Strengthening Hawaii's Communities

Strengthening Hawaii's Communities
Building Island by Island

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HAWAI‘I ISLAND

West Hawai‘i Fund

 

West Hawaii

 

Celebrating a 20-year legacy of partnerships, community and charitable giving
It is hard to believe a gift of $250 helped transform a community into a vibrant and thriving place for its residents 20 years later. Thanks to that initial investment, plus the foresight of a group of its residents, the West Hawai‘i Fund exists today. Not only does it provide a permanent resource to address the current and emerging needs of residents living on the west side of Hawai‘i Island, its legacy continues to inspire others to give back as well. “A kūpuna (elder) once said, ‘It is one thing to build a canoe, it’s another thing to maintain and sustain it,’” says Wally Lau, former West Hawai‘i Fund Advisory Committee member. “This fund is all about caring for West Hawai‘i.”