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Maui United Way Campaign Raises Over $890,000

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Maui United Way raised just over $890,000 this year which will go toward 33 health and human services programs in Maui County.

The successful campaign was made possible as a result of more than 300 businesses and individuals who provided their time and money in order to ensure that the needs of fellow community members are fulfilled.

Maui United Way President Nicholas Winfrey said, “We are so grateful to the amazing individuals and businesses who have continued their support and trust in Maui United Way. Your generous contributions of time, talent and financial support will continue to make an impact within Maui County for years to come. With your continued support throughout the last year, Maui United Way funding provided 31,266 non-profit services, 810 school supply kits, and over 2,600 toys for keiki in need during the holiday season.”

Maui United Way held their 50th Annual Meeting and Recognition Luncheon at which Mahalo Awards were given to outstanding businesses, agencies, and individuals who had contributed to MUW’s mission of empowering our Maui community.


“Thank you for entrusting your support in Maui United Way, so that we may continue to address Maui County’s most vital needs” said Nicholas.

Maui United Way’s 2019 50th Annual Meeting and Recognition Luncheon. PC: MUW.

The award winners and their categories are as follows:

  • Outstanding Foundation – Bendon Family Foundation
  • Outstanding Foundation – Alexander & Baldwin
  • Corporate Contributor of the Year – Maui Electric Company
  • National Corporate Contributor of the Year – Sentry Insurance
  • Bank of the Year – First Hawaiian Bank
  • Hotel of the Year – Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club
  • Partner Agency of the Year – Feed My Sheep
  • Campaign Excellence Award – Enterprise Holdings

Maui United Way also installed new incoming officers, recognizing Jacob Tavares of Mahi Pono as Board Chairman, Leigh Drewry of Lumeria Maui as Vice Chairman, Wil Cambra of Walker Industries as Treasurer, and Mark Welling of Enterprise Holdings as Secretary.


In another announcement, Kari Luna Nunokawa will be leaving Maui United Way and her position as President and Chief Professional Officer will be taken over by Nicholas Winfrey, who was most recently with the Australian Red Cross. “We are fortunate to have someone of Nicholas Winfrey’s caliber and experience step up to lead Maui United Way,” said Mark Fornwall, interim board chairman. “He is a strong communicator with deep leadership capabilities.”

Maui United Way depends on the continued support of local businesses and community members to address Maui’s most vital needs.

Maui United Way and Lahaina Strong Benefit Concert award families affected by the Lahaina fires. PC: Maui United Way (January 2019)

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