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CONNECTING CHILDREN & FAMILIES TO NATURE HAWAI`I NATURE CENTER ANNUAL REPORT 2017


OUR MISSION

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

education.

Chair

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

Directors

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

Michele Loudermilk

us that anything is possible with commitment, collaboration and

McKibbin Mist

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

Pellegrino

for us to come together in friendship and with great purpose. Bonnie Rice

Julie Rogers

We thank you for your support.

Randall Sakumoto

JEEYUN LEE Executive Director

DEE DEE LETTS Chair

Andrew Yani


CULTIVATING STEWARDSHIP We believe that the way to create the next generation of

O`ahu Education

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

Total: 16,761

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

Lynn McCrory

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Dee Dee Letts

McCorriston Miller Mukai

The Rice Partnership

Hawaii Pacific Solar

MacKinnon LLP

The Rogers Family

Gentry Homes

Pacific Rim Land, Inc.

Thornton Associates

Ticket Buyers

Donors

Brant Chillingworth

Dowling Co.

Bruce Coppa

Hawaiian Dredging Construction

Christian O’Connor

Company

CW Associates, CPAs

Jan Sullivan

Jason Espero

Servco Foundation

MEET OLD GUY

Pono Stone LLC

Susan Yamada

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