Let's Talk story Category: Newsletter
To Adam Borrello, a '88 Leilehua graduate raised among the pine fields of central Oahu, the North Shore is a magical place. An avid surfer, Adam has always cared deeply for the natural beauty and rural character of North Shore. Fond memories of pine and cane fields from Wahiawa –– "The Gateway to the North Shore" –– down to Haleiwa inform his perspective and vision for this special place. The same geographic area is also the mission area for the North Shore Community Land Trust, where Adam was recently named the executive director.
This past December, Turtle Bay Foundation held its fifth annual awards dinner, giving out $135,000 in grants and scholarship to 147 nonprofit organizations and students. The evening also celebrated Turtle Bay Resort’s passionate commitment to preserving and enriching O‘ahu’s North Shore through programs, organizations and individuals who are making a difference.
Eighty-three nonprofit grants were awarded to organizations making a significant impact on the North Shore in five specific areas including:
Turtle Bay Resort has been a part of O‘ahu’s North Shore since 1972. Many things have changed in the almost fifty years since the resort was built, but one thing hasn’t –– the pride we feel at being a member of this vibrant community, characterized the world over by the warmth of its people and the rugged beauty of its landscape.
As the Turtle Bay team moves forward with its vision for the resort, our commitment to this place and the rich cultural roots it is built upon only grows stronger. In a world where exclusivity has been and continues to be held in high regard, there exist chasms of separation between business and community, between progress and tradition. At Turtle Bay we take the opposite approach, creating a world-class experience built on inclusivity, honoring local culture and customs, and playing an active role in the betterment of our community with every step we take.
We are better together.