The GIFT Foundation of Hawaii has donated more than $185,000 from its annual Halloween costume party, “Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous,” to the following beneficiaries and programs:
>> Hawaii Youth Symphony: $80,000
>> Hawaii Nature Center: $50,000
>> Hawaii Literacy: $30,000
>> Boys & Girls Club: $25,000
The Ludwick Family Foundation matched the Hawaii Youth Symphony’s contribution with $75,000, bringing donations for the organization to $155,000. The symphony will use the money for its Music Alive program. Grants for the Hawaii Nature Center will go toward its construction of a new pavilion to expand programs as well as an additional program shelter, while money for Hawaii Literacy will be spent on its literacy and technology initiative, Parents Achieving Literacy Project, Youth Tutoring Project and literacy classes. The Boys & Girls Club will use its grant for its juvenile detention alternative initiative.
Founded in 2003 by a group of young professionals, The GIFT (Giving Inspiration for Tomorrow) Foundation raises funds to support charitable groups in Hawaii.