Strengthening Hawaii's Communities

Strengthening Hawai‘i’s Communities
Oscar and Rosetta Fish

The Fish fund was established by Oscar and Rosetta Fish. Rosetta Ramsey moved to Hawai‘i in the early 1940’s from Ohio; she was a Speech Pathologist, and taught speech at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. She then met and later married Oscar Fish, a successful self-made businessman, who also moved to Hawai‘i from the mainland. He was a member of the University of Hawai‘i’s College of Business Administration’s first graduating class in 1959. Before Oscar’s death in 1988, the Fish’s set up a scholarship fund to help students who are majoring in business. Before Rosetta’s death in 1994, she also started a fund with the Hawai‘i Community Foundation to provide assistance to families who have children needing speech therapy; she cared much about children with speech disorders.


To provide speech therapy services for disadvantaged children aged 3-5.

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2019-2021 Grantees

  • Easter Seals Hawai‘i
  • Family Support Services of West Hawai‘i
  • Imua Family Services
  • Parents and Children Together
  • Sounds of Success Preschool and Learning Center
  • University Clinical, Education & Research Associates