The State of Philanthropy: 3 Months After Maui Wildfires

After the devastating wildfires in Maui, how is philanthropy (local and mainland) responding and what more needs to be done?

The Maui Strong Fund was developed as a rapid response to the wildfires in Lahaina. In this webinar co-sponsored by AAPIP and Hawaii Community Foundation, Hawaii Community Foundation’s Senior Vice President and Chief Impact Officer, Michelle Ka’uhane will share what the Maui Strong Fund has accomplished over the last three months, partnerships with local and mainland philanthropy, and the challenges remaining for AAPIP’s network of funders and allies to elevate, amplify, and problem solve.


Michelle Ka’uhane, Senior Vice President and Chief Impact Officer, Hawaii Community Foundation

Michelle Kauhane is the Senior Vice President and Chief Impact Officer at Hawaii Community
Foundation where she is responsible for driving equitable outcomes for our community through
HCF’s CHANGE Framework. Michelle plays a critical role in setting strategic vision and impact to
deliver on HCF’s mission through philanthropy and programmatic initiatives. For more than 20
years, she has committed her career to accelerating opportunity and prosperity for underserved
populations. She has a strong background in non-profit management, community and economic
development, and public policy advocacy. Michelle is a member of the Kamehameha Schools Board
of Trustees and serves on the boards of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement and Kapolei
Community Development Corporation. Michelle is a graduate of Gonzaga University and resides in
the Hawaiian Homestead Community of Kaupe’a.