Investing in Social Impact

Social Change

        First Book distributed 50,000 free books to Hawaii's children.

"Once you learn to read,
you will forever be free."
Frederick Douglass

I’m a strong proponent of investing in positive social change - not just charity.
Supporting programs that decrease oppression and exploitation by increasing literacy, creativity, sustainability, and democracy offers an extremely high return on investment for our community.

**Cartoon panel designed by Hawaii People's Fund.

Here are some organizations I have supported:

Hawai'i Arts Alliance

Hawai'i Community Foundation

Hawai'i High School Athletic Association - Save Our Sports Fund

Hawai'i People's Fund

Hawai'i Public Radio

Hawaii State Public Library Systems

Friends of the Library of Hawai'i

American Friends Service Committee

American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai'i

Biographical Research Center  (Still Present Pasts)

Community Alliance on Prisons

EPIC 'Ohana

Family Programs Hawai'i

First Book

Hawai'i Pacific University

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i

Life of the Land

MA'O Organic Farms (Waianae Community Redevelopment Corporation)

Surfrider Foundation O'ahu Chapter

Surfrider Spirit Sessions

University of Hawaii Foundation

Volunteer Legal Services Hawai'i

Women's Fund of Hawai'i

Youth Speaks Hawai'i