University of Hawai`i Federal Credit Union Honored with Aloha United Way Laulima Leadership Award

Aloha United Way Laulima Award

For Immediate Release
May 10, 2018

Bari Carroll
Phone: (808) 983-5503

Aloha United Way Best Singer
(Honolulu, HI) – The University of Hawai`i Federal Credit Union (UHFCU) has been selected as the recipient of the Laulima Award for its 2017 Aloha United Way (AUW) campaign at its Spirit of Community Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 10th, 2018 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel.  The Spirit of Community Awards recognize individuals and companies whose extraordinary level of commitment helps to raise millions of dollars each year to support local charities who impact hundreds of thousands of lives.

UHFCU earned the Laulima award (“Laulima” translates to “many hands working together”).  This award recognizes exceptional leadership of an individual/group in coordinating a workplace giving campaign in small, medium and large companies.

In addition, Aloha United Way asked companies to submit a music video of singing and dancing to the song “Let’s Talk Story” by the Hawaiian Style Band to help kick-start its social media campaign.  Thanks to careful planning, coordination, and natural-born talent, UHFCU employees were also presented with the award for “Best Singer” for their efforts.

“The University of Hawai`i Credit Union is honored to support such an important and worthwhile community-focused organization like Aloha United Way,” said UHFCU President and CEO Travis Bow. “We are extremely proud of our employees, who continue to demonstrate our commitment to supporting AUW’s mission in the local community. We are thrilled to be recognized once again for the outstanding efforts of our employees and to help support such vital and valuable social services throughout the Islands.”

About the University of Hawai`i Federal Credit Union

Celebrating over 60 years of service, UHFCU is a federally chartered credit union with over $618 million in assets that serves the faculty, staff, students, and alumni association members of the University of Hawai`i system statewide. It was named “Best Bank” by the students of the University of Hawai`i and is looking forward to serving the University system for years to come.

UHFCU’s main office is located at 2019 S. King Street (at the corner of McCully and King), with additional branches on the UH Mānoa Campus, UH West Oahu campus, and Leahi Hospital. It also provides access to members at over 50 Shared Branch locations and more than 375 surcharge-free ATMs throughout Hawai`i.