Past VIP Awardees

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National Philanthropy Day - Previous Volunteers in Philanthropy

 

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2017 VIPs

Sue Ferandin honored by Le Jardin Academy

Sue Ferandin and her husband John have been active parents at Le Jardin Academy for a decade. Always leading by example, Sue is a tremendous force in moving the school forward as a lead volunteer with the newly formed Advancement Team. Proud parent to students in grades 7 and 2, Sue works tirelessly as a volunteer to ensure that LJA's advancement efforts mature to match the stellar education that her children receive.


Lesah Merritt
honored by Foodbank of Hawaii

Lihue Safeway Store Manager, Lesah Merritt serves on the Hawaii Foodbank-Kauai Advisory Board. She is unmatched in motivating the community to support the hungry on Kauai. During Safeway’s Hunger Bag promotion, the Lihue store was #1 in bag sales in the entire Northern California region, selling 2,771 bags. She also launched the “Have a Rice Day” campaign. Customers answered by purchasing 447 20-pound bags of rice in two days!


Shelley Cramer
honored by Sacred Hearts Academy

Shelley Cramer is an outstanding leader and philanthropist in our community. She serves as Chair for Development on Sacred Hearts Academy’s board of directors. Shelley developed the Academy’s mentorship program, Girls Got Grit, where students intern and receive mentoring at local companies in fields including law, medicine, non-profit management, media, development and finance. The program was developed in less than 4 months and Shelley raised $80,000 for the program and scholarships.

Lucille Mistysyn honored by Maryknoll School

Maryknoll School and Lucile Mistysyn are practically synonymous. Lucile graduated from Maryknoll School in 1937--it was just Maryknoll’s third graduating class - and while a lot has changed since then for both Maryknoll and Lucile, her devotion to her alma mater has remained constant. Through marriage, a family, and a career Lucile has always found time to attend Maryknoll events, volunteer her time and donate to projects dear to her heart as well as Maryknoll’s annual fund. At 97 years young, Lucile still volunteers her time every Tuesday morning in the Institutional Advancement Office. She is an active member of the Alumni Council representing the decade of the ‘30s and has served on a variety of school committees. She is an inspiration to the students of today. Thank you, Lucile, for all that you are for Maryknoll!

Hawaii Alpha Delta Kappa Eta Chapter
honored by PBS Hawaii

PBS Hawai‘i recognizes Hawaii Alpha Delta Kappa’s Eta Chapter for its outstanding year-round, year-after-year support. Each month, these dedicated women grace the PBS Hawai‘i campus with their exceptional work and generous spirit.  Through their committed engagement in station children and youth events, the women of Hawaii ADK’s Eta Chapter truly embody PBS Hawai‘i’s role as a safe space for our keiki to learn and discover.

 

2016 VIPs

Clarence Chun honored by Hawaii Foodbank

Lauren Dawson honored by ‘Iolani School

Charlie R. "Chuck" Jones honored by Catholic Charities Hawaii

Janet Marlette honored by ASSETS School

Russell and Kristina Ogawa honored by Punahou School

Scott Schroeder, PhD. honored by Sacred Hearts Academy

Garrett and Christine Suehiro honored by Punahou School

Barry Taniguchi honored by Hawaii Community Foundation

 

2015 VIPs

Glenn Ching honored by Hawaii Foodbank

Ernie Choy honored by Iolani School

James Lee honored by Iolani School

Galen Narimatsu honored by Mid-Pacific Institute

Shanlyn Park honored by Sacred Hearts Academy

Jay Shidler honored by Honolulu Museum of Art

Derrick Wong honored by Maryknoll School

Kent and Dora Youel honored by University of Hawaii Foundation

 

