Aloha Petroleum is helping the Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA) to fund its scholarship program.
Aloha Petroleum, an independently-owned and locally operated petroleum marketer, which operates 50 retail locations Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii, recently presented HGEA with a check for $3,009 to support the organization’s Charles R. Kendall Scholarship and Education Fund, the Honolulu Advertiser reported.
“Aloha Petroleum is proud to play a role in helping HGEA members and their families pursue enriching educational opportunities,” said Richard Parry, Aloha Petroleum president and CEO.
HGEA established the Charles R. Kendall Scholarship and Education Fund in 1966. In the last 44 years, more than 1,660 scholarships have been awarded to HGEA members and their families.
“Charles Kendall dedicated his life to improving the lives of public employees and we’re pleased to be able to carry on his mission through the generous support of community partners such as Aloha Petroleum,” said Darren Wong, chair of the Charles R. Kendall Scholarship Fundraising Committee. HGEA has been an Aloha Petroleum partner and customer for more than 15 years.
Aloha Petroleum plans to continue to support HGEA’s scholarship program through its Save-A-$ Club affinity program. HGEA members who use the Save-A-$ Club card to purchase fuel from Aloha Petroleum receive a discount. A portion of the discount goes to the scholarship fund.