Our Donors

NHLC believes that justice should be accessible to all, regardless of ability to pay, and that all Native Hawaiians deserve to have their rights protected to live in Hawai’i, maintain their pilina to place and community, and perpetuate their traditional and customary practice. Indeed, in most years at least 50% of NHLC’s clients meet the federal financial guidelines for indigency and many more are modest means and part of the ALICE (asset limited, income constrained, employed) population in Hawai’i.

As a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable legal services provider, NHLC’s work is enabled by the generosity of the communities we serve and the many donors that believe in our mission. NHLC is grateful for the donors that allow us to continue our nearly 50 years of work, steadfastly standing for a just and pono Hawai’i.

Donors By Year

Audrey Allencastre 

Jason Barnwell & Sara Smucker Barnwell Family Fund 

Rahul Bawa  

Jeannene C. Bays 

Kawena Beaupré 

Jeanne M. Behler in memory of Eddie Pakaki 

Henri Benaim 

Sherry P. Broder 

Susan Burch in memory of my brother-in-law Eddie Pakaki 

Bonita Chang

Cecelia Chang 

A.M. Chavez 

Hayley Chown 

Rachael Cusick

Alex Dopp 

Marvin Duncan 

Kirk and Phyllis Durante

Peter M. Eschner

Hengameh Etebar 

Jacqueline Franks 

Susan Friedenberg 

Rebeccah Gan 

Xenia Giolli 

Marsheila J. Hayes

Karen M. Holt 

Katelyn Holzer 

Honolulu Friends Meeting 

Hui Malama Tax and Accounting LLC 

Denise Jacques

Iain Johnston in honor of my father, Gil Johnston

Nalani and James Kaina 

Canile Kaio 

Lea M. Kanehe 

Robin and Sally Kaye 

Jonathan C. Knight 

Angela Kofahl in loving memory of Eddie Pakaki 

Rachel E. Larson

Aaron Lau 

Jeannette Lee

Kerri Lindstrom

Violet A. Lui-Frank 

Tim and Tatiana Lyons

Lynne Matusow

Kainalu Matthews 

Makenna Meyer 

Geoffrey S. Michaelson

Tavori Monmaney 

Alan T. Murakami 

Linda and Gordon Oamilda 

Lynette K. Paglinawan 

Letani Peltier 

Jill Pfeiffer 

Katie Popov in loving memory of Uncle Edward Pakaki 

Kari Postotnik

Paul M. Ruff, Jr.  

Ala Salameh 

Anuradha Sawkar 

Zachary Schlesinger

Meleana Shim 

Arthur Spencer 

Raynette Taketa  

Kelly Sinclair Vicars

Suzanne K. Young 

Sam K. Ahia

Joseph Aikala

Audrey Allencastre

Naalehu Anthony

Rahul Bawa

Maile and John Bay

Jeannene C. Bays

Elif Beall in honor of Na Kia‘i o Nihoku case

Kawena Suganuma Beaupre

Taylor Berry

Sherry P. Broder

Tom Burkland

Fred Cachola

Sean Cantanese

Bonita Y.M. Chang

Cecelia Chang

Anna Chavez

Kelly Connor

Crystal Cotchay

Celine Cumberlander

Brian Cummings

Jacqueline Franks

Arianna Freitag

Ede Fukumoto

Stephen Gomes in memory of Julia Malia Gomes

Arthur Goto

James and Sherie Gusukuma

Hal Hammett, Cultural Surveys Hawaii

Dona L. Hanaike

Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.

Melody Heidel

Elnora (Awai-Kalili) Hiers

Karen M. Holt

David Howard

Geoffrey and Lehua Ii-Michaelson

Nalani and James Kaina

Bonita Chang & Kyle Kajihiro

Albert Kalin and Hiltrud Kalin-Munch

Le‘a Kanehe

Marilyn Leimomi Khan in honor of NHLC Board of Director Kawena Beaupré

Christine Komatsu

Marine Lanet

Rachel E. Larson

Montica Levy

Darian Lonechild

Violet A. Lui-Frank

Tim and Tatiana Lyons

Melody MacKenzie

Amy Markel

Lynne Matusow

Howard McPherson

Robert Merce

Janese Morris

Richard Norton

Akira Ourique

Lynette Paglinawan

Letani Peltier

Thomasina Real Bird

Arthur Spencer

Lindsey Stirek

Summer L. H. Sylva

Remi M. Taum-Deenik

Thunen Family Foundation

Jacob Thorpe

Mehana D. Vaughan

Kelly Sinclair Vicars

Diane Ware

Richard Zupancic & Marcy Usalis

 

