#BBTB2012

Buy Back the Beach 2012 Event Recap

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The Buy Back the Beach Benefit hosted by Old Lahaina Luau has grown into an anticipated community event on Maui, bringing together a diversity of folks united in their love for the land. January 28 was the event’s 11th anniversary, and its most successful to date raising over $125,000 towards the protection of Hawai‘i’s precious places. Our generous 2012 sponsors, Sempra Energy, Mana Foods, Boeing, and Skyline EcoAdventures set the stage, and success followed in both general ticket sales and the live auction.

The event got “social” this year with the help of a team of professional bloggers and social media experts. With their help a $5K matching challenge presented by an anonymous donor was  successfully kicked-off on Twitter and Facebook. Live at the event, the donors generously doubled the match to $10K before it was brought live to the stage. In a few electrifying moments the match was met, and an additional $20,000 was rolled into the event’s bottom line. (Cue rounds of applause here!)

The night was impeccably hosted by the staff of Old Lahaina Luau—all of whom volunteer their time for the event. (This still amazes and humbles us!) Guests were treated to tastings from the luau and their sister restaurants: Star Noodle, Aloha Mixed Plate, and the new Leoda’s Kitchen & Pie Shop. Governor Neil Abercrombie added a little star-power to the night, making a guest appearance to voice his support for land conservation. Emcees Joni DeMello and Liz Morales of Ahumanu kept us rolling with laugher, Joel Katz swooned on steel guitar, the Old Lahaina Luau dancers gave a rousing performance, and HAPA’s stellar set at the end of the night took our breath away. Perfect weather and great company topped off a fabulous night under the stars.

Browse event photos HERE.

 

BBTB 2012 Live Auction Package: Ku‘uipo Makena

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Ku‘uipo Makena2 nights, 2 people Ku‘uipo Makena Auction Package to Benefit Hawaiian Islands Land TrustJust in time for Valentine's Day, a package to sweep her off her feet. Spend a romantic weekend at the Makena Beach & Golf Resort. While there, step off Maluaka Beach and on to the Kai Kanani for a snorkel/ sail along the most beautiful coast in the world. Indulge at the newly renovated Molokini Bar & Grille for their acclaimed Friday night seafood buffet. And lastly, lavish her gifts, this 14K gold Honu necklace by Mikel and gourmet chocolates by Melanie Boudar’s Sweet Paradise Chocolatier.

Total Value: $3,200 Buy Now for $1,750

Donors: Makena Beach & Golf Resort, Kai Kanani, Mikel Jewelry, Sweet Paradise Chocolatier

**Winning bidders are requested to call to schedule by April, all hotel reservations are based on availability and subject to blackout dates between December 17, 2012-January 3, 2013.

This package is a part of the 2012 "Buy Back the Beach" Benefit Lu‘au "Adventures for the ‘Aina" Live Auction.

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust is a nationally accredited nonprofit organization with the mission of "protecting the lands that sustain us." By working to increase conservation land across Hawai`i we ensure the protection of coastal shoreline accesses and recreation areas, native ecosystems and habitats, culturally significant lands, and agricultural lands for our working farms and ranches—all for our use and enjoyment today and for all generations to come. For more details on the organization and our protected lands contact us at (808)244-5263 or info@hilt.org.

 

Buy Back the Beach $5,000 Challenge

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Great news! A passionate conservation donor is putting forward a matching-gift pledge of $5,000 to kick off the Buy Back the Beach Benefit. Help Hawaiian Islands Land Trust raise $5,000 to meet our goal.

With this pledge on the table, your gift is matched dollar for dollar—meaning together we'll raise TEN THOUSAND dollars to help protect Hawai‘i's precious places.

Through this challenge, the donor is encouraging you to experience how positively great it feels to give in support of Hawai‘i's beaches and shorelines, ag lands, cultural sites, native habitats, and much more. Plus when you give now, your gift is doubled!

Help us meet this match—we only have until January 28. Every gift counts, so make your donation now by clicking on the button below!

  Buy Back the Beach $5,000 Matching Challenge
To learn more about our benefit luau coming up on January 28th, click here.

BBTB 2012 Live Auction Package: Waihe‘e by Moonlight: Guided Hike & Dinner

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Waihe‘e by Moonlight: Guided Hike & Dinner, up to 12 people Waihe‘e by Moonlight: Guided Hike & Dinner Auction Package to Benefit Hawaiian Islands Land TrustAn unforgettable way to celebrate a special birthday or the simple beauty of friendship, your private Waihe‘e Refuge experience includes watching the moonrise, exploration by guided night hike, and a catered dinner. Along the easy 2-mile path, MCLT’s project manager Scott Fisher discusses the ancient Hawaiian fishing village of Kapoho while sharing history, lore, and chicken-skin stories. Return to a fun spread of gourmet campfire fare.

Total Value: Priceless Buy now for $2,200

Donors: Hawaiian Islands Land Trust

This package is a part of the 2012 "Buy Back the Beach" Benefit Lu‘au "Adventures for the ‘Aina" Live Auction.

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust is a nationally accredited nonprofit organization with the mission of "protecting the lands that sustain us." By working to increase conservation land across Hawai`i we ensure the protection of coastal shoreline accesses and recreation areas, native ecosystems and habitats, culturally significant lands, and agricultural lands for our working farms and ranches—all for our use and enjoyment today and for all generations to come. For more details on the organization and our protected lands contact us at (808)244-5263 or info@hilt.org.

 

BBTB 2012 Live Auction Package: Vintner Vonderland Napa Valley

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Vintner Vonderland Napa Valley: 5 Nights, 4 people Vintner Vonderland Napa Valley: Auction Package to Benefit Hawaiian Islands Land TrustOur sister Land Trust in Napa Valley has prepared a 5 night/ 6 day stay for those with a true taste for conservation. Move into your own vineyard at the stunning Carver Sutro guesthouse, they’ll make you feel right at home with a case of wine awaiting. Relax and prepare for the rest of the week which features a hot-air balloon ride followed by a champagne breakfast at Domaine Chandon, and two land trust field trips of the Dunn-Wildlake and Foote preserves. Hikes come with personal field guide and a fresh-packed picnic. Since  it’s Napa, and you’ll be working up quite an appetite, eat! drink! Rounding out your stay are dinners at eclectic Ubuntu Restaurant & Yoga Studio and the stunning Auberge Du Soleil, plus a VIP tasting at the historic Silverado Vineyards in the heart of the Stag’s Leap district. Bon vivants, this one’s for you!

Total Value: $5000 Buy Now for $8,500

 

Donors: Land Trust of Napa County

 

This package is a part of the 2012 "Buy Back the Beach" Benefit Lu‘au "Adventures for the ‘Aina" Live Auction.

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust is a nationally accredited nonprofit organization with the mission of "protecting the lands that sustain us." By working to increase conservation land across Hawai`i we ensure the protection of coastal shoreline accesses and recreation areas, native ecosystems and habitats, culturally significant lands, and agricultural lands for our working farms and ranches—all for our use and enjoyment today and for all generations to come. For more details on the organization and our protected lands contact us at (808)244-5263 or info@hilt.org.