Giving Societies

Tiffany Circle

The Tiffany Circle Society of Women Leaders, a national Red Cross program, is comprised of women leaders and philanthropists. The Tiffany Circle of the American Red Cross creates a powerful leadership network of women who want to change lives, save lives and strengthen their communities through a focused investment of their time, talent and treasure.

The Hawaii Tiffany Circle supports Red Cross services for the Hawaii community and sustains the humanitarian legacy of Queen Liliuokalani and Princess Kaiulani for future generations.

By investing $10,000 annually in their local American Red Cross Chapters, these women follow in the footsteps of a long line of women leaders who have helped the Red Cross serve the American public in times of war and peace with disaster assistance, safety training and countless other community assistance services.

The name Tiffany has historical precedent; the Tiffany Circle is named for the beautiful Tiffany windows in the Board of Governors Hall at Red Cross national headquarters in Washington, D.C. The windows, produced by the Tiffany Studios, were commissioned in 1917. As an act of reconciliation and hope, they were paid for with a gift from the Women’s Relief Corps of the North and a matching amount from the United Daughters of the Confederacy of the South.

The design of the windows personifies virtues at work in the Red Cross: hope, mercy, faith, charity, truth and fortitude. Members of the Tiffany Circle provide living examples of these virtues in their local communities by ensuring that the Red Cross has the ability to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to life’s emergencies

Please consider making a commitment to join the Tiffany Circle today. Your support will help the Hawaii Red Cross yet its impact will reach far beyond city and county lines. You will be joining an international network of humanitarians dedicated to the principles of the Red Cross.

Please email Terry Wells or call at 808-739-8108 for more information on ways your gift can make a difference.

    Hawaii State Chapter Tiffany Members

  • Leburta Atherton
  • Balbi Brooks
  • Joey Proffitt Harris
  • Kitty Lagareta
  • Maya Rogers-Kiyomura
  • Camille McCormack
  • Jean E. Rolles
  • Barbara H. Wong
  • Carolyn Berry Wilson

Legacy Society

Many Hawaii Chapter volunteers and donors have told us “I wish I could do more” to help the chapter serve people in need. They often feel they can’t give more money or time than they already have.

Some find there is a way to give more through a method they may never have considered: a legacy gift which happens in the future. These gifts help both the Hawaii Chapter and the American National Red Cross serve thousands more individuals each year than they otherwise could!

The most common form of Legacy Gift is a bequest in a will or trust. Bequests comprise about 75% of all Legacy gifts because they are simple, easy to understand, and can later be changed. One particularly smart way to leave a bequest to charity is through a pre-tax retirement plan such as an IRA, Keogh or 401K. When these plans are left to family members or friends, income taxes and sometimes estate taxes must be paid. This could affect a large percentage of the proceeds. There is no tax loss on funds left to charity.

The decision to remember the Red Cross in your will or estate plan not only will allow us to continue our mission to provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies; you will be welcomed as a member of the Legacy Society with special recognition and benefits.

For more information, please contact Jacquelyn M. Clites, Gift Planning Officer, toll free at (855) 244-3717 or via email at Jacquelyn.Clites@redcross.org.

Humanitarian Circle

The Humanitarian Circle is a recognition society that honors individuals (or couples) whose annual giving to the American Red Cross is between $10,000 and $24,999.

The Humanitarian Circle – Disaster Supporter (HC-DS) program is a ‘disaster – centric’ subset to the Humanitarian Circle recognition society. Similiar to corporate programs like the Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP), the HC-DS allows “disaster-centric’ individual donors to invest in our disaster preparedness operations.The HC-DS society is an ideal cultivation program for the many new individual donors who became American Red Cross supporters following disasters, like Hurricane Sandy.

Funding Opportunities: Service to the Armed Forces Giving Program (SAF Giving Program)

The SAF Giving Program is an elite corporate and foundation membership program that provides premiere recognition to companies that make high-value gifts in support of Service to the Armed Forces (SAF). Companies join the program by making an annual commitment of $250,000 or more. Consumer fundraising and employee donations can help a company reach the minimum commitment.

Please email Terry Wells or call at 808-739-8108 for more information on ways your gift can make a difference.

Tribute Gifts

Tribute Gifts are a wonderful gift for your friends and family on any occasion. Please consider giving the gift of a donation to the Red Cross for birthdays, holidays, weddings and more. Tribute gifts are also the best way to honor the life of your loved ones who have passed on. Email Terry Wells or call at 808-739-8108 for more information on ways your gift can make a difference.

Many thanks to Dr. Larry Tseu who honored his late wife, Bo Hing Chan Tseu, with a generous tribute gift.