
Law Offices of R. Clay Sutherland

Cynthia Hannah White

Cynthia Hannah White, Esq.
Kauai Estate Law, LLLC

2019 Awardees

Fujita & Miura Public

Jenny Fujita & Joy Miura Koerte
Fujita & Miura Public Relations, Inc.

Video Stories
Bringing Everything Full Circle
Philanthropy is pure Aloha

Len Fukushima

Len Fukushima
Len Fukushima & Associates, Merrill Lynch

Video Stories
Return on Inspiration
An Innate Desire to Share

Russell Yamane

Russell Yamane, CPA
Russell Yamane & Associates

Video Stories
A good time to start
We assist in whatever way we can

Peter Kubota

Peter Kubota, Esq.
Attorney at Law

Video Stories
Ten percent or charity
An intrinsic benefit

2018 Awardees

Gregg Takara

Gregg Takara, CMA,
Senior Vice President, Island Legacy Group
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Video Stories
Community foundations as a resource
How his clients benefit from giving

Meg Obenauf

Meg Obenauf
Obenauf Law Group

Video Stories
A Client Story
Asking the charitable question

Rhonda L. Griswold

Rhonda L. Griswold
Partner
Cades Schutte LLP

Video Stories
A Client Story
Asking the charitable question

Alan M. Okamoto.

Alan M. Okamoto
Nakamoto, Okamoto and Yamamoto,
Attorneys at Law, A Law Corp.

Video Stories
A Client Story
Asking the charitable question

2017 Awardees

Anthony F. Chun, Esq.

Anthony F. Chun, Esq.
Law Office of Anthony F. Chun

Video Stories
Why Giving is Important
Helping Incorporate Giving into Client Estate Plans
A Client Story

Darl C. Gleed, Esq.

Darl C. Gleed, Esq.
Darl C. Gleed & Associates LLLC

Video Stories
Helping Incorporate Giving into Client Estate Plans
A Client Story
Working with HCF

Roger M. Higa, Partner

Roger M. Higa
Financial Services Professional
New York Life & NYLIFE Securities

Video Stories
His Approach with Clients
How He Gives
Why it's Important to Give Back

2016 Awardees

Matthew G. Beall

Matthew G. Beall
Principal Broker, Owner
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers

Video Stories
Transforming Generosity Into Lasting Change for Hawaii
Gift of Giving
How We Give

Louise K. Y. Ing

Louise K. Y. Ing
Partner
Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing

Video Stories
Create a Better Hawaii
How We Give
Working with HCF

Brian M. Iwata

Brian M. Iwata, CPA
Taketa, Iwata, Hara & Associates LLC

Video Stories
Ask the Charitable Question
The Impact of Giving
Working with HCF

2015 Awardees

Gloria N. Buckingham, Esq.

Gloria N. Buckingham, Esq.
Navarro-Buckingham Law Company

Video Stories
Her Approach to Philanthropy
How Her Client was Helped
Value of Working with HCF

Eric Fujimoto

Eric Fujimoto, CFP®, CFS, MBA.
Ho‘ea — Wealth Advisory Group
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc

Video Stories
His Approach to Philanthropy
How His Client was Helped
Value of Working with HCF

2014 Awardees

Nancy Budd

Nancy J. Budd, Esq.
Law Offices of Nancy Budd

Christopher Dang

Christopher R. Dang, Esq.
Christopher R. Dang, Attorney at Law, LLLC
Hawaii Estate Law Group

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Robert Kawahara

Robert Kawahara, CPA
Kawahara & Company, CPA’s, LLC

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2013 Awardees

Harmon Brown

Harmon Brown, Esq.
Schiff Hardin, LLP

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Stephen Reese

Stephen H. Reese, Esq.
Law Offices of Stephen H. Reese

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Elizabeth A. Ivey

Elizabeth A. Ivey, Esq.
Ivey Fosbinder Fosbinder, LLLC

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Frances Lui-Kwan

Frances Lui-Kwan, CPA
Wealth Management CPA

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Bill Hastings

Robert W. “Bill” Hastings, II, Esq.
Hastings & Laun, LLLC

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Raymond K. Okada

Raymond Okada, Esq.
Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, LLP

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