We’re thrilled to announce that CORAL has been selected as an honoree for the 2021 Cades Foundation Nonprofit Leadership Award, part of the 20th annual Business Leadership Awards, for our work protecting coral reefs in Hawai’i. This award recognizes top nonprofit organizations that address and respond to important issues in the Hawai’i region.
A celebration will be held on November 4, 2021, where the winner will be announced and given a $5,000 donation courtesy of The Cades Foundation and Pacific Business News. Hawaiʻi Regional Program Director Manuel Mejia will attend on behalf of CORAL.
It is a great honor to be recognized for our commitment to saving coral reefs, which are significant for the economy and local culture of Hawaiʻi. Our work centers around addressing local threats, like stormwater runoff or sewage contamination, to keep coral reefs healthy and help them adapt to climate change. Through cutting-edge science and our programs Maui and Hawai’i Island, we hope to protect coral reefs and support coastal communities for years to come.
Keep reading to learn more about our conservation practices in Hawaiʻi.