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Our Community Impact in 2020

ASB January 26, 2021 | 5 min read Community

2020 was a challenging year for many, with the drastic impacts the COVID-19 pandemic had on the economy and our local community. Many individuals and families found themselves dealing with job losses, lack of childcare, and more, with some unable to make ends meet. Because of this, they relied heavily on the social services and critical support local nonprofits provide.

“We are so proud of how our teammates showed up and stepped up for our community in 2020, despite the challenges the pandemic presented,” said Rich Wacker, President & CEO. “Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our teammates, we were able to bring real impact this past year, which we believe will pay dividends as we recover and move forward into 2021.”

ASB’s 2020 Charitable Giving Highlights:

2020 Charitable Giving Campaign HighlightsClick to Enlarge

  • The bank made ASB history by breaking its record for teammate participation in its annual Kahiau Giving Campaign. In 2020, a whopping 97% of teammates donated a total of $179,316. The campaign benefited ASB Kahiau Partners: Child & Family Service, Kapiolani Health Foundation, Kupu, Partners in Development Foundation and United Ways on each Hawaiian Island (Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Molokai and Oahu).
  • Combined with the bank’s financial donations for the year, ASB donated a total of $1,304,073 to 105 nonprofit organizations.
  • ASB surpassed its Seeds of Service goal of 20,000 volunteer hours in 2020, logging a total of 23,420 Seeds of Service hours. Teammates volunteered with more than 140 nonprofit organizations, despite the challenges to traditional volunteering that the pandemic presented.