By: Sharon Findlay
Admissions and Communications Manager
Pacific Quest is pleased to announce the formation of the Pacific Quest Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to supporting the Hawaii County community and its existing non-profit organizations.
“After years of working in and contributing to the Hawai’i Island community, we are excited to formalize our efforts and reach the broader community. We can now include PQ alumni families in our efforts to give back by raising awareness and funding for local community programming,” says Suzanne McKinney, Vice President of the PQ Foundation.
Founded in 2004, Pacific Quest works with adolescents and young adults in an outdoor, residential setting on the Big Island of Hawaii. During their stay, our clients develop an intimate relationship with Hawaii and it’s diverse communities as they work outdoors cultivating the land, exploring the island’s natural wonders, and participating in community service projects or events.
Over the years, Pacific Quest has developed relationships with and supported over 60 different local non-profit organizations through donations from our company, its employees and its clients. We have created the Pacific Quest Foundation to continue our tradition of stewardship within the Big Island community.
The Pacific Quest Foundation’s mission is to contribute to existing 501(c)(3) organizations on Hawaii Island that steward a healthy island community. Alumni and supporters of Pacific Quest are encouraged to give back to the Big Island through the Pacific Quest Foundation. Pacific Quest underwrites the Foundation’s leadership and administrative costs.