(Hagåtña, Guam, March 26, 2015) - First Hawaiian Bank's three Guam branches located in Maite, Dededo and Tamuning, raised $6,213 during the bank's annual "Be a Fan" Special Olympics fundraising campaign, according to an announcement today by Laura-Lynn V. Dacanay, First Hawaiian Bank Senior Vice President, Guam and CNMI Region Manager.
All three First Hawaiian Bank Guam branches participated in the bank-wide effort, serving as collection points for the campaign in accepting monetary donations from the community, which ran from September 2 to October 31, 2014. All funds collected by the First Hawaiian Bank Guam branches will benefit Special Olympics Guam.
"For the third year in a row, the family of First Hawaiian Bank Guam Branches have stepped up to the plate for our program and more importantly our athletes," said Frank Florig, Special Olympics President and CEO. "The support of their Management, Staff and Customers are an example that the island spirit is alive and well. Thank you, Si Yu'us Ma'ase and Mahalo from our family at Special Olympics Guam."
"First Hawaiian Bank has been supporting Special Olympics Guam for over 18 years," said Dacanay. "The work they do is so vital to the well-being of our residents with intellectual disabilities. We were pleased to once again raise funds to support of their athletes."
The check presentation for $6,213 was made on March 24, 2015 at the First Hawaiian Bank Maite Banking Center. Included in the photo are from left to right: (Back Row) Mark Wessling, Special Olympics Guam Chairman and Peter Valdez, FHB VP and Team Leader; (Front Row) Jose Garcia, FHB VP and Tamuning Branch Manager, Franciso Florig, Special Olympics Guam President and CEO, Laura-Lynn Dacanay, FHB Senior VP, Guam and CNMI Region, Paul Mendiola, Special Olympics Guam Board Member and Maria Calvo, FHB VP and Dededo Branch Manager.
First Hawaiian Bank (FHB.com), with assets of $18.1 billion, was founded in 1858 and is one of the Guam region's leading banks offering a full-range of financial services for personal and business banking customers. The bank operates 57 branches in Hawaii, three on Guam and two in the CNMI.