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Hawaii Community Foundation CEO to step down

HONOLULU — Kelvin Taketa announced Thursday that he intends to step down after leading the Hawaii Community Foundation since 1998.

The Board of Governors has established a search committee and hired Inkinen & Associates to commence the process to replace Mr. Taketa whose resignation will become effective when the new CEO is in place. Taketa has accepted the board’s invitation to stay on in a part-time role as senior fellow under the new CEO.

“It has been an incredible honor for me to lead HCF for nearly two decades. I am deeply grateful for the confidence that the Board has placed in me as well as for the amazing donors and colleagues I have had the privilege to work with over the years,” Taketa said.

Under Taketa’s leadership, HCF more than tripled its annual distributions into the community on behalf of its clients and donors to over $47 million in 2016, along with increasing its assets from $230 million to $615 million.

He has been recognized by The NonProfit Times as one of the “50 most powerful and influential people” in the sector.

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