Kuakini has been in the forefront of providing health care in Hawaii using the latest technology, clinical expertise and research data to care for patients and residents. However, as a nonprofit health care organization, keeping up with the needs of the community and the demand for accessible, affordable, quality medical and health care services requires greater funding sources. Therefore, Kuakini must place greater dependence on fundraising and community support. Fundraising will continue to play an important role for Kuakini. Since its establishment in 1900, Kuakini has relied on donations and contributions from individuals and organizations as a major source of funds to help finance the latest medical equipment purchases, facility renovations and other capital improvements, which improve and expand the programs and services provided to patients and residents.
Kuakini Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in 1983 to develop a broader base of community financial support to assist Kuakini in providing health care services to the people of Hawaii. Kuakini has had a number of modernization building fund drives and multi-year fundraising campaigns in the past to finance needed capital improvement projects.
Kuakini Foundation is responsible for the fundraising activities of Kuakini Health System, parent organization of the Foundation and three other not-for-profit subsidiaries: Kuakini Medical Center; Kuakini Geriatric Care, Inc., and Kuakini Support Services, Inc. Donations and contributions received by Kuakini are not used for any operational costs such as salaries, benefits and supplies. Kuakini does not sell or share our donor mailing lists with other organizations.
Kuakini Foundation’s major fundraising event is the annual “Holiday Trees and Treasures,” which is held in November. Each year, more than 450 people attend the event and enjoy a buffet dinner, silent auction, holiday market, lucky draw and Wine Bukuro.
Since 2009, Kuakini Foundation has also hosted the annual Summer Discoveries fundraiser. Set in a casual atmosphere, Summer Discoveries is a smaller event that features heavy appetizers and entertainment by local musicians each year.
Proceeds from Kuakini’s Foundation’s fundraising events fund capital improvement projects and help Kuakini purchase new, state-of-the-art medical equipment.
Kuakini Research Building
If you are interested in having your name or the name of a loved one associated with the discoveries that will be made at Kuakini’s new Research Building, there are many naming opportunities at different levels of giving. The new Research Building will consolidate the various Kuakini-sponsored research projects under one roof and will include a modern and secure archival storage facility. For more information, please contact the Kuakini Foundation office at (808) 547-9296 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, address and telephone number.
For more information about Kuakini Foundation and its seminars or workshops, please call the Kuakini Foundation office at (808) 547-9296.