Our theme for the 2013 General Campaign – Give With Aloha speaks to the value of going above and beyond lived out each day by all those who call Hawaiʻi island our home. Hawaii Island United Way’s campaign goal is $1.2M, and we are confident that collectively we can not only reach, but surpass this goal. Our commitment is to the 44 partner agencies who together impact over 70% of Hawaiʻi island each year, and we call upon all who call Hawaiʻi island home to consider how you can give a little – or a lot; whatever you can, please, Give With Aloha.
 
 
2013 General Campaign Co-Chairs

image001Randy Kurohara is the Deputy Managing Director for the County of Hawai’i. He served as Director of Research and Development for the County of Hawaiʻi from 2008 – 2012.  Born and raised in Hilo, he is also a longtime Hawaiʻi Island businessman, owner of the graphics and custom apparel company Creative Arts Hawaiʻi and both the Parker Ranch Store and Aloha Grown retail stores. He graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in Marketing. Kurohara is a member and past president of the Rotary Club of South Hilo, past president and officer of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawaiʻi, and a member of the Hawaiʻi Island Chamber of Commerce, Hawaiʻi Health Systems Corporation East Hawaiʻi Region, and Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island boards.

 

 

image002Wally Lau is the Managing Director for the County of Hawaiʻi. He served as Deputy Managing Director from 2008 through 2012. Prior to coming to the County, Lau spent 10 years as Executive Director of the Neighborhood Place of Kona, a non-profit organization focused on the well being of children and families and the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Originally from Oʻahu, he came to Kona after spending 17 years administering the Kamehmeha Schools Alternative Education Program on Oʻahu, Molokaʻi and Hawaiʻi Island. Lau earned his degree in Sociology from Central Washington State University and is involved with various state and community associations such as Juvenile Justice State Advisory Council, Hokulia Foundation, Laʻiopua 2020, Hale Mua Cultural Group, and the Royal Order of Kamehameha.