Making Dreams Come True

By Suzan Forbes
Wednesday - April 14, 2010 Share

By Suzan Forbes, President
The Forbes Foundation

The Forbes Foundation was established in 1998 as a Hawaii-based, invested 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing timely assistance to individuals who are attempting to improve their lives. In fact, our humble beginnings started as a college independent study project.

At the time, the average personal computer cost more than $3,000, which placed computer ownership far beyond the reach of those with average or below-average incomes. I created the Forbes Foundation and began a quest to refurbish computers for those who were attempting to improve their lives but were inhibited due to a lack of financial assistance.


Our goal is societal improvement through the encouragement of positive cultural values.

Today, the Forbes Foundation successfully works with teachers, professors and community members for recommendations on eligibility.

Juveniles from the state Girls Court dismantle computers before learning to put them back together

We also assist the state of Hawaii’s Girls Court, training young women to understand and effectively use a computer. Ultimately, the computers are given as a gift so that they can confidently move forward and compete in today’s fast-paced technological environment.

Many of you may have heard about the Dream Home in Paradise fundraiser, offering any adult 18 years and older an opportunity to win a brand-new home on Oahu. Well, for every gift of $25 given to the Forbes Foundation, we offer one chance to receive a home valued at nearly $600,000! The proceeds go back to select Rotary clubs and the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii, which will spend it on an array of much-needed health and community solutions.

Should you decide to take part in the Dream Home in Paradise fundraiser, please visit us at: Click on “Order Tickets.”

You’ll ultimately be taking part in Hawaii’s future.


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