Target CyberGrants, LLC

Becky Ashizawa

Roy Catalani

Elizabeth K. Han

Albert Kalin

Christopher G. Kelly In Honor of Summer Sylva

Lisa Kleissner In Honor of the protectors of Mauna Kea

Arlynna Livingston

Makalika Naholowaa

Anita & Allen Naone

PacificBasin Communications, LLC

Porter McGuire Kiakona & Chow

Arthur Spencer

Tzo’-Nah

Alvin Westcott

Rozelle A. Agag In Honor of Summer Sylva’s new kuleana as NHLC’s Executive Director

Paula Akana

Hawaii Community Foundation

Anonymous – Unknown, A sister

Na`alehu Anthony

Gwen Arkin

Becky Ashizawa

Claire Atkinson

Kathryn Au In Honor of the Protectors of Maunakea

Veronika Bajwa

Marta Barreras In Honor of Pele and Poliahu

Bodhi Be

Anastasia Bennett

Stephen Bibbs

Emma Blaw In Honor of Carol Li, who inspires me

Prairie Bly

Sherry Broder

Jeffrey Bronfman

Puanani Brown

Eileen Cain

Raelynn Pua Carpenter

Steve & Carol-Louise Carper

Paul Carter

Susan Caswell In Memory of Diana Key

Celestine Casserley

Roy Catalani

Anna Chavez

Paula W. Chong

Rick Copeland

Angela Jo Lokalia Correa-Pei

Paige Clew Deponte In Honor of Louis BULLY DePonte

Laurie Derego

Linda L. Derendinger

David H. Dinner

Dolores Furtado Martin Foundation

MJ Duberstein

Romualda Estoy

Martha Evans

Donald Fisher

Leimomi Morgan Fisher

Jasmine Fleenor

Steven Forman

Byron Fujieda

Wayne & Hazel Fujimoto

Joan Fujimura

Ede Fukumoto

Len Gambla

Teresa Gardner

Lewis Glenn

Stephen Gomes In Honor and Loving Memory of Julia Malia Gomes

Christina Goodness In Honor of my children Kawena and Nahele and the Kia`i on the Mauna

Arthur K. Goto

Heidi Guth

Courtney Haia

Thomas Haia

Dora & Jim Hamilton In Memory of Michael Mason

Frances Harold

Melody Heidel

Mikahala Helm

Kathleen Hering

Elnora Hiers

Lahela Holmwood In Honor of Waimea Hawaiian Civic Club, Kamuela, Hawai`i – Continue to protect Mauna Kea, our SACRED Mauna

William Hoshijo

MJ Jirik

Phil Johnson In Honor of Alan Murakami for his dedicated work!!

Iain & Elizabeth Johnston

Jane D. Johnston In Memory of Robert G. Johnston

Robert Benjamin Johnston In Honor and Memory of Gil Johnston

Charles Kaaiai

Bonita Chang & Kyle Kajihiro

Ka Lahui Hawai`i Political Action Committee

Albert Kalin

Le`a M. Kanehe

Koalani Kaulukukui

Suzanne R. Kaulukukui

Sally & Robin Kaye In Honor of Moses & NHLC Gang, Congratulations on all you do – keep it up! Aloha

Kealopiko, Inc. For NHLC and all the hard work you guys do. We are so happy you agreed to do the Makamaka collaboration with us. Best in all future endeavors. Aloha, Ane, Hina & Jamie

Kapua Keliikoa-Kamai In Honor of Meleana and Kaleookalani Kamai

Marilyn Leimomi Khan In Honor of Kawena Beaupré for her commitment to NHLC and In Honor of Moses Haia and NHLC Staff

Linda Krieger

Benjamin A. Kudo

Winona E. Kukona

Diane Lahodny

David & Grace Lee

Ian Lind & Meda Chesney-Lind In Memory of Our Friend, Ruth Lucas

Gina Lobaco For Clarence Ku Ching and Mary Maxine Kahaulelio to attend the Oral Argument in the Pohakuloa Appeal

Thomas Luebben

Melody K. MacKenzie In Honor and Memory of Gil Johnston

Watters Martin

Marty Martins Kū Kia`i Mauna

Lynne Matusow

Robert Merce

Andy & Lee Miller In Honor of Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation for their good work and dedication

Tamara Moan

Roxanne Moger

Randall I. Morikawa, Esq.

