ProjectFocus Hawaii in the Media

Cheryl DeAngelo Joins ProjectFocus Board of Directors

Friday, July 29, 2011

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July 18, 2011 

Shawn Nakamoto, APR
SUN Communications
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Magazine Publisher Cheryl DeAngelo Joins ProjectFocus Hawaii’s Board of Directors

HONOLULU—ProjectFocus Hawai’i (PFH), a photography internship for at-risk children and youth, announces the addition of Cheryl DeAngelo to its board of directors.  She joins existing board members Lisa Uesugi, Shanlyn Park, Mary Scott Lau, Deneen Nakashima and Shawn Nakamoto.

DeAngelo recently launched "Real Word,” a magazine that provides a venue for Hawaii artists, writers, poets, photographers, musicians and chefs to showcase their original work and have their work published. In addition to pieces by everyday people, each issue features first-hand experiences from notable leaders in our community - an opportunity for them to share their lives with readers- in their own words.  This past May, Real Word was recognized with a PELE award for their MAKUA cover, issue 1.3.

DeAngelo and her husband, acclaimed chef Fred DeAngelo, also own OLA at the Turtle Bay Resort.  Philanthropy is promoted amongst their staff of 60 employees, with quarterly cleanups of the two-mile stretch of highway that OLA has "adopted,” participating in can food drives and donating Christmas gifts and school supplies for needy children.  The DeAngelo's also participate in at least 12 fundraisers for various organizations per year. In recognition of charitable giving and community service, OLA received the 2008 National Restaurant Association's "Good Neighbor Award." 

DeAngelo is also on the board of directors for Tau Dance Theater and is an active member of The Pacific Club, where she sits on the Mess & Bar Committee.  

ProjectFocus Hawai’i is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of children through the use of photography and to use this medium as a vehicle for enhancing self-esteem, self-awareness, and self-reflection. Its program is independently funded through monetary and in-kind donations made by foundations as well as community and business leaders.


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Lisa Uesugi, 808-382-8065