This holiday season, we've got more than one wish


LET’S SPREAD THE HOPE AROUND

 


 

With so many extraordinary organizations working to prop-up, promote and protect our local communities—and Hawai‘i’s precious natural resources—this year we’ve chosen to support not just one, but six of our personal favorites.

The vital organizations below represent those which our Bennet Group team members identified as some of Hawai‘i’s most essential and impactful. In honor of the holidays and a very hopeful new year, we’ve made a donation to each of these vital efforts.

We encourage you to learn more about the important work they’re doing and consider lending any or all of them your much-needed support as well.


Happy Holidays from our ‘OHANA TO YOURS!

 

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We believe communications can create positive change — within individuals, within companies, and within entire communities. We place a premium on teamwork, excellence, creativity and community service. We are proud to know our work is helping to create a stronger, better Hawai‘i.

Our Commitment to Hawaiʻi


Bennet Group is always keenly aware of our surroundings and our role and responsibilities relative to the place which we call home. Our communities, our culture, and our often-complex business climate demands a highly thoughtful, well-informed and intensely personalized approach. For 25 years, the Bennet Group has exceled by helping our clients to grow and flourish here, sharing our keen and nimble understanding of the land and its people; a culture steeped in rich local history, pride and values.

MALAMA HAWAIʻI


At Bennet Group, we understand the importance of preserving Hawaiʻi’s precious and finite environmental resources. We are committed to doing our part to ensure a sustainable, regenerative future, improving our state’s social, economic and environmental wellbeing. Among other efforts, we advance this mission through:

  • Full-time remote work for all employees, reducing vehicle emissions and waste in day-to-day office operations
  • Partnering with organizations committed to a green future for Hawaiʻi
  • Volunteering time to make a positive impact on the environment

GIVING BACK THROUGH ACTS OF SERVICE


In tandem with our commitment to uplifting local communities, each Bennet Group team member is encouraged to participate in philanthropic programs, outreach efforts and pro-bono campaigns that align with their individual social and environmental priorities. Below is a current list of our community contributions:

Public Health


House Select Committee on COVID

Education


Pauahi Foundation
Kamemehameha Schools, Kāpili ‘Oihana
St. Andrew’s Schools
UHERO/UH Foundation

Environment


Trust for Public Land
Waikiki Yacht Club
North Shore Community Land Trust

Crisis Services


Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i
Kama‘aina Economic Recovery
Campaign

Arts


Hawai‘i Symphony
Hawaiʻi Opera Theatre
Abigail K. Kawānanakoa Foundation

Family Services


Women's Fund of Hawai‘i
Hawai‘i Homeownership Center
Lunalilo Home

SELECT CASE STUDIES


Aloha United Way’s ALICE FUND


As 2021 came to a close, Bennet Group thoughts were with the families throughout Hawai‘i who have had an especially difficult time navigating the challenges of the pandemic and the impact it’s had on our local economy.

By creating a mini-campaign and giving opportunity for clients, they were able to help direct funding to the Aloha United Way’s ALICE Fund, providing essential support to working families caught in the difficult zone, earning just above the federal poverty level but below Hawai‘i’s higher basic cost of living.

Visit www.auw.org/united-for-alice to learn more about this vital program and how we can all lend our neighbors and our community a much needed helping hand.

Bishop Museum


Bennet Group is providing strategic consultation to Hawaii's Museum—the Bishop Museum

Their mission: As Hawaiʻi’s Museum, we educate our community and the world by sharing our unparalleled cultural and natural history collections and active scientific research. We are stewards of irreplaceable materials that honor and perpetuate the culture and scientific knowledge of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific as we work towards a sustainable future–work that cannot be done without the generous support of local and national foundations, grant makers, and government partners.

Learn more and visit: https://www.bishopmuseum.org/

Women's Fund of Hawai‘i


Bennet Group provides ongoing support to the Women’s Fund of Hawai‘i. Their mission is to support innovative, grassroots programs that empower women and girls statewide. The Fund provides information and education on women’s and girls’ philanthropy, shines a light on women’s and girls’ issues, and increases the visibility of our grantees.

To learn more, visit https://womensfundhawaii.org/learn-more/

Advocates of the Environment


Because we live and work on a small island chain where resources are precious and finite, we seek to incorporate good environmental management practices in all that we do. We contribute to the organizations that are helping to protect and preserve Hawaii’s rich and rare environment. Our goal is to help ensure Hawaii’s environment will be protected for future generations.