Philanthropy: Women Who Give
(Sponsored) Celebrating the countless women who make a positive difference for Hawaii.
Today’s women are philanthropists, leaders, and advisors who shape the futures of the communities they care about. HCF is privileged to have 11 outstanding women on its 20-member Board of Governors. Here are their insights on the passion behind their giving and the difference they are making in Hawai‘i.
Deborah K. Berger, Chair
Co-founder, The Learning Coalition
Growing up in Hawai‘i, one cannot help but be struck by how interconnected our lives are. Giving helps me feel a part of something larger than myself; a part of our unique island community.
Mary G.F. Bitterman
President, The Bernard Osher Foundation
As we know, “philan-thropy” means love of others. What could be better than serving our community and aiming to make it a more compassionate, just, and beautiful place?
Kaleialoha K. Cadinha-Pua‘a
CEO and President, Cadinha & Co., LLC
By aligning the act of giving with my heart, I give unconditionally and serve purposefully, regardless of the amount given.
Roberta F. Chu
Sr. Vice President, Bank of Hawaii
I believe in the saying “It is better to give than to receive,” and have seen how giving of time, ideas, and resources can multiply exponentially if it comes from the right place — unconditional giving.
Kimberly W. Dey
Vice President, Charles B. Wang International Foundation
The act of giving has made an enormous positive impact on my life. I invest my time and money into philanthropic endeavors because my goal is to leave the world a better place than when I arrived.
Elizabeth Rice Grossman
President, Dr. Richard Grossman Community Foundation
We have a universal yearning to do what we can, whenever and wherever we can. In my opinion, helping others is the purest form of living a life in full.
Honey Bun Haynes
I am very grateful for my good fortune and have a sense of pride when I am able to share in community projects that make a difference. It is the way I choose to live my life.
Tyrie Lee Jenkins, MD
Owner, Jenkins Eye Care
I come from five generations of strong community-minded women in my family. Women leaders in philanthropy set a good example for their employees and families, and hopefully inspire other women to give.
Judy B. Pietsch
Owner, Judy B. Pietsch Consulting
I try to give back and have learned that small acts of caring can change someone’s life forever. As a former teacher and college counselor, I believe in our youth and know the power of education and scholarships to provide life-changing opportunities.
Katherine G. Richardson
When we all engage in our way and at our own levels to the cause we feel the most strongly about, everyone reaps the benefits of this positive energy.
Jennifer G. Sabas
Director, The Daniel K. Inouye Fund
Women leaders are collaborative in nature. Building teams, doing good together, and encouraging giving collectively casts a net that is broad and lasting.
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