Rotary Club of Hilo awards $16,000 to two nonprofits

  • Rotary Club of Hilo members and beneficiary representatives celebrate $16,000 donated from funds generated by the Hilo Brewfest 2021. The virtual “Brewfest in a Box” redesign of the club’s annual signature fundraiser was a hard-won success during the pandemic. Left to right: Bob Hanley, Brewfest committee chair; Beverly Heikes, current club president; Tim Beatty, club foundation chair; Robin Benedict, professional staff of the Friends of the CJCEH; Nancy Cabral, immediate past club president; Lisa Rantz, Club member and Hilo Medical Foundation executive director; and Marcia Prose, club member and current president of the Friends.

The Rotary Club of Hilo presented two checks of $8,000 each to their annual signature beneficiaries at the Nov. 19 club meeting.