May 16, 2016 | Source:

Salvation Army Hawaii gala raises $300K for Pathway to Hope program: Slideshow

The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands raised more than $300,000 for its Pathway to Hope program during its 2016 Partners in Community Service gala over the weekend. The annual event, which honored three recipients, featured food by eight Hawaii chefs.

It took place Friday night at The Salvation Army’s Family Treatment Services campus in Kaimuki.

Murray Bawden, who serves as chairman of the property committee for The Salvation Army’s Honolulu advisory board and vice chairman of the executive committee, was one of the evening’s honorees. Bawden, who recently retired from the construction company Howard S. Wright on the Mainland, helped to lead the construction committee overseeing the $133 million Kroc Center project.

Also recognized was Group 70 International, lead design partner for Kroc Center Hawaii, and Hawaii Community Foundation, for its role connecting donors with nonprofit groups.

Catering for the event was prepared by chefs Russell Siu of 3660 on the Rise; Chai Chaowasaree of Chef Chai; Justin Inagaki of Hy’s Steak House; Terry Kakazu of HASR Bistro; George Mavrothalassitis of Chef Mavro; Andy Reagan of Morimoto Waikiki; Wade Ueoka of MW Restaurant; and Wayne Hirabayashi of The Kahala Hotel & Resort. Agnes Bake Shop, Girls Who Bake Next Door and Il Gelato also provided menu items.

Carlton Williams of CW Associates, CPAs, was the chairman of this year’s event, whose top sponsors were Kalaeloa Partners and Pacific Business News.


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