Giving Back in Style at the Imua Fundraiser Gala

Nainoa Moore, Chocolate Production Manager

Posted on April 03 2019

Last Saturday more than 500 members of the Maui community turned out disguised in elaborate costumes and masks to support Imua Family Services. The sold-out Fundraiser Gala event themed “Carnival de Venice” generated generous donations through live auctions and attendance. All fundraising going towards Imua, a vital Maui non-profit organization that provides services for young children with developmental difficulties and support for their families.


Photo: Bryan Berkowitz/ Imua Family Service

This year Gunars Valkirs, CEO of Maui Ku'ia Estate Chocolate, Inc. and his wife JoRene were honored as Honorary Chairs. Gunars announced a $30,000 grant by his family foundation, the Makana Aloha Foundation, to support Imua's West Maui Office. He also announced an annual grant starting in 2020 which will be funded by a portion of the retail net profit of Maui Ku'ia Estate Chocolate, Inc. Watch Gunars speech here

 Photo: Bryan Berkowitz/ Imua Family Service

Maui Mayor Mike Victorino commended Imua for the success of its fundraiser gala. “It was great to see that a lot of money was raised for Imua Family Services, which provides essential services to people who need help. Maui’s non profits provide an important safety net for our most needy residents.”

 Photo: Bryan Berkowitz/ Imua Family Service

All of this years Gala attendees were given a certificate from Maui Ku‘ia Estate Chocolate, Inc. to redeem an 18-piece gift box of chocolate when the factory opens. A sweet surprise for attendees thanking them for their support. 

Photo: Nainoa Moore

We look forward to giving back more in the coming future with Maui Ku'ia Estate Chocolate, and help support Imua’s mission to empower children and their families to reach their full potential! Just one more reason to treat yourself to world class chocolate while supporting the community!


For more information, visit imuafamilyservices.org.
Photo: Imua Family Service

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