Greg Peros, the General Manager of Maui Beach Hotel will oversee the 2017 Maui County Charity Walk presented by the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association.
“As the 2017 Charity Walk Chairperson, it is an honor to represent the residents of Maui County. It is a pleasure to lead the efforts for what is sure to be another successful year in Maui County in supporting hundreds of Maui County charities,” stated Mr. Peros.
In 2016, Maui County alone raised $1,095,455.
In the last 7 years Maui has raised more money than Oʻahu. Maui County has also raised more dollars on a per capita basis since 1981.
The chart accompanying chart shows the comparisons to other neighboring island chapters.
The Charity Walk is one of the largest single-day fundraising events in Hawaii. Statewide in 2016, over $2 million was raised via walks held on Oʻahu, Kauaʻi, the Big Island of Hawaiʻi, Maui, Lānaʻi and Molokaʻi.
Since the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association started hosting the event in 1980, Maui County has raised a cumulative total of $10.4 million, to benefit hundreds of non-profit organizations on Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi. And most importantly, all the funds raised on Maui, remains in Maui County to benefit the local community and its residents.
MHLA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1987 to advocate for the Visitor Industry. The organization also provides educational opportunities via the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism and scholarships for UH Maui College students; and benefits the community via the annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk, Excellence in Education golf tournament and Kupuna Dinner.
Mark your calendar for this year’s Visitor Industry Charity Walk – May 6, 2017 on Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi and May 13, 2017 on Maui. Beginning Dec. 19, non-profit grant applications can be found on-line  or by e-mailing email@example.com.