Community Economic Development as a Social Justice Issue

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 11:45am to 1:00pm

Event Location
William S. Richardson School of Law
2515 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822-2350


Moot Court Room

The Native Hawaiian Legal Defense & Education Fund (NHLDEF) 

Louis F. Perez III, Chairman & President
NHLDEF is a Hawaii-based non-profit, designated as a “Native Hawaiian Organization” (“NHO”) by the U.S. Small Business Administration. NHLDEF focuses on public policy and community economic development via its affiliation with The AKAMAI Foundation.

The AKAMAI Foundation

Johnny Chankhamany, President
The AKAMAI Foundation is an emerging Hawaii-based non-profit CDFI focused on providing education and community economic development to members of socioeconomically disadvantaged communities across the State of Hawaii via The AKAMAI Finance Academy and AKAMAI Capital LLC.

AKAMAI Capital

Brandon Azuma, Associate, Community Development Venture Capital Fund (CDVC)
Evan Minnick, Associate, Advisory Services

AKAMAI Capital, the investment arm of the AKAMAI Foundation, uses the tools of investment, trading, merchant banking and venture capital to create high-quality jobs, entrepreneurial capacity and wealth that primarily benefit low- and moderate-income individuals and communities that are underserved by traditional financial institutions.

Community Economic Development Case Study:
Client: The Pacific American Foundation
Project: The Kaneohe Community Aquaculture Facility

The Pacific American Foundation

Herb Lee, Executive Director
The Pacific American Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all Pacific Americans through education, mentorship/leadership training, employment, research and development, and community partnerships.

Sponsored by The Law and Business Organization and Ulu Lehua Scholars Program
Please RSVP to by 3/15

Event Contact Information

Linda Krieger

Contact Phone
(808) 956-7966