CONNECTING CHILDREN & FAMILIES TO NATURE HAWAI`I NATURE CENTER ANNUAL REPORT 2017
Hawai‘i Nature Center is a nonprofit that seeks to foster awareness, appreciation, understanding, and stewardship of
Board of Directors January 1 to December 31, 2017
Hawai‘i’s environment by educating children with an interactive and immersive approach. The organization offers dynamic school and family programs, volunteer opportunities, and community
Executive Committee Dee Dee Letts
Piia Aarma Vice Chair
MESSAGE FROM LEADERSHIP
Noriko Harimoto Secretary
2017 was a banner year for Hawai‘i Nature Center. We served more children and families across O‘ahu and Maui than any previous
Steve Rodgers Treasurer
year in our history. HNC also held week-long Nature Adventure Camps during school break on Maui – our first since the
devastating September 2016 flood. In more good news, volunteers Tim Anderson
continued to help HNC grow by contributing their time and talents to preparing program supplies, beautifying our properties, and
Bruce Coppa Meleana Estes
caring for local wetlands.
G. Robert Johnston
A look back at this year’s challenges and accomplishments reminds
us that anything is possible with commitment, collaboration and
determination. We are grateful for the efforts and teamwork from all corners of the community. Nature presents a great opportunity
Christian O'Connor H
ō k ū ao
for us to come together in friendship and with great purpose. Bonnie Rice
We thank you for your support.
JEEYUN LEE Executive Director
DEE DEE LETTS Chair
CULTIVATING STEWARDSHIP We believe that the way to create the next generation of
inquisitive environmental stewards is to instill a profound connection to nature.
13,690 children education 3,071 adults educated
On Maui and O‘ahu, HNC has served over 1 million children since our inception in 1981. Each year, more than 20,000 children are
educated through our field trips and day camps. In 2017, HNC served 22 schools on Maui and 108 schools on O‘ahu. Keiki visiting HNC attend through school field trips, intersession day
108 school partners
camps, community programs, and even birthday parties.
Maui Education 3,946 children education 496 adults educated Total: 4,442
22 school partners
VOLUNTEERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE A total of 927 volunteers expanded the organization’s impact across O‘ahu and Maui and contributed 5,863 hours of administrative, maintenance, and field work assistance. This noble work engages so many: students through school field trips, teachers through standards-based curricula development, visitors through nature camps, and families through weekend programs.
927 volunteers 5,863 hours
FINANCIAL OVERVIEW January 1 to December 31, 2017 Funding Sources: $904,013 Use of Funds: $1,165,146 Education & Community Programs: $868,965 Administration & Support Services: $205,102 Fundraising: $91,716
2017 Champion Supporter: Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation Green Gala Sponsors Alexander & Baldwin Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
George Norcross & Tyrie Lee Jenkins, M.D.
Par Hawaii Pineapple Tweed PR & Marketing
Bank of Hawaii
Goodfellow Bros., Inc.
Simplicity HR by Altres
BMK Construction, LLC
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Dee Dee Letts
McCorriston Miller Mukai
The Rice Partnership
Hawaii Pacific Solar
The Rogers Family
Pacific Rim Land, Inc.
Hawaiian Dredging Construction
CW Associates, CPAs
MEET OLD GUY
Pono Stone LLC
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