About Us

We are an all-volunteer organization registered as a charitable non-profit with the IRS. Our mission and purpose is to provide awareness and education about Hawaiian and other South Pacific Islander cultures and heritage.

Besides the weekend’s festivities, we:  
  • provide speakers or instructors for educational programs    
  • support gifts of learning materials to education institutions or other nonprofit charities    
  • provide funding for cultural awareness and/or educational programs    
  • provide funding for eligible cultural awareness/educational projects
  • support cultural arts learning through workshops or other venues
President at Opening Ceremony

Board of Directors/Officers:
   President - Varen Berryman
   Vice President- Dee Evans
   Secretary/Treasurer - Bob Bacon
   Director - Benny Stillman
   Director - Joel "Naka" Madsen
   Director - Michelle "Hana" Herrera
   Director - Laupanana Iaulualo

All board members and officers serve without compensation, as do all Festival Planning CommitteeTeam members, so that all monies raised go toward the fulfillment of our exempt purpose.

Board member selling teeshirts
The Festival is sustained through support from the community through:    
  • grants and gifts    
  • donations (tax deductible)    
  • sponsorships    
  • sales at the event of souvenir teeshirts, soda and bottled water; and our raffle
  • Donations from the AMAZON Smiles Program, supported by online shoppers that choose Arizona Aloha Festival as their charity
  Tax-deductible contributions may be sent to:

Arizona Aloha Festivals, Inc.
P.O. Box 24237
Tempe, AZ 85285

Our volunteers include:    
  • the Board of Directors    
  • the Planning Team    
  • the Performers on our stages    
  • and the hundreds of Volunteers helping at the event.
Check out our Annual Reports for
fun, facts and photos!

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