CFS Guild on O‘ahu Named Outstanding Volunteer of the Year

2015 Donor Newsletter V.2


The secret is out! The Guild is CFS’s “secret weapon.”

For over 30 years, the CFS Guild on O‘ahu has worked tirelessly to raise both funds and friends to support the work of CFS. This group of extraordinary community leaders is now receiving statewide recognition as the 2015 recipient of the Outstanding Volunteer Award, bestowed by the Aloha Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). The CFS Guild was honored during the National Philanthropy Day Conference on November 17 at the Sheraton Waikiki.

CFS Board Chair Rich Wacker gratefully recognized the Guild, saying, “We rely on their guidance and support in developing and executing ideas to build fundraising as well as volunteer participation to support the work of CFS in our community. We literally could not do what we do without them.” Lynn Watanabe, Sharon Weiner, and Ruthann Yamanaka founded the Guild in 1984. Their vision and actions catapulted the fundraising efforts of CFS. Today the CFS Guild continues to build on their successes, with community-minded leaders coming together with a common passion and belief in the work of CFS.


Above: Several CFS Guild members at the Child & Family Service Annual Meeting earlier this year.

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