Congratulations to Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce First Vice Chair, Myles Shibata (Vice President of Development, Hawai’i Community Foundation), who was the recipient of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Aloha Chapter (AFP) 2019 Outstanding Professional Fundraiser!!
“Hawai’i Community Foundation’s Vice President of Development Myles was trained in the hospitality field and served in executive positions with major hotels for more than 25 years. In that role, he was a corporate philanthropist ensuring that his company was giving back to the community. At HCF, from responding to donor inquiries to raising nearly $12 million over the last 11 years, Myles has remained a trusted advisor to Hawaii’s major philanthropists.
Recognizing the need to develop unrestricted funds to help Hawai’i Community Foundation better respond to community issues and the needs as they arise, HCF created the Catalyst Fund and asked Myles to spearhead this effort. Myles is raising annual operating support while building an endowment for the same purpose. His fundraising and management skills coupled with his intelligence and focus have raised $1.5 million to date including $500,000 toward the endowment”