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It’s All AboutYOU Kent and Polli Smith Family Fund

A legacy lives on, making a difference across Maui Sometimes, all it takes is the will and determination to solve a problem.That’s

the thinking behind the Kent and Polli Smith Family Fund, established after the tragic passing of their son, Ian, in a snowboarding accident in 2004. “Giving helps us deal with his passing,” Kent explains. This Donor Advised Fund at Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF) focuses on the needs of the Maui community, relying on the insights of Kent, Polli, their

Department of Education to put an onsite filtration and purification system in place, giving students easy access When Pa‘ia Elementary School’s to clean water and allowing water fountains ran dry because the PTSA they had no to focus on water filtration “Knowing you have system, the made a great difference other needs. “Knowing Smith family in someone’s life is one you have worked with of the most rewarding made a great the Parent feelings I’ve ever felt.” difference in Teacher someone’s Student – Ali Hoeck, Kent and Polli Smith’s life is one Association granddaughter and successor of the most (PTSA) advisor to the Kent and Polli Smith and the daughter Tiffany, and their 22 year old granddaughter, Ali.

Family Fund

> Did you know: In 2015, HCF distributed more than $45 million into the community, much of

which came from funds established by families just like the Smiths, including $8 million in grants to support education and young people and another $4.5 million in scholarships.

Learn how it’s about y ou at HawaiiCommunity F oundation.o r g

rewarding feelings I’ve ever felt,” says Ali. HCF helps people like the Smiths create a plan that matches their interests and charitable goals and guides future generations to carry on the legacy. By helping more than 100 organizations across Maui, the Smith family’s multigenerational legacy has made a real difference, something they know their son, Ian, would be proud of.

Kent and Polli Smith Family Fund  

Sometimes, all it takes is the will and determination to solve a problem. That’s the thinking behind the Kent and Polli Smith Family Fund, e...

Kent and Polli Smith Family Fund  

Sometimes, all it takes is the will and determination to solve a problem. That’s the thinking behind the Kent and Polli Smith Family Fund, e...