How It All Started
Hawai'i Life has always embraced community involvement and charitable giving, intent on keeping money earned in Hawai‘i at home. For years, the Real Good program offered a way for clients to designate a charity to receive a portion of our business proceeds. As our company has grown, the variety of activities and organizations we would be honored to support has also grown. We recognized a need to expand opportunities for our brokers, agents, clients, and customers to contribute conveniently. Hawai‘i Life CEO Matt Beall describes the genesis of the HLCF in a video, below.
To answer this need for flexibility, responsiveness, and innovative giving, the Hawai'i Life Charitable Fund (HLCF) was created. The Hawai‘i Life Charitable Fund (HCLF) at the Hawai‘i Community Foundation supports local charities that are aligned with our mission of working to preserve Hawai‘i’s beauty and culture by supporting its people. The HLCF’s mission is accomplished in part through the Hawai‘i Love grant program. All Hawai‘i Life agent, client and public donations to HCLF are directed with care to make the greatest possible impact in our community.
Agents and clients can donate online by using the DONATE button, below, or they can direct funds to the HLCF at the close of escrow. Our goal is to have every agent direct a donation to the fund at the close of at least one transaction each year, and to offer this opportunity to our clients, as well.
Meet The Team
HLCF’s Board of Directors is made up of two of the company’s owners, Matt Beall and Winston Welborn, and members from each of the different Hawai‘i markets: Mealoha Kraus, Hilo, Big Island; Tobi Fisher, Upcountry Maui; Kristina Shugars, Wailea, Maui; Hope Rhoades, Princeville Kaua‘i; Mike Pooley, Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i; Jeff Onderko, West Maui; Kumu Logan-Blomfield, North Shore, O‘ahu; Tanya Sunshine, Kona, Big Island; Linda Hussey, Kohala, Big Island; Meghan Thibault, Kailua, O‘ahu.