The Credit Unions of Maui planned to host their annual Charity Golf Tournament on August 12, 2023, to benefit local nonprofit, Hospice Maui. Considering the wildfires that ravaged areas throughout Maui, the event was cancelled, and in partnership with Hospice Maui, the $38,000 in proceeds raised was donated to the Credit Unions of Maui Wildfire Relief Fund, which has been providing essential resources to their members and those who have been impacted by the Maui wildfires.
“We were honored to be selected by the Credit Unions of Maui as the beneficiary of its 8th annual golf tournament,” comments Melanie Dwyer, Hospice Maui CEO. “Given the circumstances and tremendous need that individuals and families throughout Maui have, we felt that the money raised would be most beneficial and make the greatest impact through the Credit Unions of Maui Wildfire Relief Fund.”
This year’s tournament co-chairs Guy Muraoka, CEO/President of Kahului Federal Credit Union, and Kelly Tobita, CEO/President of Maui Teachers Federal Credit Union state, “It was a difficult decision to cancel this year’s Golf Tournament as we know many people and partners look forward to the event each year. A huge mahalo to the golfers, sponsors, and donors who generously supported the event and enabled the Credit Unions of Maui to help those impacted by the wildfires through the Maui Wildfire Relief Fund, which has been providing essential resources to our members and those who have been impacted by the Maui wildfires.”
Since 2014, Kahului FCU, Maui FCU, Maui County FCU, Maui Teachers FCU, Valley Isle FCU and Wailuku FCU have joined together to organize this annual golf tournament to support local organizations. To-date, over $260,000 has been raised to improve the health and well-being of individuals throughout Hawaii.
About the Credit Unions of Maui
The Credit Unions of Maui is comprised of six Maui-chartered federal credit unions (FCU) including Kahului Federal Credit Union, Maui Federal Credit Union, Maui County Federal Credit Union, Maui Teachers Federal Credit Union, Valley Isle Community Federal Credit Union, and Wailuku Federal Credit Union. Together they strive to make a positive impact in their communities throughout Maui County.
About Hospice Maui
Since 1981, physicians and families on Maui have entrusted Hospice Maui with the care of their patients and loved ones. Hospice Maui provides quality, compassionate hospice care to maximize the comfort and dignity of those in their last months or weeks of life, in whatever setting they reside. Hospice Maui is unique in that it also provides emotional and spiritual support for the patient and their loved ones, as well as bereavement support for an entire year after the death. Visit hospicemaui.org for more information.