Alan T. Murakami

Matthew Murasko

Makalika Naholowa`a

Gary T. Nakano

Georgina Navarro

Ashley Obrey

Sheila Okin In Honor of the Mauna Kea defense and/or action

Mose Orion Oppenheimer

Carleen Ornellas

Helena Orris

Lynette K. Paglinawan

Kate Paine

Charles Palakiko

Benton Pang In Honor of Civil No. 19-1-1134-07

Ryan Partelow

Giulia Pasciuto

Edward Pasqualin

Beverly Pau`ole Moore In Honor of Annette Pauole-Ahakuelo

Monica Pfäffli

Leigh Ann Phillips

Eleu Puhipau

Laurie Radovsky

Mary Rajkowski

Nathaniel Rateliff, The Marigold Project

Dawn Reed

Kaaukai Rowland

Catherine Seemann

Jun Shin For all your work on protecting our native streams in the courts and the legislature

Hilary Sholin

Laura Smith

Paul Solomon

Arthur Spencer In Memory of Herbert & Hazel Nobrega Spencer

Hardy Spoehr In Honor of Sonny Kinney

Becky Stewart

Raynette “Sugi” Suganuma-Carlson Dedicated to Ku`ualoha, Kekoa, Kainoa and Ka`iulani Carlson (my children) who are the future of our Lahui

David Sutton

Juana A. Tabali-Weir

Hella Theil

The Tzo`-Nah Fund

Maria Vineyard

Kirstin Wagner

Diane Ware

Alvin Westcott

Matthew Weyer

Angela Whitlatch

Linda E. Wong

James H. Wright

Dale Yashiki In Honor of Moses Haia’s recognition as Outstanding Alumnus of the WSRSL

Calvin Young

Christie Young

John K. S. Aeto

William & Melva Aila “Imua” Moses!

Wayne K. Akana

Carlos Andrade

Anonymous

Anonymous

Jodene Arakaki

Becky Ashizawa

Robert Barnett

Maile & John Bay

Keola & Moana Beamer Mahalo for your work!

Kawena Suganuma Beaupré

John Bolden In Memory of Attorney Robert (Gil) Johnston – To Dr. Robert Ben Johnston & Family, Dear Ben, Leisa, MacCregor and Finley I am sorry for your lost. Laura and I will keep you in our prayers during this difficult time, John & Laura

Germaine Bush In Honor of Sharla A. Manley, Esq.

Roy Catalani

Bonita Y. M. Chang

Johanna Chock

Bradley Chong

Lowell and Catherine Chun-Hoon On Behalf of and In the Names of our grand-nephew Quin Rogers and grand-nieces Margaux & Chelsea Rogers, as our Thanksgiving gift to them. It is our wish that this donation will help in some small way to introduce them to the important work NHLC does on behalf of native Hawaiians.

Linda Colburn

Sharon Coleman In Memory of Prof. Gil Johnston – Iain – I am certain that you embody the intelligence and integrity of your father. I know that he must have had great pride in your career and in you. As we all are learning, losing a parent is so difficult but part of the circle. At least we were able to have them for a long time. Wishing you peace, Sharon and Wheeler Coleman.

Brian Cummings

Jacinth & Yvonne DeLuz

Linda L. Derendinger In Memory of Robert Gilbert Johnston

Gary Dilfer In Memory of Robert Gilbert Johnston

Mark Doherty In Memory of Robert “Gil” Johnston

Dolores Furtado Martin Foundation

Steven & Mary Fannin In Memory of Gil Johnston

Dawn Farm-Ramsey

William J. Fernandez

Donald E. Fisher

William Keoni Fox In Memory of Alfred Kalama Kahakua

Gaynell M. Fuchs

Byron Fujieda

Christian Gainsley

Rosemary Galli In Memory of Robert “Gil” Johnston – One of your founders I believe. A great champion of indigenous land rights. Long may he be remembered. A wonderful important cause! Long may you continue to fight for your rights…….

