Hawai’i Chapter

EPIP Hawaii provides professional development and networking opportunities to philanthropic practitioners working in Hawaii. Our members are interested in contributing to a multigenerational and effective philanthropic landscape that has a notable social impact.

To get in touch with us, email hawaii@epip.org

Follow EPIP Hawai’i on Twitter @EPIPHawaii


EPIP Hawaii Steering Commitee
Melissa Jackson, The Zilber Foundation
Keahi Makaimoku, Co-Chair – Hau’oli Mau Loa Foundation
Anne Swayne Keir, Co Chair – The Keith and Judy Swayne Family Foundation
Patria Weston Lee, Consuelo Foundation
Kaipo Kukahiko, Consuelo Foundation
Lauren Baer, Learning Coalition
Jami Burks, Makana Aloha Foundation
Cindy Garcia, Hawai’i Community Foundation



  1. Conference Reflections: Leadership, an ancient practice, can heal the wounds of the world

    The 2013 EPIP National Conference included an awards ceremony. The EPIP Unity Award, which honors the chapter that has grown the most over the past year, went to EPIP Hawai’i, recognized as a chapter at the 2012 National Conference in Los Angeles. During the awards ceremony, Kevin Chang of the EPIP Hawai’i chapter and Executive Director of the Hawai’i Community Stewardship...

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  2. EPIP Hawai’i Quarterly Newsletter

    The EPIP Hawai’i quarterly newsletter is now available! Read about upcoming events and recaps of past events, new initiatives like the “Connecting Leaders in Philanthropy” program, and a list of excellent resources and professional development opportunities. For more information or questions, contact the steering committee at hawaii@epip.org. Download the newsletter here!

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  3. EPIP Hawai’i November Lunch Meeting

    EPIP Hawai’i Presents Learning Circles Creating a space that encourages collaboration and innovation is essential in Philanthropy. Small group discussions will be facilitated to promote the awareness and sharing of information that may be of interest to others working in philanthropic sectors. Attendees are encouraged to: Highlight one or two priorities your Foundation is currently focused on. Bring a resource, book, article, etc. that has been inspiring you...

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  4. EPIP Hawai’i October Lunch Meeting

    Please join us for our EPIP Hawai’i October lunch meeting featuring small group discussions with respected Hawai’i philanthropic leaders: Janis Reischmann,  Executive Director of  Hau’oli Mau Loa Foundation Stacie Ma’a,  Vice President of  The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Terry George,  Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Harold K.L Castle Foundation Al Castle,   Executive Director of the  Samuel N. and Mary...

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  5. EPIP Hawaii’s September Meeting

    Join EPIP Hawaii for their September lunch meeting! Friday, September 7, 2012 12:00 – 1:30 pm YWCA Laniakea, 1040 Richards Street, Downtown Honolulu We will be hosting a panel of innovative leaders in the arts.  Rich Richardson, the Executive Director of HAPA, Marilyn Cristofori, the Executive Director of Hawaii Arts Alliance, and Louise King Lanzilotti, the Executive Director of El Sistema Hawaii will be sharing their perspectives on social...

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Hawaii Chapter Events