GIFT: “Giving Inspiration For Tomorrow”
Founded in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2003, The GIFT Foundation Hawaii is dedicated to supporting and empowering charitable groups in the Hawaii community. The GIFT Foundation (Giving Inspiration for Tomorrow) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), volunteer organization run by young professionals who are highly motivated, caring and involved in the local community.
The GIFT Foundation of Hawaii’s mission is to encourage young adults to participate in philanthropic giving. Each year, a grantee is selected to receive proceeds from an exclusive annual charity event. The event revolves around Halloween, making it an exciting costume party, unique to other fundraisers in town.
The GIFT Board consists of young professionals from varying industries, in key positions at their companies. As the next generation of leaders, this group takes an active role in coordinating the “most talked about” annual fundraiser – everything from selecting the beneficiaries, to planning the event, to fundraising, to decorating the venue, etc.
Modeled after its sister foundation in Boston, Massachusetts, The GIFT Foundation of Hawaii is committed to raising awareness of organizations that make a difference in our society. It is one of the first charitable organizations in Honolulu run by young professionals that strive to promote giving and volunteering by young adults, as well as providing an outlet where people can learn about and contribute to Honolulu’s different charitable organizations.
2016 Officers of the Board
2016 Event Chairs
2016 Board Members
Noel Pietsch Shaw