It is no secret that the Imua Ball Fundraiser Gala is incredibly fun! Maui Now covered the event.
"Valkirs announced a $30,000 grant by Makana Aloha Foundation, his family foundation, to support services at Imua’s West Maui Office. In addition, he announced an annual grant to Imua starting in 2020 from the soon-to-open company Maui Ku‘ia Estate Chocolate, Inc. The amount of the grant will be dependent on the company’s net retail profits and is expected to increase annually.
The news of MKEC’s plan to donate 100% of its net profit to Maui charities and non-profits was met with enthusiastic response from the gala crowd. The plan is a unique business model, and Valkirs hopes that it will inspire others 'to give more if they can, or to create something similar that will enable them to give more.'”
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