How It Got Started

Hawai'i Life has always embraced community involvement and charitable giving, intent on keeping money earned in Hawaii 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, however, the variety of activities and organizations we would be honored to support has also grown. We also see the need to increase the opportunities for our brokers, agents, clients, and customers to contribute conveniently.

To answer this need for flexibility, responsiveness, and innovative giving, the Hawai'i Life Charitable Fund (HLCF) was created. “Working to preserve Hawaii’s beauty and culture by supporting its people” is the mission statement of the Hawaii Life Charitable Fund.

Agents, clients, and the general public can donate to the fund below. Agents and clients can also direct money into the fund at the close of escrow. Our goal for 2016 is to have every agent with a closed transaction direct a donation to the fund, and to offer the opportunity to our clients as well.

To qualify recipients and manage giving, the Board of Directors has teamed with Hawaii Community Foundation, the best resource to insure the dollars we raise are directed with the most care and effect. Requests for funding can be directed to any of the board members through their Hawaii Life email.

Meet The Team

HLCF’s Board of Directors is made up of two of the company’s owners, Matt Beall – Principal Broker, and Winston Welborn – Creative Director, and members from each of the different Hawaii markets: Mealoha Kraus, Hilo, Big Island; Tobi Fisher upcountry Maui; Debi Rickert, Princeville Kauai; Alison Wisnom, Kailua, Oahu; Jeff Onderko, West Maui, Tanya Sunshine, Kona, Big Island; Dale Solimene, Kohala, Big Island; Amy Frazier, North Shore Kauai.

Giving Is Easy

  • Donations can happen at anytime, for any amount.
  • Donations at the close of escrow can be as small as $100, and as large as you’re able to give.
  • Donations are “off the top,” or before commissions are divided, so Hawaii Life contributes a portion of the donation, yet the agent receives the full tax deduction.
  • Anyone who would prefer to mail in a check can do so by simply mailing a check payable to: 
    Hawai‘i Community Foundation. 827 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, HI 96813-4317
    (please write Hawaii Life Charitable Fund in the memo line)