2017 Awardees

2017 Awardees

The Association of Fundraising Professionals’ annual awards program recognizes outstanding achievement by individual, foundation and corporate philanthropists, fundraising volunteers and fundraising professionals. In philanthropy, such individuals and organizations form a vital partnership with charities and the nonprofit sector to ensure that the needs of all citizens are met. It is right and proper, therefore, that AFP honors those who hold high ethical standards and best exemplify commitment and dedication toward helping society.

Congratulations to Our 2017 National Philanthropy Day Awardees!

Please join the AFP Aloha Chapter in congratulating the 2017 National Philanthropy Day Awardees! These amazing individuals and organizations exemplify the meaning of giving and what has been made possible through their philanthropic leadership in our community. These ten awardees will be recognized at a luncheon in their honor on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at National Philanthropy Day to be held at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel.


Outstanding Philanthropist – Ginny Tiu

Nominated by: Hawaiian Humane Society


Paulette Maehara Award for Outstanding Community Leadership – Kelvin H. Taketa

Nominated by: Hawaii Community Foundation


Outstanding Corporation – Matson, Inc.

Nominated by: American Cancer Society


Outstanding Volunteer Fundraisers – Danny Kaleikini & Linda Wong

Nominated by: National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii


Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy – Nicolette Nicki” Lee

Nominated by: Sacred Hearts Academy


Outstanding Small Business – Skyline Eco Adventures, LLC   

Nominated by: Hawaiian Islands Land Trust


Outstanding Fundraising Professional – Michelle Morihara

Nominated by: Solid Concepts, Inc.


Outstanding Foundation – Antone & Edene Vidinha Charitable Trust   

Nominated by: American Cancer Society


President’s Award – Barry Taniguchi  

Nominated by AFP President: Sanae Tokumura, ACFRE


Outstanding Philanthropist (In Memoriam) – Henry B. Clark, Jr.

Nominated by: Honolulu Museum of Art, YMCA of Honolulu, Palolo Chinese Home