Major Gifts Manager

Eduardo Hernandez

Eduardo Hernández is the Major Gifts Manager for Honolulu Civil Beat.

He first called Hawaii home in 1999, when he moved to Maui to lead fundraising for the Maui AIDS Foundation. Here, Eduardo wrote a proposal recognized as a Special Project of National Significance. This initiative continues to provide critical housing assistance and linkages to health care for people across the Neighbor Islands.

His work to raise funds and awareness to fight HIV/AIDS have included cycling four times from San Francisco to Los Angeles as part AIDS LifeCycle; leading hundreds of cyclists on a seven-day four island tour across Hawaii as part of Paradise Ride; and in 2019 securing a major grant award to launch the Anuenue Pathway to Housing, a Gregory House Programs initiative to address a crisis of homelessness that affects everyone in Hawaii. He was previously elected to the Kaimuki Neighborhood Board, where he served as Chair.

More recently, Eduardo volunteered with the Friends of Iolani Palace where he wrote a nationally competitive grant proposal that was awarded by the National Park Service; He also worked as the Major Gifts Officer for the Honolulu Museum of Art where he stewarded a portfolio of individual donors including some of Hawaii’s leading philanthropists.

As a survivor of two pandemics, Eduardo is more committed than ever to being part of networks that empower underserved communities, promote resiliency, inform sound public policy and help each of us to live our most authentic lives.

He can be reached at or 808-737-2300.