HONOLULU (Feb. 5, 2019) – In honor of the 100th anniversaries of Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) and Aloha United Way (AUW), the Servco Foundation is donating $200,000 to help AUW start the Hawaii Social Impact Project, a three-year, statewide initiative to develop a capacity building training program, addressing root causes of ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households.
“We are incredibly grateful for Servco’s contribution to the Hawaii Social Impact Project,” said Cindy Adams, president and CEO of AUW. “This is a real opportunity to unify people, resources and ideas in finding impactful solutions for ALICE households. As we celebrate our centennial anniversary and embark on the next 100 years of serving our community, AUW is looking at best practices like collective impact to address systemic issues. The Hawaii Social Impact Project will not only help ALICE families, but will also create a framework, adaptable to other
critical issues affecting our state.”
In January 2018, AUW released the first ALICE® Report for Hawaii. It showed 48% – almost half of the households in Hawaii – live paycheck to paycheck. The Hawaii Social Impact Project will allow AUW to learn from its work with 10 organizations focused on financial stability of ALICE households and develop a training program to enhance Hawaii’s capacity for innovative, effective, sustainable and scalable programming to address persistent social issues.
“From our earliest days, my grandfather believed in giving back to the community, a legacy that Servco has sustained for a century” said Mark Fukunaga, chairman & CEO of Servco. “In our centennial year, we will be investing in programs that address systemic challenges impacting our community. We are proud to continue the longstanding partnership between Servco and AUW as we develop this program to improve the financial stability of Hawaii families.”
This is Servco’s first major donation of the year and is part of its $1.5 million philanthropic initiative to give back in ways that will positively impact Hawaii for the next 100 years. Since 1989, Servco has donated more than $5.2 million to Aloha United Way through employee donations, special fundraising events, and corporate gifts. Servco has been honored with Aloha United Way’s “Spirit of Community Award” from 2012–2018.
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