Kim Gennaula To Lead Aloha United Way
By Sonia Isotov
The Aloha United Way has announced that former news anchor and recent Kapiolani Health Foundation Philanthropy Director Kim Gennaula will replace Susan Au Doyle as President and Chief Professional Officer of Aloha United Way starting June 13.
“Kim brings a unique blend of experience to this critical position,” said Aloha United Way Board chairman Robert Hale. “Kim was selected by a team of community leaders who believe her background in development will serve the organization well, as it gives her an innate understanding of the major issues facing our partner agencies. Her most recent position, coupled with her television experience, has also resulted in a solid, credible reputation within the community and in extensive long-term relationships with business and government professionals.”
Recently, Gennaula was appointed to serve on the Board of Education by Governor Neil Abercrombie.
Previously at the Kapiolani Health Foundation, Gennaula was responsible for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors for Kapiolani Medical Center’s operations and hospital programs. Prior to that, she served as News Anchor at KGMB-TV from 1993 to 2008. Gennaula also has experience creating and managing Communications Departments for Liberty House and The Sharper Image.
A frequent emcee at non-profit functions and fundraisers, she has additionally volunteered her time with the March of Dimes and Angel Network.
“It was a very difficult decision to leave The Kapiolani Health Foundation, but I do so knowing that the great momentum we’ve been experiencing will continue and result in a tremendous future for the hospital and its mission,” said Gennaula. “I am pleased and honored to join the Aloha United Way team. It is the beginning of a new era where we will think creatively to develop new strategies that support our donors, our non-profit partners and the businesses who work with us to help the community. In this economy, our non-profits need us more than ever, and we will be committed to finding innovative ways to assist in that fundraising effort to help even more agencies.”