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Hawaiʻi State FCU Kahului Branch Grand Opening, April 27

Hawaiʻi State Federal Credit Union. Courtesy photo.

Hawaiʻi State Federal Credit Union will celebrate the grand opening of its newly relocated 2,700-square-foot branch at Puʻunēnē Shopping Center on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

A blessing ceremony and in-branch festivities will take place and include promotional giveaways, refreshments and the chance to win gift cards from participating Puʻunēnē Shopping Center businesses.

In addition, Maui Friends of the Library will provide free donated children’s books to keiki in attendance. To commemorate the grand reopening, Hawaiʻi State FCU will also present a $2,500 check donation to the Maui Food Bank.

Hawaiʻi State FCU Donates $10,000 to Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders

(L to R) Rachael Sasaki, executive vice president, administrative services at Hawaiʻi State FCU; Garrett Sullivan, board chair at Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders; Andrew Rosen, president & CEO of Hawaiʻi State FCU; Katie Chang, executive director at Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders; Craig Warren, executive vice president, sales & sales support at Hawaiʻi State FCU. Photo credit to Hawaiʻi State FCU.

Hawaiʻi State Federal Credit Union has donated $10,000 to the Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders as part of its Board of Directors election campaign to benefit a local nonprofit. As an incentive to encourage members to vote during its 2019 Board of Directors election, Hawaiʻi State FCU pledged to donate $5 for every online vote, up to $10,000, to CTL.

“Through our Board of Directors election, members have a unique opportunity to give back to their community and support a cause that sets Hawaiʻi’s youth on the trajectory for future academic and professional success,” said Andrew Rosen, president and CEO of Hawaiʻi State FCU. “We are happy to support the Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders and their mission to engage and empower future leaders by making a difference today.”

Hawaiʻi State FCU began partnering with CTL in 2017 to engage and teach Hawaiʻi high school students about real-life financial topics not covered in their school’s curriculum. Topics have included, basic budgeting, balancing a checking account, the power of saving, debt management and the importance of having good credit, and tips for financing college.

“We believe that the next generation of leaders should be financially literate,” said Katie Chang, executive director of Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders. “We’re grateful to Hawaiʻi State FCU for teaching our students about the importance of building strong money habits to avoid making mistakes that can lead to lifelong financial struggles.”

Since 2015, Hawaiʻi State FCU’s Board of Directors election campaign has donated more than $40,000 to support local nonprofits including Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaiʻi, Kapiʻolani Children’s Miracle Network, Make-a-Wish Hawaiʻi and PBS Hawaiʻi.