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RAM Members Give Back, Year After Year

RAM Members Give Back, Year After Year By Sarah Ruppenthal For more than two decades, Bob, Donna, and Clint Hansen of Maui Luxury Real Estate LLC have brought Christmas joy to kids who need it most by holding an annual toy drive for the Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Maui. If you ask…

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REALTOR® Helps Make Wishes Come True

REALTOR® Helps Make Wishes Come True By Sarah Ruppenthal Forty-two years ago, Chris Greicius, a 7-year-old boy with leukemia, had one wish: He wanted to be a police officer. Chris’s community came together and made his wish come true. This collective act of kindness was the inspiration behind the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a nonprofit that has since…

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Realtor takes steps to help find a cure

Realtor takes steps to help find a cure By Sarah Ruppenthal In 1901, Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a German psychiatrist and neurologist, examined a patient with a  mystifying case of progressive memory loss. He determined that she had a pathological form of  dementia—what we now know to be Alzheimer’s disease.  Today, Alzheimer’s is classified as a…

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REALTORS® work to end hunger on Maui

Right now, someone is grappling with food insecurity in Maui County. The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active and healthy life. Tragically, it is a daily reality for many residents. That’s why Debbie Arakaki is stepping up to help. And not for the…

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REALTOR® puts ‘service above self’

Rotary club members may come from all walks of life, but they have one thing in common: They really love being Rotarians. Just ask Li Hay of Equity One Real Estate, who joined the Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui in the spring of 2020 and currently serves as its president. For Hay, becoming a Rotarian…

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RAM member helps create happy tails

Nineteenth-century American humorist Josh Billings once said: “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” Ginni Madsen of Pacific Home Loans knows this firsthand. Every day, she experiences the joy of wagging tails, wet noses, and unconditional love: She has a two-year-old Great Dane named Uhtred and is…

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RAM member steps up to the plate for youth

Eighty-four years ago in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, a man named Carl Stotz fatefully tripped over the roots of a lilac bush during a backyard game of catch with his two young nephews. His leg throbbing, Stotz sat down for a moment to let the pain subside. That’s when the idea came to him. According to his…

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REALTOR® goes the extra mile for Pacific Cancer Foundation

No one is ever prepared to hear the words: “You have cancer.” It’s a diagnosis that leaves many reeling and unsure of what to do next. That’s where the Pacific Cancer Foundation can help. Since its inception in 2005, the nonprofit has provided a variety of programs and services to the local cancer community, including,…

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REALTORS® help keep Maui’s beaches clean

Imagine what would happen if every company, large or small, set aside one day out of the year to give back to their respective communities. What could be accomplished in a single day? A lot. Case in point: The Agency’s Global Clean-up Day on Wednesday, Aug, 24. As part of the real estate company’s annual…

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RAM member focuses on the future

How do you engage youth in environmental issues? Teach them the art of filmmaking.  It’s a winning tactic used by Maui Huliau Foundation, a nonprofit that was founded in 2010 to promote environmental literacy and leadership development among local youth through community-based educational experiences. Designed exclusively for intermediate and high school students, Maui Huliau Foundation…

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