HONOLULU — Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU) named Marion Higa and Grant Tanimoto to its board of directors at the organization’s annual member meeting on March 12. Higa and Tanimoto will serve a three-year term beginning this month.
A longtime member of Hawaii State FCU, Higa is a former state auditor with more than 40 years of experience in auditing and legislative liaison work. Tanimoto, a current Hawaii State FCU board member, served as treasurer for two years and was an active member of multiple committees during his first term. A retired private practice attorney, Tanimoto also served several state positions, including general counsel for the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission, acting director in the tax department, and deputy attorney general.
This year, Hawaii State FCU continued its tradition of donating $5 for each online ballot to a Hawaii nonprofit. With nearly 3,000 votes cast online, Hawaii State FCU contributed $15,000 to support Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women & Children through the Children’s Miracle Network, surpassing its initial fundraising goal of $10,000.
“Hawaii State FCU combined creativity with philanthropy, engaging and empowering its members to vote and contribute to our cause. We are grateful for their support of our mission to provide exceptional medical care for Hawaii’s keiki,” said Tom Mundell, senior vice president of philanthropy for Hawaii Pacific Health.
Hawaii State FCU’s unique corporate giving campaign encourages members to go “green,” saving tens of thousands of dollars in printing and mailing costs. In 2015, Hawaii State FCU participated in its first donation campaign for online annual election votes and contributed $10,000 to Make-a-Wish Hawaii.
“We thank our members for their strong voter turnout to elect our new board members. After receiving nearly 3,000 votes online, we are happy to announce we’ve raised our donation pledge to $15,000 to benefit Kapiʻolani Medical Center, Hawai‘i’s only Children’s Miracle Network hospital,” said Andrew Rosen, president and CEO of Hawaii State FCU. “Marion and Grant have decades of experience in legal and auditing services, and their service to the board will help advance our mission while remaining fiscally sound.