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Maui Businessman Gives Gift to Help Hawaiian Practitioners

January 26, 2011, 8:26 AM HST
* Updated January 26, 8:27 AM
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By Wendy Osher

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Poncho’s Solar Service, a Native Hawaiian-owned small business presented a $10,000 check to the Hawaiian Way Fund, to continue its support of cultural and community practitioners.

The company is based in Honolulu and provides service on four islands, but was founded by Corpuz “Poncho” Safranca, a Native Hawaiian from the island of Maui.

“The donations made to the Hawaiian Way Fund are a powerful investment in Hawaii – we aren’t just sun and sand,”  said Robin Puanani Danner, President and CEO of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, the agency that operates the Hawaiian Way Fund. “The best of our state embodies the past, the present and the future of who we all are as a people and as a community – culture and language, and how we strive to help others is very much a part of Hawaii’s identity,” said Danner.

The Hawaiian Way Fund has one charitable purpose – to enhance the well-being of Hawaii through community-based initiatives founded on Hawaiian culture, knowledge and traditions. For more information, visit www.hawaiianwayfund.org.

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