2014 VIPs

Violeta Arnobit honored by Hawaii Pacific Health Pali Momi Foundation

Kimberly Dey honored by Hawaii Pacific Health Kapiolani Health Foundation

Sue Ferandin honored by Sacred Hearts Academy

Friends of Catholic Charities Hawaii honored by Catholic Charities Hawaii

Bill Petty honored by Hawaii Theatre Center

Jeff White honored by Honolulu Waldorf School


2013 VIPs

David Arita honored by Salvation Army

Janice Casey honored by Hawaii Community Foundation

Greg Concilla honored by Hawaii Foodbank

Leslie "Les" Correira honored by Catholic Charities Hawaii

Jean Kiyabu honored by PBS Hawaii

Amanda Stevens honored by Goodwill Industries of Hawaii

Beth Hoban honored by Pali Momi Foundation

Michael J. O'Malley honored by Kapiolani Health Foundation

Susan Schull honored by Ballet Hawaii

Judge Michael A. Town honored by Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii

Dr. Allana Coffee honored by Hawaii Theatre

Susan Sowder honored by National Kidney Foundation

Thomas Hee honored by Sacred Hearts Academy

 

2012 VIPs

Lawrence "Larry" Rodriguez honored by Catholic Charities Hawaii

Lina Agbayani honored by Hawaii Food Bank

Jeff Arce honored by Kapiolani Health

Craig Thomas honored by Castle Medical Center

Murray Bawden honored by Salvation Army

Cindy Turse honored by Hawaii Theatre Center

Gayle Harimoto honored by PBS Hawaii

Mark Polivka honored by Kapiolani Health Foundation

Darrel Lau honored by Maryknoll School

Gayle Pingree honored by Sacred Hearts Academy

Steve Walker honored by National Kidney Foundation

 

2011 VIPs

Linda Katagiri honored by National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii

Sara Platte honored by Sacred Hearts Academy

Lois Reiswig honored by the Hawaii Community Foundation

Kalene Sakamoto honored by Maryknoll School

Melissa Jackson honored by Castle Medical Center

Helene Nielson honored by Hawaiian Islands Land Trust

Roger Wall honored by Catholic Charities of Hawaii

Vince Hill honored by Kapiolani Health Foundation  

Lynne Johnson honored by Honolulu Academy of Arts

Aurora Fruehling honored by Hawaii Arts Alliance

Marianne Dymond honored by Hawaii Theatre Center


2010 VIPs

Alexander “Sandy” Gaston honored by Battleship Missouri Memorial

Kathy Wright honored by Hawaii Theatre Center

Marcia Morse honored by Honolulu Academy of Arts

Dan & Ann Holt honored by Maryknoll School

Mary Cooke honored by Punahou School

Mike Browning honored by Sacred Hearts Academy

 

2009 VIPs

Noelle Baker honored by the Hawaii Theatre Center

Joe Vierra honored by Sacred Hearts Academy

David W. Pratt honored by Island School

Ethel Aotani honored by Honolulu Academy of Arts

Rodney Nagai honored by Hawaii Foodbank

Brenda Wong honored by Maryknoll School

Dr. Franklin Kometani honored by Battleship Missouri Memorial

Kitty Sullivan Wo honored by Punahou School

 

2008 VIPs

Brandt G. Farias honored by Catholic Charities Hawai‘i

Norma Hara honored by Assets School

Christine Koo honored by Aloha Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals

Charlene Lum honored by Maryknoll School

Jacqueline Maly honored by Windward Community College

Mitch Mitchell honored by Hale Makua

Randy Perreira honored by Sacred Hearts Academy

Philip Roach honored by Honolulu Academy of the Arts

Suze Salm honored by The Contemporary Museum

Shelley Thompson honored by Hawaii Theatre Center

Thomas Welch honored by Seabury Hall

Joseph J. Zilber honored by Castle Medical Center

 

