Our Chapter

Our People

Our Board

Jeff Higashi

Jeff Higashi

Chair

Senior Vice President and Area Manager, First Hawaiian Bank
Erik DeRyke

Erik DeRyke

Vice Chair

VP of Client Growth and Retention, ProService Hawaii
Calvert Chipchase

Calvert Chipchase

Secretary

Partner, Cades Schutte LLP
Manoj Samaranayake

Manoj Samaranayake

Treasurer

Managing Director, Accuity LLP
Todd Apo

Todd Apo

Member

Community Volunteer
Rachel Bradley

Rachel Bradley

Member

Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hawaii Realty

Young Leaders Board

Cayenne Pe'a

Cayenne Pe'a

Executive Committee

Principal and Co-Founder, Alaka'i Development
Ryan Tsuji

Ryan Tsuji

Executive Committee

President & CEO, RKT Media Hawaii
Corey Campbell

Corey Campbell

Executive Committee

CEO & Founder, Akamai Training & Consulting LLC
Yumi Adachi

Yumi Adachi

Member

Vice President , Aichi Fukkou Co., Ltd.
Viktorija Aniulyte

Viktorija Aniulyte

Member

Business Advisor, Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Pacific
Addison D. Bonner

Addison D. Bonner

Member

Founding Partner,Hosoda & Bonner

Careers & Internships

Join our team!

At Make-A-Wish Hawaii, we are more than a great place to work — our work is life-changing. We are an inclusive and diverse group of people who, through a mosaic of backgrounds, thought and experiences, are united in purposeful work. We are fueled and guided by our values — values that are represented in the inspired people we work with and the life-changing work we do, every day. 

We are always on the lookout for great talent who share in our passion. If you are interested in a career with Make-A-Wish Hawaii, check out our current open positions below. If you’re interested in interning with us, please contact Will Phelps at [email protected].  

Visit our Internship Page

I wish to be a horse trainer

Sarah, 4, Kapolei

leukemia

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Managing Our Funds

Make-A-Wish Hawaii finances endeavors through corporate sponsorships, special events, foundation grants and individual contributions. However, we do not solicit funds by telephone and receive no federal or state funding. As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, all contributions are deductible to the extent permitted by law. Our financial statements are audited annually by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. 

At Make-A-Wish Hawaii, we take our responsibility for the monies donated to our cause very seriously and are pleased to report that for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2019, Make-A-Hawaii spent 76.3% of every dollar on wish granting and related program expenses. Only 7.6% of every dollar was spent on management and general costs and 16.1% on fundraising. For full financial details, please review our most recent Audited Financial Statements, Impact Report or Form 990 for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2019. 

We are proud to be a BBB Northwest - Pacific Accredited Charity Seal Holder, having met all 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. 

MAW Hawaii Form 990 (Public Disclosure Copy) FYE 8.31.2019 (signed).pdf 2019 MAWH Annual Report - Digital.pdf MAW Hawaii Audited Financial Statements FYE 8312019.pdf

Media Center

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News Releases

View our latest news releases to learn about major wish-granting events, new sponsorships, campaigns and other news.

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In the News

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