UH Federal Credit Union raises $19k to support Aloha United Way (AUW)

HONOLULU, HI (February 1, 2021) — Throughout the pandemic, the University of Hawai`i Federal Credit Union (UHFCU) partnered with Aloha United Way (AUW) to offer support to thousands of local families that have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

One of the ways that UHFCU raised funds for AUW was through sales of custom face masks with inspirational sayings beginning in July 2020.  The response from UHFCU members was overwhelmingly positive.  By the end of the year, over 3,500 masks were sold.  The proceeds, along with generous contributions from UHFCU members, resulted in a total of $19,000 to help over 1,200 individuals and 700 families.

“We believe in and are honored to support AUW’s mission.  As a local organization, we appreciate the challenges our community faces due to the financial strain and uncertainty caused by the pandemic,” remarked UHFCU President and CEO Travis Bow. “We would especially like to recognize our members for their generous support during this period of unprecedented uncertainty.  Credit unions are about people helping people, and we’re proud to truly embody that ideology at a crucial time in Hawai`i’s history.”

In honor of reaching the milestone, UHFCU is now holding a special sale of its limited-run masks on its website at  They are available for $7 each or three (3) for $16, with proceeds benefitting AUW.

The UHFCU face masks are stylish, washable, and reusable for practicing healthy habits every day.  The masks use unique, stretchy material to hug your face’s curves for more effective filtration while also maximizing comfort – making it easy to wear for long periods.  Each mask also comes with two (2) PM2.5 carbon activated filters for added protection.

Travis Bow (UHFCU President & CEO) presents a $19,000 check to AUW representatives Emmaly Calibraro (VP, Fundraising & Major Gifts) and Marilyn Nimsger (Business Development Manager, Fundraising & Major Gifts)

About University of Hawai`i Federal Credit Union

Celebrating 68 years of service, UHFCU is a federally chartered credit union with over $835 million in assets that serves the faculty, staff, students, and alumni association members (including family and household members) of the University of Hawai`i system statewide. Recently, it has been named a finalist for “Hawaii’s Best” by the Star-Advertiser multiple times, one of “America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions” by Forbes Magazine, a “Top 200 Healthiest Credit Union” by by LendingTree, and “Best Bank” by the students of the University of Hawai`i.

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, Mānoa Marketplace, and Kapolei Commons. It also provides access to members at over 50 Shared Branch locations and more than 375 surcharge-free ATMs throughout Hawai`i.


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