2007 VIPs

Jill MacMillan honored by ASSETS School

Indru & Gulab Watumull honored by Castle Medical Center

Marianita Lopez honored by Catholic Charities Hawai‘i

Aimee Ogata honored by Child & Family Service

Pat Barron honored by The Contemporary Museum

John Wesolosky honored by The Contemporary Museum

Allyn Bromley honored by The Contemporary Museum

Jeffrie Jones honored by Hawaii Theatre Center

Stella MacGowan honored by Honolulu Academy of Arts

Maeona Mendelson honored by Honolulu Academy of Arts

Jo-Lynne Natori honored by ‘Iolani School

Douglas Ferreira honored by Maryknoll School


Patsy Federcell
honored by Maui Arts & Cultural Center

BJ Kobayashi honored by The Nature Conservancy & Punahou School

Elmer Yuen honored by Sacred Hearts Academy

 

2006 VIPs

Susan Fuller honored by ASSETS School

James Walsh honored by Catholic Charities Hawai‘i

Mark Felmet honored by Hawaii Foodbank

Peter Ho honored by Hawaii Foodbank

Mele Pochereva honored by Hawaii Theatre Center

Alison Manaut honored by Honolulu Academy of Arts

Stephen McClaran honored by Honolulu Academy of Arts

Robert Peters honored by Honolulu Symphony

Susan Spangler honored by Honolulu Symphony

John C. Walker, Jr. honored by Kapiolani Health Foundation

Mervin & Waynette Cabral honored by Maryknoll School

Greg & Shirley Yim honored by Punahou School

Koren Dreher honored by Sacred Hearts Academy

Judy Siracusa honored by Seabury Hall

Julia Brown honored by St. Francis School

Christopher Matar honored by United Nations Association, Hawaii Division


2005 VIPs

William Bow honored by Sacred Hearts Academy

Zadoc Brown, Jr. honored by Seabury Hall

Paul Chinen honored by Maryknoll School

Dennis Hu honored by St. Francis School

Bob and Dee Levy honored by Honolulu Symphony

Jim Mullis honored by Castle Medical Center

Bill Paul honored by YMCA of Honolulu

William Powell honored by Catholic Charities Hawaii

Elaine “Dusty” Short honored by Honolulu Academy of Arts

Calvin M. Tamaye honored by Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation

Noel Trainor honored by Hawaii Foodbank

Karen White honored by Hawaii Community Foundation

Mark Wong honored by Hawaii Theatre Center

Lorna Wood honored by Friends of the Children’s Justice Center

 

2004 VIPs

Ron McNichols honored by Sacred Hearts Academy

Dr. Don Nugent honored by University of Hawaii, College of Education

Sharon McPhee honored by Honolulu Symphony

Lei Ohama Rol honored by Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation

Jean Tsukamoto honored by ‘Iolani School

Clyde Matsusaka honored by Maryknoll School

Dorothy "Dot" Hamilton honored by USS Missouri Memorial Association

Jean Culbertson honored by Honolulu Academy of Arts

Lila Morgan honored by Honolulu Academy of Arts

Stanley Hong honored by The Nature Conservancy

Henry H. Wong honored by Castle Medical Center

Cliff Cisco honored by Catholic Charities Hawaii

Karen Huffman honored by Hawai‘i Theatre

 

2003 VIPs

Lynne Waihee honored by Castle Medical Center

Robert ‘Bob’ Tong honored by Catholic Charities Hawai‘i

Kenwei Chong honored by Hawai’i Theatre Center

Ron Lee honored by Hawai’i Children’s Cancer Foundation

Crystal Lancaster honored by Hawai’i Children’s Cancer Foundation

Chuck Painter honored by Hina Mauka

Ruth Alison Bastis honored by Holy Nativity School

Arline Akina honored by Honolulu Symphony

Barbara Higgins honored by Honolulu Academy of Arts

Doris Tilden honored by Honolulu Academy of Arts

Diane Kudo honored by ‘Iolani School

Laurie Breeden Callies honored by La Pietra-Hawaii School for Girls

Eileen Kauhane Lota honored by Maryknoll School & PACT

Duncan MacNaughton honored by Punahou School

Owen Chock honored by Sacred Hearts Academy

Marian Lash honored by REHAB Foundation