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PHILANTHROPY

It’s All AboutYOU

Giving back to the community is part of Hawai‘i’s history and part of the legacy of Kaua‘i’s Wilcox family “As part of a family whose story is intertwined with that of Kaua‘i, history is very personal.” Richard “Dick” Sloggett

their histories would be lost

and commissioner of

to future generations.

public health, was a force behind Wilcox Health and

To this day, the influence of

the G.N.Wilcox Memorial

the family’s generosity can

Hospital. The family’s legacy

be felt in the institutions

is also linked to Elsie H.

they helped to shape.

Wilcox Elementary School,

George Norton Wilcox

Kaua‘i Community College,

transformed Grove Farm

and the YWCA of Kaua‘i.

into a thriving sugar plantation and helped to build Na-wiliwili Harbor. Mabel Wilcox, a nurse

Then there is “Camp Sloggett,” which was built as a family retreat in Ko-ke‘e by Dick’s grandparents,

“I guess you could say we

Christmas holidays spent

Henry Digby and Etta Wilcox

were all born with the gene,”

at Grove Farm homestead,

Sloggett, and later donated

said Richard “Dick” Sloggett,

where presents sat under

to the YWCA. It’s a special

Jr., about his family’s long

a Norfolk pine illuminated

place that still serves as a

tradition of philanthropy

with real candles!

gathering spot for members

in Hawai‘i. The 85-year-

of the extended family at

old is a fifth generation

Grove Farm, Mahamoku,

Thanksgiving. “As part of

descendant of Abner and

and Wai‘oli Mission House

a family whose story is

Lucy Wilcox, missionary

are now preserved as

intertwined with that of

teachers who settled on

museums that can be

Kaua‘i,” said Dick Slogett,

Kaua‘i in 1846 after arriving

enjoyed by the local

“history is very personal.”

in Honolulu in 1837. Dick

community and visitors. It

recalls the summers he

was the hope of Elsie and

spent at Mahamoku in

Mabel Wilcox, who led the

Hanalei with his great aunts

restoration efforts, that

Elsie and Mabel Wilcox, and

neither the properties nor

The Wilcox family’s legacy of giving on Kaua‘i includes the Wilcox Health and Wilcox Memorial Hospital.

> Did you know: Over 200 families have named HCF in their estate plans to invest in the future of Hawai‘i and ensure that their charitable legacy will live on like the Wilcox family.

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Kauai’s Wilcox family  

“I guess you could say we were all born with the gene,” said Richard “Dick” Sloggett, Jr., about his family’s long tradition of philanthropy...

Kauai’s Wilcox family  

“I guess you could say we were all born with the gene,” said Richard “Dick” Sloggett, Jr., about his family’s long tradition of philanthropy...