Posted by GoGovs.com Staff on Sunday, December 29, 2013 (239 hits)
“Our goal is to help graduates achieve their goals…”
In our Department of Education, more high school alumni foundations are created each year, the envy of other public high schools that are still struggling to organize their alumni. We know through experience that it is difficult to jump start a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable foundation. FACF started in 1976 and persevered to bring us where we are today.
Now that we can claim success, we still cannot sit on our laurels. We must continue to push for memberships and donations. Our uncertain economy during the past years has slowed our investment growth. We must take the challenge of engaging ourselves by spreading the word to our classmates that “a good way to help our alma mater is to join the “FACF.” We thank you for your support and efforts!
Wendy Horikami, ’73, is a vice-principal at Kaimuki Intermediate School. She was a past director on the FACF Board and has now rejoined the board. Congratulations and welcome back!
To qualify as a “BeneFactor” member and have your name posted in the showcase erected near the FHS principal’s office, your accumulated donations should amount to a minimum of $3,000. I am delighted to announce our four newest benefactors. They are Bebi Davis, FHS faculty member; Ernest Busboso ’51; Alice Nunogawa ’64; and Lance Yamashiro ’50. Congratulations!
I always believe that nothing is impossible. The fact that you are reading this article is a possibility due to education. Diane Njak swam from Cuba to Florida and made an impossible feat a possibility. Therefore, why can’t FACF become a foundation like the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation or like the Gates Foundation? Ahem, okay…a little, little bit like them? Let us dream big!
Our 38th annual meeting is slated for March 2, 2014 at the Japanese Cultural Center in Moiliili. We will be honoring the classes of ’54 and ’64 with Diamond and Gold diplomas, respectively. All are welcome to attend. See the article in this newsletter. Gather your classmates and reserve a table of ten. This is a good time to reminisce.
The holidays are coming! The holidays are coming! Yes, may I wish you many joyous moments during the coming holiday season!
Malama Kekahi I Kekahi
David Jeong, ’53