One of our core belief is that fundraising does not need to be boring. We spent this weekend with 24 of our old and new friends at a few Waikiki bars, raising money for scholarships.
Thank you to Malia and Paul, two of our outstanding Leadership Council members, who planned the event.
At the end of January, we published the qualifications, criteria, and application requirements for our 2019 Jordan & Cara Odo Leadership Scholarship. As the name of the scholarship makes evident, we are looking for a Hawaii high school senior who serves as a leader in his/her community. Applicants must submit their resume, personal statement, and essay.
To publicize the scholarship, we've reached out to college counselors at 70 public and private high schools and a few community organizations. We've also posted our scholarship on a few national scholarship databases.
Help us spread the word!
As a nonprofit, we rely on the talent, expertise, and dedication of our wonderful team of volunteers. Without them, we could not work to achieve our three goals of developing a sustainable scholarship endowment, recognizing the contributions of young leaders, and empowering future difference makers.
We are so happy that Trevor Baba, Karen Wong, and John Doyle have joined our team!
Trevor is a teacher at Radford High School, where he helps prepare students for college through the AVID program and develops leadership skills through his supervision of the student council. He graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor's in Education. He is also currently working on completing his Master's program in Educational Foundations.
Karen is a civil engineer at NAVFAC Hawaii, where she helps our service members of the U.S. Navy and Air Force by planning for and addressing facilities needs at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Prior to working at NAVFAC, she was a traffic engineer for Austin Tsutsumi & Associates. Originally from Tahiti, she graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering.
John is a Technical Director for the Department of Defense, supporting U.S. Pacific Command. Prior to his public service, he led technology services and IT operations at Farelogix Inc., a venture capital startup. He graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Engineering, and most recently from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with an Master's of Business Administration. John also serves on the Board of Directors for the Shidler Alumni Association.
Trevor and Karen will serve on our Scholarship Committee, alongside Cara Odo, Alysa Tomasa, Tanya Sasaoka, and Jon Alarcio. John will help roll out our youth development efforts through the Mentorship Committee.
Visit the Our Team page to see the whole team.