Our Mission:

The Maui Non Profit Directors Association provides a recognized forum for non-profit organizations to exchange personal and professional support and to cultivate resources to benefit themselves, their organizations and the community of Maui.


  Maui Non Profit Directors Association 2015 Board of Directors.

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2015 MNPD Board Officers & Board of Directors


  • President: Paul Tonnessen of the Friends of the Childrens's Justice Center
  • Vice President: Susie Thieman of Lakahi Pacific
  • Treasurer: Sherri Dodson of Habitat for Humanity Maui
  • Secretary: Richard Carr of Habitat for Humanity Maui

Board of Directors:

  • Immediate Past President: Cesar Gaxiola of J.W. Cameron Center
  • Caroline Kilhour of Hui No'eau
  • Debbie Cabebe of Maui Economic Opportunity

Members of the Maui Non-Profit Directors are paid Executive Directors of Maui non-profit agencies or Deputy Directors who are next in line for the ED post, or the top level paid Administrators of the agencies.

Five reasons to be a member:

  1. Network with fellow Non-Profit Executive Directors
  2. Regularly meet with Government Officials
  3. Collaborate on projects important to your non-profit
  4. Timely information on Federal, State & County policy
  5. Topical Speakers and Seminars (Gov. Abercrombie was the speaker in February)

Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month with networking beginning at 8 am.

Please send your request for more information to: info@mauinonprofit.org.


The Maui Nonprofit Directors Association

is accepting nominations for the following awards:

Community Business Award
Nominate an outstanding business that supports nonprofits

• Evidence of financial support of philanthropic projects in Maui County
• Impact of the gift
• In-kind contributions to support a nonprofit
• Evidence of encouraging and motivating its employees to take leadership roles and serve on boards and participate in community      activities

Humanitarian Award

Nominate an outstanding individual who free gives of time, talent and treasure

• Time, effort and financial commitment spent on philanthropic activities
• Evidence of success in stewardship, recruiting and motivating others

Maui County’s Outstanding Nonprofit Executive Director

Nominate an outstanding Nonprofit Executive Director

• Leadership
• Vision
• Improving programs and services

Nominees and winners will be honored at MNPD’s Annual Legislative Pau Hana on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao.

Nomination forms are due no later than Monday, September 28, 2015. Applications are available on online at www.mauinonprofit.org. Completed applications can be mailed to, Maui Non Profit Executive Directors Association P.O. Box 1186 Puunene, HI 96784 or emailed to mauinonprofit@gmail.com. For more information call Debbie Cabebe at 808-249-2990.



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