The Marianas Visitors Authority gave $44,000 in donations to Karidat Social Services on March 27. The donations were collected by the tourism office in the Northern Mariana Islands and abroad under its #MarianasSTRONG campaign following Super Typhoon Yutu. The donations will be used by the nonprofit organization in its continuing disaster recovery services to Saipan.


Cars Plus and PHR Ken Micronesia presented $17,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Guam at the Car Plus showroom on March 13. Monies were raised during the annual Genesis Charity Golf Tournament held in December.


LT Travel will offer $20,000 as a hole-in-one prize at the 18th Annual Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands Charity Classic Golf Tournament at LaoLao Bay Golf and Resort West Course on May 11. Other sponsors include $20,000 from Century Tours, a 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross from Triple J Motors and $5,000 from Pacifica Insurance Inc., among others.


The executive team of Triple J Saipan Inc. presented a total of $20,000 to the Commonwealth Cancer Association and the Make-A-Wish Foundation Guam and CNMI Chapter on April 4 at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant. Each organization received $10,000. The funds were raised from the 2nd Annual Triple J Family Bubble Color Fun Run/Walk held on March 3.

PHR Ken Corp. presented Guam Memorial Hospital with a new transportation vehicle during a presentation ceremony on April 1.  The ceremony was attended by Gov. Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero. In collaboration, Cars Plus donated a maintenance package and a service contract for the ambulance, totaling upwards of $85,000.


Ambros Inc. and Shimbros Inc. Vice President Paul S.N. Shimizu and Resident Manager Guy Pudney presented a check in sponsorship of the Saipan Fishermen’s Association’s Mahi-mahi Fishing Derby and Saipan International Fishing Tournament on April 1 at the Marpac office in Gualo Rai.


The Rotary Club of Northern Guam and community partner California Pizza Kitchen, hosted a Spring Pizza Baking Session for Harvest House foster children on April 17. The club also donated six car seats to help transport Harvest House foster children.


Matson Navigation Co. donations for 2018, including funds directed by employees through the company’s matching gift programs, added up to $2.3 million, while the value of donated services and equipment totaled $1.3 million, according to a release. In Micronesia, Matson continued a five-year post-secondary scholarship program with an annual contribution of $10,000. The company’s program on Guam, Adahi I Tano’ (caring for the land), supported 30 local organizations in its fifth year. mbj

(From left) Lt. Col. Esther Aguigui, Guam National Guard; Shirley “Sam” Mabini, research fellow, the Career and Technical Education Research Program at North Carolina State University and Soroptomist; Luke San Nicolas; Luke San Nicolas Jr.; Jamie Freitas, student, Guam Community College, awardee, partner of Luke and mother of Luke Jr.; Geraldine E. Diaz, attorney, Calvo Law Group LLC; Sylvia Crafton, founder region governor; and Kristal Koga, District VI director, both of the Soroptimist International of the Americas.

Photo courtesy of Soroptomist International of Guam

Soroptimist International of Guam honored member Jamie Freitas with the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award during its 41st charter anniversary celebration on March 8. As part of the award, Freitas received a $1,000 cash grant to pursue her higher education on Guam.


(From left) Timothy Nelson, athletic director, Academy of Our Lady of Guam; and Cheri Stewart, executive director, Guam Football Association.

Photo courtesy of the Guam Football Association

Academy of Our Lady of Guam Athletic Director Timothy Nelson received 10 match balls from the Guam Football Association on March 28. Other high schools participating in both the Independent Interscholastic Athletic Association of Guam Boys’ and Girls’ High School Soccer Leagues received soccer balls during the 2018-2019 IIAAG Boys’ High School Soccer League season.


(From left) Micah Paulino, general secretary, Guam Football Association; Jay B. Jones, senior vice president, Triple J Enterprises; and Valentino S.N. San Gil, president, GFA.

Photo courtesy of the Guam Football Association

Triple J Auto Group donated a Ford F-150 pickup truck to the Guam Football Association at the company’s showroom in March 27. The truck, from Triple J Auto Group’s used vehicle fleet, will provide GFA’s staff and maintenance crew a means to continue in the upkeep of the GFA National Training Center in Harmon, and soon, new properties in central and southern Guam locations.


(From left) Dana Gutierrez, president-elect, Society of Human Resource Management Guam Chapter; Myracle Mugol, associate director, University of Guam Endowment Foundation; Jerry Perez, husband of the late Karri T. Perez; Sarah Grainer, associate director, UOG Endowment Foundation; and Charlotte Huntsman, president, SHRM Guam.

Photo courtesy of the Society of Human Resource Management Guam Chapter

The Society for Human Resource Management donated $500 to the University of Guam Endowment Foundation in the name of the late Karri T. Perez. Perez was a professor at UOG’s School of Business and Public Administration.