Encouraging philanthropic giving in young adults

Giving Inspiration For Tomorrow

Founded in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2003, The GIFT Foundation Hawaii is dedicated to supporting and empowering charitable groups in the Hawaii community. The GIFT Foundation (Giving Inspiration for Tomorrow) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), volunteer organization run by young professionals who are highly motivated, caring and involved in the local community.

The GIFT Foundation of Hawaii’s mission is to encourage young adults to participate in philanthropic giving. Each year, a grantee is selected to receive proceeds from an exclusive annual charity event. The event revolves around Halloween, making it an exciting costume party, unique to other fundraisers in town.

The GIFT Board consists of young professionals from varying industries, in key positions at their companies. As the next generation of leaders, this group takes an active role in coordinating the “most talked about” annual fundraiser – everything from selecting the beneficiaries, to planning the event, to fundraising, to decorating the venue, etc.

Modeled after its sister foundation in Boston, Massachusetts, The GIFT Foundation of Hawaii is committed to raising awareness of organizations that make a difference in our society. It is one of the first charitable organizations in Honolulu run by young professionals that strive to promote giving and volunteering by young adults, as well as providing an outlet where people can learn about and contribute to Honolulu’s different charitable organizations.


2019 Officers

Robert Kurisu

Vice President:
Alison Tomisato-Alves

Kawika Fiddler

Chad Sakumoto

2019 Event Chairs

Tony Mizuno
Erica Mau Orejel
Alison Tomisato-Alves

2019 Board

Christian Adams
Trevor Benn
Kenwei Chong
Ian Clagstone
Haylee Faustin
Alex Fergus
Kawika Fiddler
Ben Fieman
Mark Higa
Stephanie Hsu
Kris Hui
Justin Izumi
Duff Janus
Ryan Kawamoto
Morgan Kaya
Evan Killips
Patrick Klein
Robert Kurisu
Michael Lim
Tricia Matsukawa
Erica Mau Orejel
Tony Mizuno
Zak Noyle
Michael Okamoto
Nathan Okubo
Chad Sakumoto
Matt Sasaki
Noel Shaw
Erin Shon
Josh Stinson
Chynna Stone
Ashley Takitani Leahey
Bo Tanaka
Cat Taschner
Jenna Teruya
Alison Tomisato Alves
Jarrett Walters
Valerie Wang
Ryan Yamamoto
Gregg Yamauchi
Terence Young