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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 12:11 p.m., Thursday, June 20, 2002

Aloha United Way seeks to raise $13.2 million

Advertiser Staff

Aloha United Way has set a goal of $13.2 million for the 2002 fund-raising campaign, the agency announced today. Last year, AUW raised $14.3 million.

Local business executives T. Michael May and his wife, Carol Ai May, will head up the campaign. "This year's goal reflects the economy and the fact that this is one of the most significant election years in Hawai'i for a long time and we anticipate that may compete with our fund-raising efforts," said T. Michael May, president and chief executive officer of Hawaiian Electric Co.

AUW's annual campaign benefits 64 agencies and community partnerships in the AUW network.

The Mays are recruiting family groups to serve as campaign team chairpersons.

"Helping families is the essence of AUW and its value to Hawai'i," said Carol Ai May, vice president and marketing manager of City Mill Co. Ltd. The 2002 fund-raising campaign period is from Sept. 3 to Oct. 11.

"It's imperative that we continue building on this collective spirit of giving and helping our neighbors to ensure that Hawai'i's families and children in need are not forgotten or ignored," AUW President Irving Lauber said.