First Hawaiian Bank Donates $637K to Charities


First Hawaiian Bank donates $637,781 to 31 Charities.

(Hagåtña, Guam, December 22, 2014) – First Hawaiian Bank employees and retirees made a record gift of $637,781 to 31 charities as part of the bank’s annual Kokua Mai employee giving campaign.  This was the most amount ever raised through Kokua Mai.  Since Kokua Mai’s inception in 2007, bank employees and retirees have donated more than $4.7 million to support charities in Hawaii, Guam and the CNMI, according to an announcement today by Bob Harrison, First Hawaiian Bank chairman, president and chief executive officer.


“Contributions to Kokua Mai are completely voluntary; to have 98 percent of our employees participate in this effort is tremendous and says a lot of about the generosity and caring our employees have for their community,” Harrison said.  “In addition to monetary donations, our employees are also out in the community volunteering their time and talents to help various non-profits throughout the year.”


For the second year in a row, 98 percent of First Hawaiian Bank employees made monetary contributions to assist Kokua Mai charities.  The bank, its Foundation and employees annually donate more than $3.0 million to over 400 charities making it one of the largest corporate contributors to charity in Hawaii, Guam and the CNMI.


First Hawaiian Bank established its Kokua Mai giving program to ensure 100 percent of employee donations go directly to local charities. The online giving program is completely run by employees.  This year’s Kokua Mai campaign ran from October 15 through November 14 with employees conducting department fundraisers throughout. 


Each year the bank’s branches serve as collection points for various charitable causes including the Star-Advertiser Good Neighbor Fund, Special Olympics, and the Aloha for Puna Fund to support recovery and relief efforts on the Big Island.


2014 First Hawaiian Bank Kokua Mai Charities:

  1. American Red Cross, Hawaii , Guam & Northern Mariana Islands Chapters
  2. Aloha Harvest
  3. Aloha United Way
  4. Ayuda Foundation
  5. Big Brothers, Big Sisters Hawaii
  6. Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii
  7. Catholic Charities
  8. Child and Family Service
  9. Domestic Violence Action Center
  10. Easter Seals Hawaii
  11. Family Programs Hawaii
  12. Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc.
  13. Hale Makua
  14. Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation
  15. Hawaii Foodbank
  16. Hawaii Island United Way
  17. HUGS
  18. Imua Family Services
  19. Kama`aina Kids
  20. Kauai Hospice
  21. Kauai United Way
  22. Lanai Community Association
  23. Make-A-Wish Hawaii and Guam
  24. Maui United Way
  25. Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii
  26. Palama Settlement
  27. Pali Momi Women’s Center Fund
  28. Salvation Army, Hawaiian & Pacific Island Division
  29. Special Olympics Hawaii, Inc.
  30. Teach for America
  31. Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center



First Hawaiian Bank ( with $18.1 billion in assets is Hawaii’s oldest and largest bank. The bank operates 57 branches in Hawaii, three on Guam and two on Saipan.