Aloha Kakou



Earl Bakken Holidays 2016I send my warm greetings of aloha and my sincere wishes for a Holiday Season filled with love, peace, joy, and beauty.

Beauty can be found in all things of nature, big and small: the structure and color of a flower petal, the shape-shifting clouds against a clear, blue sky, the sound of the ocean waves gently lapping the sandy shore, or the eyes of a soul in need.

At age (almost) 93, I'm still dreaming and doing what I can to live my life in the spirit of compassion and kindness.

Each day, I try to inspire others to Live On and Give On — not only patients who receive extra life from a life-giving or life-sustaining therapy, but also anyone who is blessed with good health, extra time, or other resources to share. We need to do anything and everything we can to help make our world a more loving and peaceful place for ourselves, each other, and our future generations.

Ask yourself these simple questions: What do I have (time, money, knowledge, kindness, love) to share? How can I strengthen peace (of mind, at home, in the community, the world)? What divisions (of fear, of misunderstanding, or gaps that separate us) can I bridge?

Every act, small or large, will help us mend our common threads of decency, generosity, and altruism. These are the gifts that unite us, that give back to us in countless unseen ways.

I wish you an abundance of gifts this Joyous Season — the precious gifts of simple beauty, of sharing love and good will with others, and a peaceful heart.

Dreaming on, Living on, and Giving on.

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Hawaiian proverb
'A 'ohe lokomaikai'I 'i nele i ka pana 'i
No kind deed has ever lacked its reward.

Please join me in supporting these organizations. Each one is near and dear to my heart and thrives on the generosity of friends like you.

The “Donate Now” link will take you to Guidestar’s Network for Good online giving process. If you would like to designate your gift to one or more organization, please fill in the Designation box with their name(s), If you do not specify, your gift will be shared equally among all of the organizations. Your tax-deductible donation to The Earl & Doris Bakken Foundation will then be passed on to the organization(s) of your choice.

Mahalo nui loa (thank you very much) for your kindness.

Last year, your generous donations helped these organizations improve their services in so many ways. Mahalo nui loa (thank you very much) for your kindness.


Friends of the FutureFriends of the Future works to improve the quality of life in diverse ways for all who call Hawai'i Island home, with projects that include Tutu's House, Earl's Garage, and many more.


North Hawai‘i Community HospitalNorth Hawai‘i Community Hospital in Waimea, HI, serves the community with quality, acute care services and the spirit of aloha, in keeping with the original vision of integrative medicine in a healing environment.


The Kohala CenterThe Kohala Center located on Hawai‘i Island is anindependent, non-profit academic institute for research and education in the environmental science, with a focus on energy self-reliance, food self-reliance, and ecosystem health.


Na Kalai Wa‘aNa Kalai Wa‘a is an education-based, non-profit organization based on Hawai‘i Island that is dedicated to the maintenance of Hawaiian cultural values and customs through the teaching and application of non-instrument navigation and open-ocean voyaging.


The Bakken MuseumThe Bakken Museum inspires a passion for science and its potential for social good by helping people explore the history and nature of electricity and magnetism.


Pavek Museum of BroadcastingPavek Museum of Broadcasting in St. Louis Park,MN, shows how pioneers in electronic communications impact the evolution of society. It is home to extensive collections and offers a variety of programs to inspire the young to explore science and communication arts.


Na Pukii, Inc. - Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Moku O Kohala SealNa Pukii, Inc. - Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Moku O Kohala With a broad-based mission to further cultural education within the Kohala district of Hawaii Island, chapter members serve as stewards of the land, caring for and protecting historic sites. Makes checks payable to: Na Pukii, mail to PO Box 1079, Kamuela, HI 96743