aio Foundation


The aio Foundation’s mission is to create a better future for Hawai‘i by providing opportunities for our young people to grow into thoughtful, educated, community-minded individuals with a deep appreciation of our home state. 


The aio Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports academic, athletic and artistic programs that enable Hawaii’s youth to develop the skills and knowledge to become self-sustaining, community-minded contributors who work toward making the Islands a better place. Support is available for organizations offering opportunities in workforce/career development, life skills, communication, personal or cultural development for Hawaii’s youth. The aio Foundation offers sponsorships and a quarterly aio Amplify media outreach campaign program; these may be applied for via the Foundation website. In addition, the aio Foundation offers ongoing support to the Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders, the Hawaii’s Next 50 contest and the VEX IQ Hawaii robotics program. The Kahauiki Village community for homeless families is the aio Foundation’s marquee project. 


Volunteers are the unsung heroes in executing successful projects. Please consider volunteering for aio Foundation. Email

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Hervy Kurisu, President Emeritus

Jaime Kinoshita Oliveira, President

Darin Isobe, Vice President

Kathy Kakugawa, Treasurer

Dawn Sakamoto Paiva, Secretary

Warren Daubert

Lynn Hirashima

Chris “Hart” Kessell

Art Kimura

Donna Kodama-Yee

aio Foundation
1000 Bishop St., Suite 202, Honolulu, HI 96813