The Hualalai Ohana Foundation Presents
The Hualalai Ohana Foundation is honored to showcase 10 unique paintings from the estate of talented, plein air artist, Sita Soesman. Sita was known throughout the resort community not only for creating many custom works of art for residents, but for over 19 years of service to the Hualalai Club and its members.
After a difficult two-year battle with Stage IV Metastatic Melanoma, Sita passed away in March of 2016. During that time, the Soesman ohana received financial support for their out-of-pocket medical expenses from the Hualalai Ohana Foundation.
Sita’s husband, Patrick with son, Marley want to carry-on her love of Hualalai and bring her deep community connection full-circle and chose to donate specially selected pieces of her lovely artwork to the Foundation. Hopeful the tropical beauty Sita created will continue to live on within the resort, while also raising funds to support other employee families in their time of need.
Hualalai Club members are invited to a special Monday Night Reception at Canoe Club on July, 9th to preview the full collection. Bidding will be open from July 10th - July 13th.
The Hualālai ‘Ohana Foundation, was established in 2002 as a nonprofit vehicle for Hualālai Residents to contribute to the well-being of the community’s most valuable asset: it’s employees.
The Hualālai ‘Ohana Foundation’s tradition of giving is two-fold: to offset the high costs of both education and medical care for Hualālai employees and their immediate families.
The Education Committee offers assistance with public school tutoring, private school (prekindergarten through 12th grade) and higher education scholarships, as well as coursework awards, early childhood literacy tools and youth mentoring.
The Medical Committee provides financial aid during a severe medical crisis and travel expenses for patients who must travel to the mainland for treatment. The new Surgical Assistance Award provides financial help for surgeries necessary to avoid a disability or other debilitating condition.
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