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Nonprofit directors announce nominees for annual awards

Lt. Gov. Josh Green will be the keynote speaker, with remarks from Mayor Michael Victorino, at the Maui Nonprofit Directors annual Meeting and Leadership Awards Oct. 17 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The events start at 5:30 p.m. with heavy pupu and no-host cocktails.

The 2020 board of directors will be installed and the MNPD Humanitarian, Business and Nonprofit Director of the Year will be recognized.

Honorees are:

HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR

Mona Cherry, nominated by Mental Health of America; Maureen Marrs & Anne Leuteneker, nominated by Friends of the Children’s Justice Center; Mercer “Chubby” Vicens, nominated by Maui Economic Opportunity; Eddie Domingo, nominated by MEO; Leonardo Sequeira, nominated by MEO; Gerry Smith, nominated by MEO Business Development Center; Cliff Alakai, nominated by MEO; Dr. Michael E. Kim, nominated by Maui Family Support Services.

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Mana Foods, nominated by The Pa’ia Youth & Cultural Center; Hawai’i Community Foundation, nominated by MEO; The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villa & The Westin Nanea Ocean Villlas, nominated by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui; Expojah Band, nominated by ‘Ohana Makamae Inc.

NONPROFIT DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Susan White, The Pa’ia Youth Council Inc.; Debbie Cabebe, CEO, MEO.

Tickets are on sale for $35 for nonmembers and no cost to MNPD members.

Tickets may be purchased at www.mauinonprofit.org — click on event-registration. The registration deadline is Friday.

For more information, contact MNPD President Bevanne Bowers at 244-5744.