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Bank of Hawaii Foundation Announces Three Nonprofits as 2011 Mike Lyons Maui Community Award Recipients

HONOLULU, HAWAII (May 20, 2011) – The Bank of Hawaii Foundation announced three Maui County nonprofits are the recipients of this year’s Bank of Hawaii Mike Lyons Maui Community Award. The total donation was increased this year to $25,000. Community Clinic of Maui, dba Malama I Ke Ola Helath Center received $5,000, and Hale Mahaolu Akahi, Inc. and Hui Malama Learning Center were each awarded $10,000. The checks were presented at a special reception held at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center on May 18.

The award is presented annually by the Bank of Hawaii Foundation in honor of the late, retired Bank of Hawaii Senior Vice President and Maui District Manager Michael H. Lyons II.  Lyons was a dedicated community leader and served as a role model throughout his 41-year career with the bank.

Community Clinic of Maui, dba Malama I Ke Ola Health Center, provides health care services for the working poor, uninsured and homeless on Maui.

Hale Mahaolu Akahi provides affordable rental housing plus related facilities and support services for the elderly on Maui.

Hui Malama Learning Center provides educational alternatives by focusing on developing the whole person with life skills experience in addition to academic success.

Kevin Baptist Presents Award to Pualani Enos & Patty Hoffman

This is the eighth annual Bank of Hawaii Mike Lyons Maui Community Award presentation. Last year’s recipients were Fun Day Foundation, A Keiki’s Dream; Hale Makua Health Services; Maui County Salvation Army; and Maui Economic Concerns of the Community.

The award is open to any nonprofit 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization in Maui County. Selection is based on: a) exemplary fulfillment of the organization’s mission; b) the leadership demonstrated by the organization’s executive director and board; and c) the organization’s engagement in one of the following focus areas: community development, education, human services, and arts and culture.

About Mike Lyons
Mike Lyons began his career at Bank of Hawaii in 1961 as a trainee and worked his way up to senior vice president and Maui regional manager, retiring in 2000. Throughout his career, Lyons served on the boards of numerous community groups and was instrumental in founding several nonprofit organizations on Maui.  Among his many roles, he served as founder and chairman of the Maui Economic Development Board; governor of District 500 (Hawaii) Rotary International; president of the Maui Chamber of Commerce, Kahului Rotary Club, and the J. Walter Cameron Center; chairman of Maui United Way; and treasurer and board member of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.  Lyons passed away on March 26, 2004. (Photo courtesy of Bank of Hawaii.)


Hui Malama Learning Center has been selected by Maui Whole Foods’ Super Hero of the Month! During the month of November, 2010, Maui Whole Foods honored Hui Malama Learning Center.  According to Whole Foods, Hui Malama was selected by Team Members and by the local community because “we feel you give a home, love and a voice to those who struggle to have one and would love to honor what your organization represents and does for the community.”  The purpose of this program to recognize organizations and individuals that excel in giving back to the community and show exemplary passion and commitment for those in need in the local community.  Hui Malama is very grateful for this honor!  More information can be found at Maui Whole Foods.


Maui Economic Development Board’s (MEDB) Focus Maui Nui has recently featured Hui Malama’s innovative programming in newspapers around Maui.
Click here to read the Maui News article:  10-27-10 MEDB Maui News Article Hui Malama.
Click here to read the Maui Weekly article:  10-28-10 VOICES MEDB Hui Malama Maui Weekly.


The Honolulu Star Advertiser recently ran an editorial about helping Hawaii teens to stay healthy. Hui Malama Learning Center is a partner organization of Hawaii Youth Services Network who recently received a federal grant to help reduce teen pregnancy among Hawaii’s teens.


Hui Malama Honors its Grads August 4, 2010     Maui News

Hui Malama receives grant to promote tobacco prevention April 6, 2010     Maui News

Hui Malama’s mentoring project receives $75,000 March 25, 2010     Maui News

Hui Malama wins $12,000 grant February 14, 2010     Maui News

Pualani Enos:  Education official discovers partnering a powerful tool December 31, 2010     Maui News

People who made a difference December 31, 2010     Maui News

Hui Malama keiki and kupuna come together through family fund November 23, 2009     Honolulu Advertiser