Rosanne “Rosie” K. Goo

Arthur K. Goto

Paula Guanzon

Lynn & Moses K. N. Haia, III

Thomas K. Haia In Memory of Moses K. N. Haia, Jr. and Gertrude Thomas Haia

David F. Hamilton and Inge M. Van Der Cruysse In Memory of Gil Johnston – To the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation – Enclosed is a gift in memory of Gil Johnston, who was the father of our friend, Iain Johnston.

Dora & Jim Hamilton In Memory of Michael Mason

Elizabeth K. Han

Judge Walter M. Heen

Alexis Ho

Karen M. Holt

Lea O. S. Hong

Jean A. Iida

Clayton Ikei In Memory of Robert Gilbert Johnston – To Jane Johnston, In Honor of Gil’s commitment to Native Hawaiians

Iain Johnston In Memory and Honor of Gil Johnston

Jane Johnston In Memory of Gil Johnston

Robert Benjamin Johnston In Memory and Honor of Gil Johnston

Nancy Jones

Albert Kalin

Tomie Kaniho

D. Pi`ilani Kaopuiki

Sabra Kauka

Robin & Sally Kaye

Kapua Keliikoa-Kamai In Honor of Meleana and Kaleookalani Kamai

Christopher G. Kelly In Honor of Summer Sylva, Esq.

Marilyn Leimomi Khan

William Kilpatrick In Memory of Robert “Gil” Johnston on behalf of Christie Clinic Convenient Care, Champaign IL 61822 – Dr. Johnston, at your request, we have submitted a donation memorial in your father’s name to the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation

Colin Kippen

Lono A. Kollars

Gladys M. Kotaki

Linda Krieger

Winona E. Kukona

Guye & Annette Lee

Keith Lee

Ian Lind In Honor of Robert Gilbert Johnston

Gina Lobaco

David M. Louie

Cheryl Lupenui

Melody MacKenzie

Sharla A. Manley

Diane M. Mark

Martha E. Martin

Lynne Matusow

Heidi A. Meeker

Marian M. Merce

Robert K. Merce

Maile Meyer & Mike Broderick

Lee A. Miller

Alan T. Murakami

Makalika Naholowaa

Wilfred & Clara Nahooikaika Mahalo NHLC for all you do. God Bless & Happy New Year! Nahooikaika `Ohana

Gary T. Nakano

Ashley Obrey

Ruth K. Otake

Charles Palakiko

Mary & Dean Pigao & `Ohana – kids: Ashton, Tasha, Whitney and Drewann In Memory of Gil Johnston

Stephen Pirages In Memory of Robert Gilbert Johnston – To Honorable Iain D. Johnston, With deepest sympathies from the Court Security Officers of the U. S. Courthouse in Rockford, IL

Patrick C. Racey & Sheila M. Murphy In Memory of Robert Gilbert Johnston

Stacy Rezentes

Sally G. Roth In Memory of Robert G. Johnston – To Mrs. Robert G. Johnston, Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear husband. Sally and Don Roth

Shirley Schuetz In Memory of Robert G. Johnston

Michael P. Seng In Honor of Gil Johnston

Kitty M. Simonds

Rita Simpson In Memory of R. Gilbert Johnston – Fondly remembering Gil for his friendship, his wit and his wisdom

Frank & Laura Smith

Aviam Soifer In Honor of Melody MacKenzie – Mahalo nui loa, for many, many things–not least your wisdom, diplomatic skills, and leadership!

Roland J. Souza

Arthur Spencer In Memory of Herbert & Hazel Nobrega Spencer

John Squires

Marilyn Thomas In Memory of Robert Gilbert Johnston – He often spoke of his time in Hawai`i and the cases he handled. I’m happy to make this donation in his name.

Laura L. Thompson

Sarah Thompson

Teresa Tico

Ted Tourlentes In Honor of Gil Johnston

Patrick Uchigakiuchi

Kevin Vedrine In Memory of Robert Gilbert Johnston

Edward and Mahealani Wendt

Alvin Westcott

Ian K. P. Yee