HONOLULU, HAWAII - Bank of Hawaii Foundation announced the
recipients of this year's Bank of Hawaii Mike Lyons Maui
Community Award. Lana'i Community Health Center received
$15,000. Habitat for Humanity Maui and Maui Economic
Development Board, Inc. were each awarded $5,000. The
checks were presented at a special reception held at Maui
Culinary Academy's Class Act Restaurant on June 27.
The award is presented annually by Bank of Hawaii
Foundation in honor of the late, retired Bank of Hawaii
Senior Vice President and Maui District Manager Michael H.
Lyons II. Lyons was a dedicated community leader and served
as a role model throughout his 41-year career with the
Lana'i Community Health Center is a hub of resources for
healthcare and social services for the island. The center
will be using the award to purchase a diagnostic blood
analysis machine so that blood work will no longer need to
be sent to Oahu for analysis.
Habitat for Humanity Maui, which helps people on Maui
reside in clean and decent homes, will use the award to
support its homeownership classes and building program.
Maui Economic Development Board, Inc. will use the award to
continue its annual outreach to more than 10,000 Maui
County students, teachers and businesses with its
innovative education-to-workforce programs.
This is the ninth annual Bank of Hawaii Mike Lyons Maui
Community Award presentation. Last year's recipients were
Hale Mahaolu, Community Clinic of Maui (dba Malama I Ke Ola
Health Center Clinic of Maui), and Hui Malama Learning
The award is open to any nonprofit 501(c) (3) tax-exempt
organization in Maui County. Selection is based on: a)
exemplary fulfillment of the organization's mission; b) the
leadership demonstrated by the organization's executive
director and board; and c) the organization's engagement in
one of the following focus areas: community development,
education, human services, and arts and culture.
About Mike Lyons
Mike Lyons began his career at Bank of Hawaii in 1961 as a
trainee and worked his way up to senior vice president and
Maui regional manager, retiring in 2000. Throughout his
career, Lyons served on the boards of numerous community
groups and was instrumental in founding several nonprofit
organizations on Maui. Among his many roles, he served as
founder and chairman of the Maui Economic Development
Board; governor of District 500 (Hawaii) Rotary
International; president of the Maui Chamber of Commerce,
Kahului Rotary Club, and the J. Walter Cameron Center;
chairman of Maui United Way; and treasurer and board member
of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Lyons passed away on
March 26, 2004.
Representatives of Bank of Hawaii and the Lyons family
present the 2012 Bank of Hawaii Mike Lyons Maui Community
Award. (from left): Peter Biggs, Bank of Hawaii vice chair
and chief retail officer; Medical Director Mary Francl of
Lana'i Community Health Center; Executive Director Sherri
Dodson of Habitat for Humanity Maui; Executive Director
Jeanne Skog of Maui Economic Development Board, Inc.; Donna
Tanoue, Bank of Hawaii vice chair and president of Bank of
Hawaii Foundation; Anders Lyons (son of Mike Lyons); and
Kevin Baptist, Bank of Hawaii senior vice president and
Maui regional and island manager.