First Hawaiian Bank employees on Guam and the CNMI pledged $18,603 for local charities during the bank’s recent Kokua Mai employee giving campaign, according to an announcement today by Laura-Lynn V. Dacanay, senior vice president, Guam and CNMI region manager.
“We’re especially proud that we achieved 100% participation with every single First Hawaiian Bank employee in our region participating in Kokua Mai to help us exceed our goal by 123 percent,” said Dacanay. “Our employees are some of the most generous, volunteering their time and talents to assist various community charities throughout the year.”
“We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Guam and Saipan employees at First Hawaiian Bank for their generous contributions to Make-A-Wish Guam,” said Make-A-Wish Guam Executive Director Victor Camacho. “Their donations make it possible for us to grant wishes to children with life threatening medical conditions in our community. Through Kokua Mai, First Hawaiian supports us in our mission to enrich the human spirit with hope, strength and joy.”
First Hawaiian Bank administers the annual fundraising campaign with 100 percent of employee donations going directly to local charities. The online giving program is completely run by employees. This year’s 4-week campaign ran from October 1 through October 31 with employees conducting department fundraisers throughout.
First Hawaiian Bank (fhb.com) with assets of $16.1 billion was founded in Hawaii in 1858 and is the leading bank in Guam with the largest share of loans and deposits in the region. The bank operates 58 branches in Hawaii, three on Guam and two on Saipan.