Caring for Our Community
Supporting Communities with Our 'Yes' Spirit
At First Hawaiian Bank, we all share a 'Yes Spirit' that has been a part of our bank's culture from the very beginning. Our employees recognize that if there's something you want to do -- take on a dream, accomplish your goals -- it all starts with 'Yes'. Saying 'Yes' opens up possibilities and is a reflection of this 'can-do' spirit that motivates us to be the one to make a difference in helping to build stronger, healthier communities for us all. At First Hawaiian, we strongly believe in giving back to the community and supporting local charities, it's a legacy of giving that we are proud to continue today. It reflects the commitment to identify needs in the community and to take bold action. For more than 156 years, we have invested in and helped nurture this special place we call home.
Today, First Hawaiian Bank, our employees, and the First Hawaiian Foundation together represent one of the largest corporate contributors in Hawaii, Guam and CNMI, annually donating more than $3 million to over 400 charitable organizations. Our employees are given time off to provide much-needed support at community events.
Please join us in supporting the causes that mean the most to you. Our community can do great things when we come together. Get involved and help make a difference.
2016 Community Care - Employee Volunteering Campaign
In 2016, our Community Care employee volunteer activities were designed to bring “Comfort & Joy” to those in our community – children, the elderly, and those in need. From October to December, more than 400 employees, family and friends, volunteered hundreds of hours on Oahu, Maui, the Big Island and Kauai. Here’s a glimpse of some of the Team Volunteer Work our employees have been engaged in.
2016 Kokua Mai - Employee Giving Campaign
The 2016 Kokua Mai campaign raised a record $1 million for charities in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan. Our employees and retirees generously gave from the heart, donating over $722,000, with a contribution by the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation helping us reach $1 million during the month of October as part of the bank’s annual Kokua Mai employee-giving campaign. A remarkable 99 percent of our employees stepped forward to make personal donations. All program costs are covered by the bank so that 100 percent of every employee contribution goes to their charity of choice. Investing in our community is a legacy we’re proud to continue for more than 158 years.