Artists for Appleseed 2014

Please join us in celebrating our 10th Year Anniversary at our annual fundraiser, Artists for Appleseed, on Thursday, October 2nd at 5:30 p.m. at the Pacific Club. Support Hawaii Appleseed and enjoy a wonderful evening of dinner, music, and the works of local artists, which will be displayed and offered for sale.

Admission can be purchased for $150 per person using any of the following methods:
  • Online using a credit card or Paypal

  • By sending a check to Hawaii Appleseed, 119 Merchant St., Ste. 605A, Honolulu, HI 96813.

  • By calling (808) 587-7605 and paying with a credit card over the phone.

Page Contents

Celebrating 10 Years
The Art of Artists for Appleseed
Special Honoree - Jerry Rauckhorst
Music - Michael Tanenbaum

Celebrating 10 Years of Fighting for Social Justice (and Winning)!

Ten years ago, we started our work with an inexperienced part-time staff attorney working out of a shack on his friend’s chicken farm. From there, we filed and won our first case, and thousands of public housing residents who had been illegally overcharged by the state for years received nearly two million dollars in rent reimbursements and rent reductions amounting to more than a million dollars each year going forward.

Since then, we have continued to do a lot with a little, racking up victory after victory for disadvantaged people in Hawai‘i, such as:

Please join us at our Artists for Appleseed Event as we celebrate these successes. Your admission purchase will help Appleseed continue to its important work in the fight for social justice.

The Art of Artists for Appleseed

Below are samples of just a few of the works that will be available at this year's Artists for Appleseed. Click HERE for a complete list of artists participating in Artists for Appleseed 2014 and more more samples of available works.

Wana by Jaime Allen

Talk Story by Nancy Vilhauer

Rumination 1.49 by Deborah G. Nehmad

Sea Urchin by Lauren Roth

One of the Lucky Ones by Christina Uebelein

Italy, Via Carmagnola in Chiari by Daniela Minerbi

On The Other Hand by Esther Shimazu

Nantucket Iris by JoAnn Farnsworth

Lotus Rising by Mark K. White

Lychee wood carved vessel by Francisco Clemente

Golden Remembrance by Laurie McKeon

Face by David Friedman

Organic Aloha Tee by Lauren Roth

Hand-painted trucker wave hat by Lauren Roth

Honoring Jerry Rauckhorst

pic Jerry Rauckhorst

Hawai‘i Appleseed is honoring Jerry Rauckhorst, the President & Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities Hawaii (CCH), for the extraordinary courage and commitment he has exhibited in leading CCH in its fight against poverty.

Jerry joined the fight for social justice in Hawai‘i in 1995, when he became CEO of CCH. Jerry’s professional career has been in service to Catholic Charities agencies; first in Cleveland, then Pittsburgh, and finally Hawai‘i. As CEO, Jerry leads the agency in its mission to help people of all faiths and cultures through social services and advocacy for social justice, focusing on those with the greatest need.

In his 19 years of leadership at CCH, Jerry has guided the agency through significant changes in structure and operations, growing the organization not only in size but also in quality, performance, and innovation. Under Jerry’s leadership, CCH organized four affiliate agencies into a statewide organization with integration completed in 2004. That year, CCH also received national accreditation by the Council on Accreditation. In 2009, Jerry realized his goal of consolidating CCH Oahu programs and administration into a permanent home by leading a successful initiative to establish the Catholic Charities Hawai‘i Clarence T.C. Ching Campus in Makiki.

An important part of Jerry’s vision for CCH is to help improve the quality of life for all people in our community through the implementation of equitable social policies that will empower those in poverty. In support of this vision, Jerry commits significant resources towards advocacy on issues like the minimum wage increase, affordable housing development, fair tax policies and policies affecting immigrants and migrants.


pic Michael TanenbaumLive music will be provided by composer/guitarist Michael Tanenbaum. Michael is a multi-award winning original artist who plays acoustic guitar, of both original composition and old time favorites. Learn more about him and listen to his original music on his website.


Hawai‘i is deeply grateful for the support of our generous sponsors.

Platinum ($7,500)

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing
Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel

Silver ($3,500)

Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks
Randy Moore & Lynne Johnson

Gold ($5,000)

Carlsmith Ball
Edgeworth Economics
Hawaii Gas

Bronze ($2,500)

Accuity LLP
Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.
First Hawaiian Bank
Kaiser Permanente
Sherry Broder, Esq & Carol Mon Lee, Esq.
Watanabe Ing LLP

Thank you to Silvert & Saibene Wines, LLP for donating the wine for the evening.

Event Location

The Pacific Club -
1451 Queen Emma St.
Honolulu, HI

Purchase Admission

To purchase admission by mail, please send a check for $150 per admission made payable to “Hawaii Appleseed” at the following address:

        Hawaii Appleseed
       119 Merchant St., Suite 605A
        Honolulu, HI 96813

To purchase admission online using a credit card or PayPal, click the “Pay Now” button.

To purchase admission by phone, please call us at (808) 578-7605.